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1. A Brief History Of Old Westport A Brief History Of Old Westport Winter 2003 Originally published in The Kansas City Star in March 1933, this is part two. It discusses the Mormons, Santa Fe trade, Westport's chief advantages, John Sutter, and John Fremont.

2. A Map Exhibiting the Locality of the Nebraska Gold Mines and the Routes Thereto A Map Exhibiting the Locality of the Nebraska Gold Mines and the Routes Thereto 1859 Map of Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, as well as Nebraska and Kansas Territories, showing railroad routes from Chicago, Saint Louis, and other towns to the Missouri River, past which various roads heading to...

3. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City, Mo. 1896 Biographical sketch of James Douglass, a farmer of Fort Osage Township in Jackson County, Missouri, born in Kentucky in 1829 and moving to Jackson County in 1835, becoming involved in the 1849 Gold Rush...

4. A Missouri Forty-Niner's Trip Across the Plains A Missouri Forty-Niner's Trip Across the Plains October 1, 1948 Letter from James Evans to his brother, Ellis G. Evans, detailing his October 27, 1850 journey from Missouri to California in 1850. His account is an expressive litany of woes including Indian hostility,...

5. Abiel Leonard and Odon Guitar Papers Finding Aid Abiel Leonard and Odon Guitar Papers Finding Aid 1809-1959 (bulk 1850-1890) Abiel Leonard (1797-1863) was a schoolteacher, lawyer, landowner, and politician who lived in Missouri during the early years of statehood. He served in the Missouri state legislature in 1834 and was appointed...

6. Abraham Chrisman, Jr. Abraham Chrisman, Jr. 1896 Biographical sketches of Abraham Chrisman, Jr., and his father, Abraham Chrisman, Sr., both farmers in Jackson County, Missouri. Description of the elder's move to Independence from Virginia as a pioneer...

7. An Interview With Carlos F. Cortes An Interview With Carlos F. Cortes 1978-03-04 Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded March 4, 1978. 2 sound cassettes (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 contents....

8. Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Plains //1858 Description of the importance of the Southwestern trade of the 1840s and 1850s to the economy of Westport and Kansas City. This included the Mexican War and California Gold Rush.

9. As I Remember As I Remember 1965 Early history of the Chick family in Kansas City and Westport, starting with the 1826 flood and Indian trade, including involvement in the 1849 Gold Rush to California. Biographical descriptions also of...

10. Aura of Romance Hung over an Uncle Who Went West with the Forty-niners Aura of Romance Hung over an Uncle Who Went West with the Forty-niners September/30/1947 File contains an article about the Barnes family of Platte County, Missouri, including the story of family member "Uncle Dick" Barnes, a War of 1812 veteran and a Forty-niner in the 1849 Gold Rush to California....

11. 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...

12. Biography of Benoist Troost (1786-1859), Physician and Early Settler Biography of Benoist Troost (1786-1859), Physician and Early Settler 2003

13. Biography of Clara Stover (1882-1975) and Russell Stover (1888-1954), Candymakers Biography of Clara Stover (1882-1975) and Russell Stover (1888-1954), Candymakers 2007

14. Biography of Elijah Milton McGee (1819-1873), City Promoter and Mayor Biography of Elijah Milton McGee (1819-1873), City Promoter and Mayor 2003

15. Biography of Isaac Katz (1879-1956), Owner of Katz Drug Stores Biography of Isaac Katz (1879-1956), Owner of Katz Drug Stores 2007;

16. Biography of John Harris (1795-1874), Hotelier Biography of John Harris (1795-1874), Hotelier 2008

17. Biography of William Gillis (circa 1797-1869), Indian Trader and Kansas City Town Founder Biography of William Gillis (circa 1797-1869), Indian Trader and Kansas City Town Founder 2008

18. Boonslickers in the Gold Rush to California 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...

19. California in 1849 California in 1849 June 1970 Account of cholera in the Kansas City area during the 1849 Gold Rush by '49er John Hudgins to California, passing through the Missouri towns of Barry, Smithville, and Westport, and mentioning Kansas City's...

20. California Trail California Trail Map of trails on one side, historical information on the other. Produced by the National Park Service in 2001.