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Lewis and Clark Expedi...
Santa fe Trail
Zebulon Montgomery Pik...
Leroy R Hafen
Harvey L Carter
Biography of Jacques Fournais (1750?-1871), Explorer and Fur Trader
Biography of Bérénice Chouteau (1808-1888) and François Chouteau (1797-1838), Founding Residents of Kansas City
Historical Sketch of Kansas City from the Beginning to 1909
Biography of John Harris (1795-1874), Hotelier
Biography of Henry Perry (1875-1940), Restaurateur
Biography of Jim Bridger (1804-1881), Frontiersman
Biography of Seth Ward (1820-1903), Frontier Trader
Biography of Thomas Johnson (1802-1865), Methodist Minister and Missionary
Lewis and Clark Resources
A bibliography of materials related to Lewis and Clark held by the Kansas City Public Library.
Schoolmaster with Urge to Explore
September 1, 1973
A biographical article about Jean Baptiste Trudeau, or Jean Trudeau, founder of "a one-room log cabin schoolhouse" in Saint Louis in 1774 and thereby "the first schoolmaster in Missouri." Born in Montreal...
Lieut. Fremont's Expedition to Oregon and California
February 1, 1845
A brief outline of John C. Fremont's expedition route throughout the western United States. Leaving from Westport, Missouri, he traveled to the Rocky Mountains, the "great Salt Lake of Northern Mexico,"...
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...
The Bee Hunter
A history of the spread of domestic European bees into the western United States. The author summarizes their introduction to North America in the seventeenth century and draws upon the accounts of western...
John Newman: "A Man of Uncommon Activity and Bodily Strength"
A member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition or Corps of Discovery, John Newman is primarily remembered for "his court martial and subsequent expulsion from the Corps of Discovery." The article relates the...
Historical Notes--Incidents of Early Travels in Missouri
Accounts of French explorers and traders of the late 1600s to early 1700s on the Missouri River and distinctions between different types of Indians from their encounters with Missouri, Osage, and Illinois...
Give Or Take A Lie Or Two
An article about the conflicting stories of both filmmakers and historians when it comes to the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Blomquist gives examples of several Hollywood films that attempt to portray the...
Historical Sketch of Kansas City, Mo., from the Beginning to 1909
Annotated chronology of the history of Kansas City, Missouri from prehistoric Indian eras to 1909, covering its many political changes in ownership (Spain, France, England, etc.).
Trade between Missouri & Mexico: Presented to the Senate, Jan. 3, by Mr. Benton
Answers of Augustus Storrs to queries addressed to him by the hon. Thomas H. Benton [or Thomas Hart Benton], senator in congress from the state of Missouri, upon the origin, present state, and future prospect,...
Daniel Boone and the Judgment Tree
Article about Daniel Boone's later life in Missouri as a syndic or judge in Missouri starting in 1800, with a Judgment Elm tree marking the site of many of his judgments, also describing his removal to...
More Evidence of de Vaca in This Area
Article about more archaeological evidence of the presence of Spanish explorer Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca in the Kansas City area in the 1500s, with the discovery of a brass spearhead in Independence,...
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