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21. An American Saga: The Walker-Bonneville Episode An American Saga: The Walker-Bonneville Episode March 1965 Photos, illustrations, and biographical article about Captain Benjamin Louise Eulalie de Bonneville, or Benjamin Bonneville (1796-1878) and his accompaniment by mountain man and "first sheriff of Jackson...

22. An American Saga: The Walker-Bonneville Episode An American Saga: The Walker-Bonneville Episode March 1965 Portrait and description of William Drummond Stewart, or William Stewart (1798-1871), a Scottish explorer traveling with artist Alfred Miller at the Rocky Mountains rendezvous in 1837.

23. An Early Account of the Missouri River An Early Account of the Missouri River January//1951 Copy of letters, with editorial commentary, about some of the earliest known explorations of the Missouri River by Auguste Chouteau perhaps as early as 1780 past Kansas City, etc.

24. An Old Frontiersman: Jim Bridger, Hunter, Guide and Scout, Dies Near New Santa Fe An Old Frontiersman: Jim Bridger, Hunter, Guide and Scout, Dies Near New Santa Fe July/19/1881 File containing an obituary for Jim Bridger (1804-1881), "known as old frontiersman, plainsman and guide for over a quarter of a century" before dying "near New Santa Fe, in this county." Native of Virginia...

25. Annual Review of Greater Kansas City Illustrated, 1908 Annual Review of Greater Kansas City Illustrated, 1908 1908 Photos and description of the early fur and Indian trade of the West and its relation to the settlement of Kansas City, discussing the role of local traders such as the Chouteau family, Joseph Guinotte,...

26. Antoine Robidoux Antoine Robidoux 1997 Biographical chapter about Antoine Robidoux (1794-1860), a Southwestern fur trader and early settler of Saint Joseph, Missouri. He was a native of Florissant, Missouri (a suburb of Saint Louis, Missouri)...

27. Antoine Robidoux, Kingpin in the Colorado River Antoine Robidoux, Kingpin in the Colorado River July 1, 1930 Story about trapper and trader Antoine Robidoux, a leading mountain man. According to the article, his account of California influenced the first overland emigrants in 1841. He was one of six Robidoux...

28. Appendix: The Real Quivira Appendix: The Real Quivira 1900 Story of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, or Francisco Coronado, and his failed Spanish military expedition to find and conquer the Great Plains region north of Mexico (including later Kansas Territory)...

29. Archaeology: Quivira Province Located in Southern Kansas Archaeology: Quivira Province Located in Southern Kansas February/7/1942 Article about the archaeological evidence of the visit to central and southern Kansas in the mid-1500s by Spanish explorer Francisco Coronado, as discovered by Smithsonian Institute scientist Waldo Wedel...

30. Art. IV.--Missouri Art. IV.--Missouri September//1851 Article about the state of Missouri, including its history, government, geography and geology, natural resources and climate, "chief towns" (mentioning Independence, Saint Joseph, and Weston but not Kansas...

31. Art. VII. [Expeditions to Santa Fe] Art. VII. [Expeditions to Santa Fe] January//1845 Book reviews of "Commerce of the Prairies" by Josiah Gregg and "Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition" by George Kendall. Recounting of Gregg's journey on the Santa Fe Trail in 1831 from New Franklin,...

32. Articles Written by John Edward Hicks Articles Written by John Edward Hicks 1949-1968 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...

33. Barney Ward Barney Ward 1965-1972 Chapter about Elijah Barney Ward, or Barney Ward (1813-1865), "[a] builder of Fort Hall [1834)" and "the man who directed the Death Valley '49ers on their supposed 'shortcut' to California." Native of...

34. Because of Them Because of Them September, 2005 Editorial praising the members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and recounting the triumphs and struggles of their journey.

35. Becknell, William Travel Journals Becknell, William Travel Journals June 18, 1905 Chapter of the book about the early travel journals of William Becknell (ca. 1787-1856), opener of the Santa Fe Trail in 1821(and later a Missouri state representative), and Meredith Marmaduke (1791-1864),...

36. Before He Was 20, F. X. Aubry Blazed to Fame Before He Was 20, F. X. Aubry Blazed to Fame September/12/1964 File contains an article on Francis Aubry, or Francois Aubrey, and his short but exciting life as a trader and explorer on the Santa Fe Trail in the mid-1800s.

37. Before Lewis and Clark: Documents Illustrating the History of the Missouri, 1785-1804 Before Lewis and Clark: Documents Illustrating the History of the Missouri, 1785-1804 1990 Excerpts from letters of French, English, and Spanish emissaries, with edited commentary, concerning the exploration of the Missouri River area before the Lewis and Clark expedition, starting with 1785....

38. Bend of the River: Kansas City in the 19th Century Bend of the River: Kansas City in the 19th Century July/13/1997 First in a monthly series of special sections of the Star on Kansas City in the 19th century. Focus on the earliest known European visits and settlements prior to the 1838 Town of Kansas, beginning with...

39. Bent's Old Fort and Its Builders Bent's Old Fort and Its Builders 1922 Photos and article about Bent's Fort in southeastern Colorado as a stop near the Santa Fe Trail and its builders (mainly members of the Bent family of Missouri) and other traders there such as mountain...

40. Beyond Lewis and Clark Beyond Lewis and Clark Autumn 2004 Article describes a number of explorers who travelled the West in the employ of the U.S. Army after the Lewis and Clark Expedition. These include Zebulon Pike, Stephen H. Long, John Charles Fremont, and...