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Art Work, 18 X 22 in
Anna Lee (Dillenbeck) ...
R T Bradley
10,000 Public Enemies
Book review of "Ten Thousand Public Enemies" by Courtney Ryley Cooper about crime and prominent criminals (such as John Lazia, et al.) in Kansas City tracked by "the United States government, Division...
November 30, 2014
First in a four-part series of historical fiction set in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1904 and focusing upon a murder investigation carried out by the city's first African-American police officer Lafayette...
A Family Letter Regarding the Youngers
Article (written by a relative of Cole Younger) about the Younger family of outlaws and the activities of leader Cole Younger through the early 1900s in and around the Kansas City area.
A Faulty Petition
February 6, 1891
Biographical article about William Peake, former city treasurer of Kansas City indicted in court for embezzling city funds with his "bondsmen."
A Few Facts about Kansas
Article about the legal prohibition of alcohol in the state of Kansas and its effects on the population at the state line in the form of saloons such as the O. K. Club, etc. Description also of topics...
A Grave Matter
Short article relating the history of the burial of the Dalton Gang in Elmwood Cemetery in Coffeyville, Kansas, and the headstone. Includes photo of the headstone and what looks like a "postcard" with...
Aerial Views Show Site of Red Crown Tavern
Article describes the "site of the famed shoot-out with Platte County law enforcement," and provides information on the location of the tavern in relation to present day highways. Also included are two...
Alexander Franklin (Frank) James
Charcoal portrait of Frank James dressed in what appears to be a Confederate cavalry uniform. Drawing is signed by the artist with "93" immediately below the signature. Not visible in the image is "Frank...
Andrew (Andy) McGuire
Charcoal portrait of Andrew McGuire in coat over a tab-closing shirt. The drawing is signed by the artist. Below the signature is "Andy McGuire" written in different handwriting and black ink.
Archibald Clements (Arch or Little Archie)
Charcoal portrait drawing of Archibald Clements (sometimes spelled Clement) with a cigar in his mouth, dressed in a suit with a cravat and holding a pistol. Drawing is signed by the artist. Below the artist's...
Babe Hudspeth and Harrison Trow
Mention of Babe Hudspeth and Harrison Trow as members of William Quantrill's guerrillas in the Centralia Massacre at the end of the Civil War in Centralia, Missouri.
Bad Day at Old Mission
Story of the career of "Harvey Bailey, the nation's most prolific and successful bank robber" during the 1920s and early 1930s, living "amidst the most luxurious apartments and shops" in Kansas City at...
Ben Broomfield, Henry Clements, and James Cummings
Mention of Ben Broomfield, Henry Clements, and James Cummings as members of William Quantrill's guerrillas in the Centralia Massacre at the end of the Civil War in Centralia, Missouri.
Billy the Kid
Information on the life of William H. "Billy the Kid" Bonney, or Billy the Kid (1859-1881), an outlaw of the West, especially New Mexico, his place of death. Born in New York and partially raised in Kansas,...
Biography of Clarence M. Kelley (1911-1997), Kansas City Police Chief and FBI Director
Biography of John Lazia (1896-1934), Crime Figure
Biography of Mary McElroy (1908-1940), Kidnap Victim
Biography of Nick Civella (1912-1983), Crime Boss
Blondie-The Maurice Denning Story
Ganster, James Audett, in an autobiographical account claims that Maurice Denning and Verne Miller were the real gunmen at the Union Station Massacre. This article is Part I and traces the life and criminal...
Books: Living Dangerously
October 11, 1939
Book review of "Where My Caravan Has Rested" by Reverend Burris Jenkins of Kansas City. Biographical description of Jenkins as a pastor of a Kansas City church for 35 years with "a membership of thousands"...
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