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Askren, Robert G
Quantrell's Raid: Hon. Sidney F. Clarke Tells of Lawrence Massacre
September 30, 2005
Sidney F. Clarke was living in Oklahoma City when a Kansas City Journal correspondent contacted him and asked him for his statement or account of Quantrill's Lawrence Massacre in 1863. In doing so Clarke...
Biographical sketch of Robert Harra, "one of the enterprising and well-to-do farmers of Fort Osage township" of Jackson County, Missouri, born there in 1852.
Rollin' on the River: Greater Kansas City and Its Neighbors along the Missouri River Grapple with How to Best Use and Preserve both the River and Its Inhabitants
Second of a two-part series of articles with photo (of a barge in the river) and description of matters relating to the Missouri River including transportation (navigation), flood prevention, pollution,...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 5, 1909-1938, Page p601
A portion of Kansas City from E. Front Street south to E. 1st Street and from Troost Avenue east to Lydia Avenue, showing buildings, streets, railroads, and additions. Large numbers at edges of page refer...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 5, 1909-1938, Page p613
A portion of Kansas City in the Northeast Industrial District, showing several company complexes. Large numbers at edges of page refer to page with adjoining area.
Scuba-Diving Killer Mutant Monkeys from Hell!. ..or Just Another Night at the Drive-In
Article about the history of local drive-in movie theaters, starting "in the early '30s" in farmers' fields, with photos.
Show Me Missouri History: Celebrating the Century, Part 2
Second installment of excerpts from a video project by the State Historical Society of Missouri on the history of Missouri in the 20th century dealing with the years 1918-41. Photos and description of...
The Background of Populism in Kansas
Article about the origins of populism (the later People's Party or Populist Party) in Kansas starting with "the economic condition of the western farmers in the decade beginning with the year 1885," following...
The falls, Lake Forest, Bonner Springs, KS
July 29, 1910
Postcard of the falls at Lake Forest, Bonner Springs, KS
The Harvest Is In At the City Market
This article describes the fall season at the City Market with the fall's unique produce and activities for the whole family. Approximately 75 to 100 family farmers come every Saturday to sell their crops,...
The History of Black Business in America
One paragraph about Junius G. Groves, "one of the most successful post-Reconstruction commercial farmers," overcoming birth in slavery to become a wealthy entrepreneur in agriculture and distribution of...
The History of Henry and St. Clair Counties, Missouri
Biographical sketches of Reuben Slavens and his brother George Slavens, farmers in Henry County, Missouri (two counties southeast of Jackson County). Description of Reuben as being born in Ohio in 1825...
The History of the Belgian Bottoms in Platte County Missouri
September - December 2006
Article describes history of the Belgian Bottoms, "the most southern part of Platte Co. located approximately 2 miles east of Parkville." Belgian immigrants arrived in the U.S. in the early 1900s. Settlers...
The Mennonites Come to Kansas
Illustrations and article about the Mennonites, German-speaking "master farmers from the Russian steppes," emigrating to Kansas in the 1870s after being expelled for the religious beliefs there. Discussion...
The Missouri Tavern
Photos, illustrations, and article about the role of "the Missouri tavern" in the settlement of pioneers in the state, with the tavern "serv[ing] as home and mart, court and forum."
The United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men
Biographical sketch of Dr. Alexander Dockery, a physician born in Livingston County, Missouri, in 1845 and moving from Chillicothe to Gallatin, Missouri, in 1874, practicing medicine and establishing "the...
The Whitley Sisters Remember: Living with Segregation in Kansas City, Missouri
Article about the Whitley sisters, a representative group of black women experiencing racial segregation in Kansas City during the "Great Migration" of blacks to northern industrial cities in the 1920s...
They Had a Dream: From Sharecropper to Landholder
May 31, 1975
Vertical file contains a portrait and biographical article about Junius Groves (1859-1926), a pioneer African American landholder of Wyandotte County, Kansas. He was born as a slave in Kentucky and joined...
They Legislate for Missouri
Analysis of the composition of the Missouri state legislature, covering several demographic factors, such as age, political faith, education, profession or occupation, legislative experience, and influence...
January 4, 2004
Article features five local people who are working to make the community and world a better place. They include: farmer Diana Endicott, pediatrician Monica Pierson, architect Bob Berkebile, minister Ervin...
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