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1. Bradbury Pianos Bradbury Pianos ca. 1880-1900 Advertising card for Bradbury Pianos showing a cabbage on wheels being drawn by a grasshopper and ridden by two crickets as yellow butterflies fly ahead. A flag in the cabbage says: "First Prize Cabbage."...

2. Cowboy's Diary Reflects Hardship of Life on Plains Cowboy's Diary Reflects Hardship of Life on Plains August/20/1970 Photo and biographical article about Sam Hastings, "a Kansas cowboy, a horse-trading mule-skinning frontiersman in the best shoot-em-up tradition," growing up near Fort Leavenworth and becoming a Confederate...

3. Grasshopper Plague Grasshopper Plague File contains information about the grasshopper plagues circa 1874-1876 in Kansas City and surrounding areas of Platte and other counties.

4. Grasshoppers Grasshoppers March/9/1931 Description of "the great grasshopper plague" of 1874-1875 affecting Kansas City and "sweeping the trans-Mississippi country bare of vegetation from the Platte river to Texas and as far east as Sedalia."...

5. Missouri Heritage Missouri Heritage May/31/1969 Portrait and biographical article about Charles Hardin, founder of "the Hardin college for women at Mexico," Missouri, and elected the 22nd governor of Missouri in 1875, the year of the grasshopper plague...

6. Nicolai & Michaelis Nicolai & Michaelis ca. 1880-1900 Advertising card for Nicolai & Michaelis showing a grasshopper sitting on a fence playing an accordian and singing while another grasshopper leans on the fence next to him. Caption says: "In This Wheat...

7. School History of the State of Missouri School History of the State of Missouri 1891 Description of the locust or grasshopper plague of 1874-1875 from the Rocky Mountains to Missouri, referred to "as Kansas Grasshoppers," descending the mountains and eating "every green thing" in Colorado...

8. The Gingerbread House in Old Westport The Gingerbread House in Old Westport November 1, 1977 Long gone between Clark and the next street west on the south side, where the street makes a little curve, is 'Santa Fe Trail' engraved in the sidewalk. There was an old cemetery at Penn Street where the...

9. The Great Grasshopper Dinner in Warrensburg in the Spring of 1875 The Great Grasshopper Dinner in Warrensburg in the Spring of 1875 September 2007 A two-part article recounting the grasshopper invasion of 1873-75, especially its effect in Johnson County, Missouri. It includes short newspaper and diary accounts of the disastrous effects of the grasshopper...