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Fisher, Annie T
1969 (1973 Revision)
Glenn D Chambers
Harold S Buttenheim
Howard W Woodruff
Wood Products and Missouri's Forests
History of the lumber industry in Missouri and analysis of its present status in the economy of the state, especially in the context of revitalizing heavily timbered, lower income regions, with tables,...
Woman and Boy in Woods
Unidentified woman and boy chopping down small tree in wooded area.
Wilderness Area to Become Recreation Spot
Article about "the creation of a huge wilderness park 10 miles east of Kansas City in the direct line of the city's growth." Made up of 3,200 acres along "the Little Blue River valley with its limestone...
United States Including Territories and Insular Possessions
Map of the United States as well as then-territories Alaska and Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, the Panama Canal Zone, Cuba, and Pacific islands under US sovereignty...
Swope Park, Cliffs
Postcard of The Cliffs in Swope Park
State of Missouri
1969 (1973 revision)
Geological survey base map of the State of Missouri. Includes cities, airports, bounties, national & state parks, highways, wildlife refuges, rivers, contours, and national & state forests.
SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection
1980 – 2005, bulk 1990s
The materials within the KCPL Reference Hard to Find (HTF) Collection were compiled by Kansas City Public Library reference librarians and staff members to provide an easy to access source of information...
Saving Urban Forests
October 4, 2006
A group called KCWildlands is trying to bring back the wildflowers, trees and diversity of life along Cliff Drive more like it was 106 years ago when it was created. One of the problems is the amur honeysuckle,...
Oregon-Ripley Counties--The Irish Wilderness
March 1, 1981
Article about the 1850s settlement of families of Irish immigrants in the Ozark forests of Oregon and Ripley Counties, Missouri, now part of the Mark Twain National Forest.
Oak Grove Banner: Sni-a-Bar History
Reprint from the Oak Grove Banner newspaper of February 22, 1902 about the history of Sni-a-Bar Township in northeastern Jackson County, "organized May 5, 1834." Containing 5,000 people in 1902 including...
Missouri Official Highway Map
Road map of Missouri showing the state highway system and the various type of roads within that system, as well as cities and towns according to population, points of interest, state parks, and national...
Missouri Loses a True Forest Pioneer
Article reports on the passing of Leo A. Drey (98), an avid outdoorsman and conservationist. Drey began purchasing forest land in Shannon and Reynolds counties in the 1950s which had been depleted due...
Masterpieces. ..See the Splendor Our State Parks Offer
Article about the "74 State Parks in Missouri," including caves, forests, prairies with buffalo, old mills, lakes, etc., visited by "nearly 15 million people" in 1990 and covering "alsmost 110,000 acres,"...
Mark Twain National Forest
Lewis & Clark Pioneer Adventure
Photos and article about the "AFA's [American Forests Association's] Missouri River Pioneer Adventure, an exciting float trip down 160 miles of pristine waterway" following a section of the Lewis and Clark...
Largest Box Factory
The Fuller Brothers, Toll Lumber and Box Company produce packing boxes for wholesale drug houses, soap, cracker, tobacco and spice manufacturers. Alfred Toll is vice-president of the company, which has...
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