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Kansas City Cowboys
William S Prettyman
George B Cornish
H L Dellinger
George Horace Lorimer
Biography of Jay B. Dillingham (1910-2007), Businessman
Theodore Roosevelt in Kansas City
2 photographic postcards of Theodore Roosevelt and his Sept. 1, 1910 visit to Kansas City
Articles Written by John Edward Hicks
A collection of 163 pages of photocopied newspaper articles from the Kansas City Star and Kansas City Times authored by John Edward Hicks, a proofreader and reporter for the Star. Most of the articles...
Drunk Driving or Dry Run? Cowboys and Alcohol on the Cattle Trail
Alcohol was abundant in the trail towns of the 19th century. Most of the cattle drives came up from Texas, and the state had a reputation for hearty drinking and violence. But did the cowboys drink to...
A Lost Pioneer
May 21, 2006
Americus V. McKim, known as "the father of Kansas City baseball" is buried in Elmwood Cemetery. He died February 10, 1910 at age 70. In the 1880s, "McKim was the driving force who brought major-league...
Major League City: Major League Baseball's Inauspicious Start in K. C.
Article about "the Kansas City Unions, Kansas City's first professional sports team," one of the "34 so-called major league baseball franchises in America" in the 1880s besides the National League. Organized...
Kansas City and the American Legion
Article about plans for the dedication event of the Liberty Memorial with the American Legion, World War I officials from America and abroad, and other festivities, including cowboys and Indians, flying...
The Dock Riders
Article about the fading tradition of genuine "cowboys" at the Stockyards, with history of the cattle trails and livestock industry into and out of Kansas City.
Article about the Homestead Youth Rodeo School "southwest of 115th Street and Kill Creek Road in far western Johnson County."
Hunt Grew with Chiefs through Toughest Year
September 15, 2013
Article focuses upon the professional development of Clark Hunt, Chairman and CEO of the Kansas City Chiefs, following the disappointing 2012 season and suicide of Jovan Belcher. Changes to the Chiefs...
Genuine Cowboys Captured Alive
Article includes historic photographs of various true "cowboys," in an effort to establish what the "most popular American folk hero" really looked like.
The 50 Greatest Books on the American West
Article lists contributors' choices of the 50 books most crucial to understanding westward expansion and pioneer life. The books address subjects such as the fur trade, agriculture, criminal violence,...
January 1, 1946
Article provides an in-depth examination of the food, meals, and cooking techniques commonly used to feed a traditional cowboy outfit. In the case of cattle drives and round-ups, meals were prepared for...
A Day with Dan Casement
September 1, 1949
Author tells of his visit with rancher Dan Casement who lived in the "rich bottom lands of the Big Blue, near Manhattan, Kas." Includes an aerial view of the Juniata Farm in the Kansas Flint Hills.
Negro Cowpoke Bulldogged 'Em in Style
Biographical article about Bill Pickett, a black "native Texan" becoming a stunt cowboy in Oklahoma "credited with originating the bulldogging of steers" in 1893, "the same year the Cherokee Strip was...
Biographical article about W. D. Fossett, or Bill Fossett (1851-1940), "a frontiersman, pioneer, detective and marshal" in "Old West" Kansas and Oklahoma (then Indian Territory). Native of New York moving...
Dan D. Casement: Viking on a Sea of Grass
Biographical article making up the entire issue on Dan Dillon "Deever" Casement, or Dan Casement (1868-1953), of Kansas, a "cowboy, stockman, philosopher, soldier, author, individualist, railroad builder...
Emigrant Life in Kansas
Book review of "Emigrant Life in Kansas" by Percy Ebbutt about the English book author's emigration to Morris County, Kansas (centering on Junction City, Kansas) in 1871 and experiences of pioneer life...
Innings Ago: Recollections by Kansas City Ballplayers of Their Days in the Game
Book with photos and descriptions of several baseball players starting out or playing professionally in Kansas City for the local teams preceding the Kansas City Royals. Chapters on Buck O'Neil, Hank Bauer,...
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