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Kansas City Cowboys
William S Prettyman
George B Cornish
H L Dellinger
George Horace Lorimer
A Bit of Nature
Illustrations (by Will Weber, "one of Kansas City's most gifted artists") and poem by local poet Robert Wiziarde about cowboys.
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.
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...
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...
Author and Newsman George Washington Ogden Dies at 94: He Had Been City Editor of the Old Kansas City Times
Obituary for George Washington Ogden, or George Ogden, "94, author and former city editor of the old Kansas City Times" "before its purchase by The Star." Native of Lawrence, Kansas coming to Kansas City...
Baseball Club Photos
Photos of the "Kansas City Base-Ball Club, winners of the Western Association Pennant," including the following players (last names only except for team manager): Donohue (catcher), Stearns (first base),...
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...
Exterior view, believed to be Billy Binder on horse. Identified on back of photograph as last horse I broke in 1958. Yours Truly, Billy Binder. Photograph was found in Montgomery correspondence, P3, in...
Biography of Jay B. Dillingham (1910-2007), Businessman
Brookings Montgomery Papers
It is believed that these four boxes of correspondence files came with the Montgomery Photograph Collection purchased by the library in the 1960s. They have been retained in their original filing arrangement....
Brookings Montgomery Papers Finding Aid
Brookings Montgomery (1884-1963) was a local photographer who died in Kansas City at the age of 79. He owned and operated Montgomery Foto Service located at 1519 Wyandotte, Kansas City, Missouri. It is...
Snapshot, full body view identified as Buffalo Vernon (Tom Averill) at 76. Location unknown. Photograph found in Montgomery corresondence, P3, under Averill, Tom.
C. A. Reynolds: Services for Hall of Fame Founder Are Saturday
Funeral notice for Chester Reynolds, "former chairman of the board of the H. D. Lee company [blue jeans manufacturers] and founder of the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City," residing "in Kansas City...
Charles P. Shipley
January 16, 1927
Reprint of a Kansas City Star article from January 16, 1927 about "the Charles P. Shipley Saddlery and Mercantile Company" of Kansas City. Description of its founder Charles Shipley, coming to Kansas City...
Chester A. Reynolds and the Cowboy Hall of Fame
Chester A. Reynolds, President of the H. D. Lee Company in Kansas City, Missouri, called the first meeting to discuss the building of the Cowboy Hall of Fame on January 20, 1955. Reynolds was born in 1887...
Full length body pose identified as the Cisco Kid.
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...
Cowboy's Diary Reflects Hardship of Life on Plains
Photo and biographical article about Sam Hastings, "a Kansas cowboy, a horse-trading mule-skinning frontiersman in the best shoot-em-up tradition," growing up near Fort Leavenworth and becoming a Confederate...
Custer's Last Fight
January 11, 1908
Short notice of a drama to open at the Gilliss Theater featuring both General Custer and Buffalo Bill. This company carries forty people, a car load of special scenery, horses and dogs. In the company...
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