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121. Fred Funston: A Forgotten Hero? Fred Funston: A Forgotten Hero? November/13/1977 Photos and article about Frederick Funston (1865-1917), or Fred Funston, the "youngest brigadier general in the U. S. Army at the time" of the Spanish-American War in 1902, a native of Ohio raised in Kansas...

122. Free Missouri, Part I Free Missouri, Part I March//1868 First of a two-part series of articles about Missouri history, with the first concentrating on the early exploration and settlement of Missouri Territory by Europeans and dealings with Indians through...

123. Fremont's Second Expedition Fremont's Second Expedition Fall//1994 Article about the second expedition of Lieutenant John Fremont in 1843 to 1844 from Saint Louis, through Kansas City, to Fort Vancouver in Washington and Sutter's Mill in California, and back, with photos,...

124. Friends and Partners: William Clark, Meriwether Lewis, and Mid-America's French Creoles Friends and Partners: William Clark, Meriwether Lewis, and Mid-America's French Creoles July 1, 2004 Article explores the relationship between Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and the French, particularly in St. Louis. Both Pierre and Auguste Chouteau were closely associated with these explorers, especially...

125. Fur Traders as Empire-Builders Fur Traders as Empire-Builders April//1909 History of the Missouri Fur Company and the fur trade in general west of the Mississippi River covering mainly the years between 1800 and 1850. Descriptions of several early explorers, such as Manuel Lisa...

126. Gass's Journal of the Travels of a Corps of Discovery, from the Mouth of the Missouri through the Interior Gass's Journal of the Travels of a Corps of Discovery, from the Mouth of the Missouri through the Interior Parts of North America February 1809 Book review of "A Journal of the Voyages and Travels of a Corps of Discovery" by Patrick Gass, "one of the Persons employed in the Expedition." Description of their voyage from Saint Louis along the Missouri...

127. George C. Yount George C. Yount 1997 Biographical chapter about George C. Yount, or George Yount (1794-1865), a Southwestern fur trader. He was a native of North Carolina raised near Cape Girardeau, Missouri, becoming engaged in the War of...

128. Give Or Take A Lie Or Two Give Or Take A Lie Or Two Winter 2009 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...

129. Glimpses of Old Missouri by Explorers and Travelers Glimpses of Old Missouri by Explorers and Travelers July//1907 History of the exploration and settlement of Missouri by Europeans, starting with Ferdinand de Soto in 1539 along the Mississippi River and continuing through the 1600s-1700s explorations by the French...

130. Group to Mark First Ascent of Long's Peak Group to Mark First Ascent of Long's Peak August 21, 1968 Biographical article about L. W. Keplinger, a lawyer from Kansas City, Kansas, "credited for being the first to blaze the trail as one of eight men in the Powell-Byers party" to Long's Peak in Colorado...

131. Hard Times for John Sutter in Westport, Missouri Hard Times for John Sutter in Westport, Missouri Fall//1998 Portrait, map, photo, and biographical article about John Sutter (1803-1880), owner of the California land where the 1849 Gold Rush started. Born in Germany as Johann Augustus Suter and emigrating to Westport...

132. Hardy as Bears Hardy as Bears March 1, 2006 Series of photographs, with biographical annotations, of famous fur trappers and mountain men. Pictured are James P. Beckwourth, Alexis Godey, "Pierre," William Bent, James Baker, Jim Bridger, and Mariano...

133. He Was the Best He Was the Best May-June//1978 Portrait, illustrations (paintings by the author), and biographical article about Jedediah Smith (1799-1831), an early fur trapper and mountain man born in New York and based in Saint Louis, Missouri starting...

134. Henry Rowe Schoolcraft Henry Rowe Schoolcraft Photo, illustrations, and information on Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, or Henry Schoolcraft (1793-1864), an early American ethnologist and pioneer Missouri journalist and mining expert. Native of New York moving...

135. Here Lies Kansas City: A Collection of Our City's Notables and Their Final Resting Places Here Lies Kansas City: A Collection of Our City's Notables and Their Final Resting Places 1984 Photo and bio of Seth Ward (1820-1903), "Indian trader, frontiersman, Westport banker, fur trapper, contemporary and friend of William Bent, as well as sutler of Fort Laramie" in Wyoming. Native of Virginia...

136. Historic Spots or Mile-Stones in the Progress of Wyandotte County, Kansas Historic Spots or Mile-Stones in the Progress of Wyandotte County, Kansas 1935 Excerpts from the journals of the Lewis and Clark expedition about their encampments at the present site of Wyandotte County, Kansas, at the mouth of the Kansas River.

137. Historic Westport: Jim Bridger of Westport Historic Westport: Jim Bridger of Westport May//1978 Biography of the Western explorer Jim Bridger, who became a citizen of the Westport area in 1853 and in 1860 bought the home of Albert G. Boone "a block or so north of the present intersection of Westport...

138. Historical Notes--Early Notices of the Missouri River and Indians Historical Notes--Early Notices of the Missouri River and Indians June//1881 Descriptoin of Henri de Tonti (or Henri de Tonty), an Italian explorer accompanying Robert LaSalle "from France in 1678," staying at Fort Saint Louis after reports of LaSalle's death in 1688, and engaging...

139. Historical Notes--Early Notices of the Missouri River and Indians Historical Notes--Early Notices of the Missouri River and Indians June//1881 Article discussing the French exploration of the Mississippi River valley in the late 1600s, by Marquette and Joliet and then Robert de La Salle, founder of at least two forts in the Midwest called Fort...

140. Historical Notes--Incidents of Early Travels in Missouri Historical Notes--Incidents of Early Travels in Missouri May//1881 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...