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U.s Geological Survey
Rand Mcnally and co
Gallup Map and Station...
Rand, Mcnally & co
''Look Out For Hell Some Place Soon'' The 2nd Colorado Cavalry in Missouri, February-September, 1864
From February to September of 1864, the 2nd Colorado Cavalry was assigned to patrol Bates, Cass, and Jackson Counties, Missouri, areas ravaged by Order Number 11. This article examines the reasons for...
''Your Presence Is Not Requested''
December 21, 2005
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed immigration legislation that would make illegal US presence a crime rather than a civil offense. If it becomes a law, it would affect most Latino adults...
'Bleeding Kansas' Recalled
April 1, 2004
To help people remember and learn about the era known as Bleeding Kansas," lawmakers in Washington have proposed creating a national heritage area involving two dozen Kansas counties." The legislation,...
'Curse of Covenant' Persists
February 13, 2005
Restrictive housing rules written years ago in covenants in home owners association documents, are still in writing. "Although many Kansas City area residents are not even aware of them, more than 1,200...
'Nature Scarcely ever Formed a More Beautiful Place . . . . '
Overview of the travels of Zebulon Pike's Southwestern Expedition of 1806 through what is now the state of Kansas. The author writes that Pike and his men entered Kansas just north of present-day Fort...
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
A Border Blunder
Article describes the border warfare between pro-Union, abolitionist "Jayhawkers" from Kansas and Confederate "Bushwhackers" from Missouri during the Civil War. On August 25, 1863, four days after the...
A Growing Demand for Local
December 8, 2009
Feature article in the Star Business Weekly about local farms and the demand for locally grown food even in the winter. The article includes a comparison chart between 2002 and 2007 of number of farms...
A Growth Spurt for KC Area
March 24, 2004
Bates and Caldwell Counties in Missouri and Franklin and Linn Counties in Kansas were added to the metropolitan area bringing the total to 17 counties. The area is officially known as the Kansas City-Overland...
A History of Missouri
Maps of Missouri showing its progression from territory to state, from the 1804 Louisiana Territory to the state in 1857, also depicting the fluctuations in the state boundaries through time.
A History of Pioneer Families of Missouri, with Numerous Sketches, Anecdotes, Adventurers, etc., Relating to Early Days in Missouri
Description of the war "between rival organizations [organized for the purpose of breaking up a band of horse thieves and counterfeiters] in the two counties [Lincoln and Saint Charles, Missouri], beginning...
A New Map of Kentucky
1846 (reprinted ca. 1960)
Map of Kentucky showing counties, towns, roads, and distances between towns, with insets showing the falls of Ohio, the Lexington area, and the Clarksburg area in 1846.
A New Map of Missouri with Its Roads and Distances
Map of Missouri showing counties in color, towns, canals, roads, and railroads. At bottom of map is a list of steamboat routes. Distances between towns shown on map.
A New Map of New Hampshire
Engraved map of New Hampshire indicating counties, towns, rivers, streams, and mountains. Published by Bradford and Read in Boston, 1813.
A New Map of the State of Iowa
Map showing all four boundaries of the state of Iowa. Includes all of the counties in the state and portions of Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, and Illinois. Number "35" printed on the lower right corner....
A Preliminary Survey of Photographers and Artists in Kansas City, Missouri, 1850 to 1882
This paper is also online with the Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Kansas City website pages. It is based on research done 30 years ago by the author using primarily local city directories. A...
A Report Card on Local Schools
September 18, 2011
The annual publication of the performance reports of Missouri public school districts included charter schools for the first time. A chart, "Scoring Area Schools," lists standards met by Cass, Clay, Jackson,...
A War On Civilians: Order Number 11 and the Evacuation of Western Missouri
Article details the history of the Civil War strife along the Missouri and Kansas border. Order Number 11 issued by the Union forces led nearly twenty thousand people to abandon their homes in the Missouri...
An Illustrated Historical Map of the City of Kansas
Title continues: "Official name of Kansas City, Mo. 1853-89." Outline map showing counties, some waterways, roads, and trails, with text and drawings illustrating historical events. Includes a chronology...
An Illustrated Historical Map of the City of Kansas, Revised
Title continues: "Official Name of Kansas City, Mo. 1853-'89."
Revised edition of map published in 1939 that has an outline map showing counties, some waterways, roads, and trails, with text and...
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