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Nellie Mccoy Harris
Nettie Thompson Grove
J G Sarvent
M E Ballou
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
A Growing Demand for Local
December 8, 2009
Feature article in the Star Business Weekly about local farms and the demand for locally grown food even in the winter. The article includes a comparison chart between 2002 and 2007 of number of farms...
A Suburb from Scratch
August 13, 2006
A new community is being developed south of Blue Springs, Missouri, on roughly 2,000 acres annexed into the city in 2003. Chapman Farms, being developed by Green Fields Development, is a 'massive undertaking,'...
Air for Sale
February 17-23, 2005
Article describes Krystal Planet, the brainchild of Johnson County, Kansas native Troy Helming. Helming's company intends to harness wind power as a renewable resource, but is considered an "outsider"...
An Interview With Robert Mesa
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded September 11, 1978. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to...
Unidentified men and horses in front of barn.
Battles and Biographies of Missourians, or the Civil War Period of Our State
Chapter of the book about Order Number 11 issued by General Thomas Ewing. Contains heated arguments, including that of George C. Bingham, on both sides of the issue over fairness to Missouri homeowners...
Biography of Bérénice Chouteau (1808-1888) and François Chouteau (1797-1838), Founding Residents of Kansas City
Building's Power Failure Harms Telecom Tenants
December 16-22, 2005
The Bryant Building downtown is being made into a telecom carrier hotel. The art deco building is 75 years old, and "lost power for 18 hours Dec. 11, a crippling blow to the scores of telecom tenants that...
July 21, 2004
Recently a harness cart used by Loula Long Combs was uncovered in the Longview Farms show barn as reconstruction work was happening there. The Friends of the Kansas City Museum plan on using this cart...
Civil War Map of Cass County Missouri
Map of Civil War era Cass County, Missouri, depicting locations of battles and skirmishes, as well as towns, farms, cemetaries, mills, and family homes. Also includes Quantrill's routes to and from Lawrence,...
Commercial Wind Farm Proves to Be a Windfall
October 30, 2007
The Bluegrass Ridge Farm in King City, Missouri, has the first commercial wind farm in Missouri. It has "27 massive turbines sprawled over 6,000 acres of farmland...." The first turbines, which stand at...
Corralling Jackson County's Prized Polled Hereford and Family Run Dairy Farm History
The author states that Jackson County became the "Cattle Capitol" of the country just after the Civil War. An Independence outfit obtained a bull in England named "Anxiety IV" and the perfect Hereford...
Environmentalists Question Appeal
February 1, 2010
Article discusses the controversy over the two-mile buffer which surrounds Arrow Rock State Historic Site. The buffer zone was set up to protect the site from odors emanating from a factory hog farm.
Ex-Executive Lives 2 Lifestyles
Photo and biographical article about Russ Harris, a livestock breeder on farms in the Kansas City area, retiring in 1973 as the president of the Kansas City division of the Phillips Petroleum Company....
Unidentified men on and around piece of equipment in a field.
Man on equipment in field. Photograph labelled "Frank Potter Carthage Mo. 20 H.P. Cushman"
Equipment in field; photograph labelled "Frank Potter Carthage Mo."
Farmer on tractor pulling equipment in field.
Row of combines in wheat field near Garden City, Kansas.
Unidentified men working with stacks of hay and thresher.
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