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Lewis and Clark Expedi...
Santa fe Trail
Leroy R Hafen
Zebulon Montgomery Pik...
Harvey L Carter
Biography of Bérénice Chouteau (1808-1888) and François Chouteau (1797-1838), Founding Residents of Kansas City
Biography of Henry Perry (1875-1940), Restaurateur
Biography of Jacques Fournais (1750?-1871), Explorer and Fur Trader
Biography of Jim Bridger (1804-1881), Frontiersman
Biography of John Harris (1795-1874), Hotelier
Biography of Seth Ward (1820-1903), Frontier Trader
Biography of Thomas Johnson (1802-1865), Methodist Minister and Missionary
Blazing the Mullan Road
September 1, 2006
Article describes historical and contemporary travel along the road from Walla Walla, Washington, to Fort Benton, Missouri. Fort Benton, constructed in 1849, was once an important fur trading post, and...
Boone in Missouri: 1800-1820
Biographical article about Daniel Boone and his wife Rebecca Bryan Boone, "the North Carolina mountain couple" and pioneers of Kentucky starting in the 1775, describing their experiences in Missouri Territory...
Boonslickers in the Gold Rush to California
July 1, 1947
Article about the people from the area of "Boonslick" (Boon's Lick, Missouri) during the Gold Rush of circa 1849-1850. Many of the individuals involved and their experiences are described, including William...
Bourgmont's Route to Central Kansas: A Reexamination
Comprehensive article about Etienne Veniard de Bourgmont, leader of the French expeditions of the territories in Missouri and Kansas, including one in 1724 "to central Kansas to make peace with the Indians...
Breadtray Mountain's Ghosts Still Walk: An Ozark Cave, Treasure and Spanish Explorers Make Tale Interesting
File containing an article about tales of ghosts of Spanish explorers at Breadtray Mountain in the Ozarks, with a map of its location near the Arkansas border.
Information about the Bridger family, including the ancestry of Western explorer Jim Bridger, starting with Colonel Joseph Bridger (1628-1688), an emigrant to Virginia.
Brother to the Fur Trappers of Old
Article describes the life of Eric Russell, a native Kansan who strives to capture the way of life of a fur trapper as a historic re-enactor.
California, Oregon, Texas, and the Territories Adjoining with Routes Etc.
Detailed political map of western territories of the U.S. in 1849. The following territories are included: Nebraska (to Canadian border), Indian Territory, Texas, Upper or New California, Oregon (to Canadian...
Canadians of the West
Biographical description of Jacques Fournais (here called "Fournier"), a Kansas City resident and former "Canadian 'voyageur' ('a man employed by a fur company to transport goods and men to an[d] from...
Captain James Kipp
Photo, illustrations, and biographical article about Captain James Kipp (1788-1880), an explorer who "established trading posts for the fur companies and serving as captain of the boats carrying the pelts...
Captain Kipp, Renowned Fort Builder and Trader, a Platte County Settler
Illustration and biographical article about Captain James Kipp (1788-1880), a steamboat captain and Indian trader along the Missouri River valley in the 19th century. Description of his life and career,...
Ceran St. Vrain
Biographical chapter of the book about Ceran Saint Vrain, or Ceran St. Vrain (1802-1870), a fur trader native to the area of Saint Louis, Missouri raised partly with the family of Bernard Pratte, Sr. He...
Characters and Incidents of the Plains
Biographical description of the Sublette family of Kentucky and their part in early Kansas history led by explorer William Sublette ("the first man to take a wagon across the Rocky Mountains") and his...
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