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101. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference 1901 Biographical sketch of Joseph Robidoux (1783-1868), "merchant and trader, and the founder of the city of St. Joseph, Missouri." Native of Saint Louis, Missouri traveling up the Missouri River as a fur...

102. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference 1901 Biographical sketch of Henri de Tonti (ca. 1650-1704), "explorer of the Mississippi Valley." Native of Italy emigrating to Illinois in 1678 as a Mississippi River explorer with Frenchman Robert LaSalle,...

103. Enemies and Friends: Zebulon Montgomery Pike and Facundo Melgares in the Competition for the Great Plains, Enemies and Friends: Zebulon Montgomery Pike and Facundo Melgares in the Competition for the Great Plains, 1806-1807 Spring 2006 Article explores two historic explorations that happened around the same time. Zebulon Pike's expedition went across the Great Plains to the Rocky Mountains in 1806-07 and Facundo Melgares and his Spanish...

104. Etienne Provost Etienne Provost 1997 Biographical chapter about Etienne Provost (1785-1850), an early southwestern fur trader dubbed "The Man of the Mountains" and namesake of Provo, Utah. He was a native of Quebec, Canada, becoming a "member...

105. Etienne Provost Etienne Provost 1965-1972 Chapter of the book about Etienne Provost (1785-1850), a French Canadian fur trader and namesake of the town of Provo, Utah. Native of Quebec trapping furs by 1815-1817 with the Chouteau family and possibly...

106. Etienne Veniard De Bourgmont's "Exact Description of Louisiana" Etienne Veniard De Bourgmont's "Exact Description of Louisiana" October//1958 Translation with editorial commentary of the journals of Etienne Veniard de Bourgmont, or Etienne Bourgmont (1679-1734), a French noble exploring Missouri Territory (then known as part of the Louisiana...

107. Experiences at Fort Bridger with the Shoshones Experiences at Fort Bridger with the Shoshones September//1968 Autobiographical account of the author, pictured as the son of Louis Vasquez (1798-1868), Jim Bridger's partner at Fort Bridger and in Westport, including their encounters with Shoshone Indians there,...

108. Experiences at Fort Bridger, with the Shoshones and in Early Colorado Experiences at Fort Bridger, with the Shoshones and in Early Colorado May//1931 Autobiographical article about Hiram Vasquez, a Santa Fe trader and native Missourian, written in 1930. Description of his upbringing with his step-father Louis Vasquez (1798-1868), a trading partner of...

109. Explanation of Map Explanation of Map 1906 Map and explanation of labeled "places and routes of importance in Kansas previous to 1854," including Cantonment Martin and other forts, the Shawnee Methodist Mission, and various Santa Fe Trail stopping-points...

110. Exploration and Diplomacy: George Champlin Sibley's Report to William Clark, 1811 Exploration and Diplomacy: George Champlin Sibley's Report to William Clark, 1811 October//1978 Illustrations, photos, map, and biographical article about George Champlin Sibley, or George Sibley (1782-1863), factor of Fort Osage in Jackson County, and his report to William Clark (of the Lewis and...

111. Explorers In This Area Explorers In This Area File contains information about various explorers of the Kansas City and Missouri areas, including early Spanish, French, and English explorations back to the 1500s through the fur traders and mountain...

112. Ezekiel Williams Ezekiel Williams 1972 Chapter of the book about Ezekiel Williams (ca. 1775-1844), a fur trapper born in Kentucky and traveling up the Missouri River from Saint Louis in 1807 (through the site of Kansas City) and again in 1809...

113. Ezra Meeker: His Mansion, Monuments, and Mission Ezra Meeker: His Mansion, Monuments, and Mission March//1973 Photos and biographical article about explorer and Ohio native Ezra Meeker (1830-1928) and his 1890 mansion in Puyallup, Washington, restored in 1973. Description of his life and career as an Oregon Trail...

114. Family of John Wesley Powell Family of John Wesley Powell 1954 Brief mention of Emporia, Kansas, as the location where geologist and Grand Canyon explorer John Wesley Powell's "migratory family finally came to rest," after previous farming endeavors in Ohio, Wisconsin,...

115. Fascinating Doctor Waldo Fascinating Doctor Waldo September/9/1993 File containing an article with photos and biographical description of Dr. David Waldo (1802-1878), namesake of the "community of Waldo" in Kansas City. Native of Virginia moving to Gasconade County, Missouri...

116. Flanders Callaway, a Frontier Type Flanders Callaway, a Frontier Type October//1928 Biographical article about Flanders Callaway (1752-1824), an explorer of Missouri Territory and the namesake of Callaway County, Missouri, with a photo of his home. Description of his life and family from...

117. Foreign Articles Foreign Articles April/17/1819 Description of the "'Yellow Stone expedition'" in 1819 up the Missouri River via the "Western Engineer" steamboat prepared for launching and to be led by Major Stephen Long.

118. Forty Years a Fur Trader on the Upper Missouri: The Personal Narrative of Charles Larpenteur, 1833-1872 Forty Years a Fur Trader on the Upper Missouri: The Personal Narrative of Charles Larpenteur, 1833-1872 1898 Photo and bio of Malcolm Clark (1817-1869), a fur trader of the Rocky Mountains after moving from Indiana and then Texas.

119. Forty Years a Fur Trader on the Upper Missouri: The Personal Narrative of Charles Larpenteur, 1833-1872 Forty Years a Fur Trader on the Upper Missouri: The Personal Narrative of Charles Larpenteur, 1833-1872 1962 Photo portrait of Charles Larpenteur (~1803-1872), a French fur trader in the Rocky Mountains spending much time at Fort Union.

120. Francis Xavier Aubry Francis Xavier Aubry February 1, 1962 Article about the highlights of the life of "the young French Canadian, Francis Xavier Aubry," or Francis Aubry, "the most fascinating colorful, rugged and persevering individual connected with the famous...