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Order Number 11
Union Point School
Nettie Thompson Grove
Stephen C Ragan
ed Daughters of the Am...
A Panoramic View of "Lost Townships," Part II
Mention of Hickman Mills, Missouri in the context of early consolidated schools. Ruskin High School just east of Hickman Mills was the first consolidated high school in the county, started in 1902 and...
A Panoramic View of the "Lost" Townships
Illustrated article about the history of several early Jackson County settlements and institutions, including Hickman Mills, New Santa Fe, Red Bridge, early land grants, early churches and schools, etc.,...
A Rebel Child of Civil War Days: Frances M. Lipscomb Hickman
Biographical article about Frances M. Lipscomb Hickman, or Frances Hickman "of Independence," granddaughter of John Harris (of the Harris House hotel in Westport). Born "a mile south of Dallas, Missouri,"...
Archives Has More than 100 New Materials
Description of the book "The History of the O. V. Slaughter Family" by Stephen Slaughter as "a most welcome addition to the Archives" with description of the "Missouri farm life and community" of early...
Art and Artists: The Vagaries of Light Captured on Canvases
Photo and biographical article about Robert Graham, Jr., a painter of scenes and people of the past from Kansas City and Missouri, residing near Hickman Mills, Missouri.
Blight Crawlers: Bannister Mall Developers Feed on the Bottom
Article about Bannister Mall and attempts to attract developers.
Charles P.B. Jefferys's (Blithdale) Estate
Two articles about Charles P. B. Jefferys's Blithedale estate in Hickman Mills, Missouri, being used as a home for families evicted due to Order Number 11 during the Civil War.
Early Schools of Jackson County
History of Highland Academy from the point of view of one of its students, Stephen Ragan, describing the ambitions of the school and problems in keeping adequate teachers. Also a footnote about his first...
From the Archives
One paragraph about the Hickman Mills Community Christian Church, founded in 1845, celebrating its "120th anniversary."
Grandview Suburban Area
Street map of Grandview, Hickman Mills, part of Lee's Summit, and surrounding area. Shows city limits of Kansas City, Missouri, as of Janurary 1, 1963, and proposed Grandview city limits (January 1, 1965)....
Hickman Mills Christian Church
Hickman Mills, Missouri
Jackson County, Missouri: Its Opportunities and Resources
Description of Hickman Mills, Missouri, just south of Kansas City, with a population "of more than 200 persons," showing photos of houses, a church and bank, and the nearby Kansas City Automobile Club....
Memories Linger at Reunions
Article about reminiscences of the Hickman and Union Point Schools in Hickman Mills, Missouri, being closed due to low enrollments, established around 1900.
Origin of the Christian Church at Westport
Mention of Ed Noland and Ben Robinson as among the organizers of a Christian Church in Hickman Mills, Missouri, in 1857 or 1858.
Plan Your Future in the Hickman Mills Area
Description of the origins of town and name of Hickman Mills, Missouri.
Relic of Early Grandeur in Jackson County
Photo, caption, and article about the C. P. B. Jefferys farmstead site of "housing for post No. 1, general order No. 11" in Hickman Mills, during the Civil War for evicted residents in Jackson and nearby...
Sore Spot for Southeast
September 12, 2009
Residents of Hickman Mills, Ruskin Heights, and other southeast Kansas City neighborhoods are disheartened by reports that Kansas City Wizards ownership will likely back out of a plan to build new soccer...
Taxes get sent to Wrong School Districts
November 6, 2004
Personal property taxes of residents in south Kansas City and other areas often get sent to the wrong school district. Because school and city boundaries often don't match up, taxes are often coded incorrectly...
The Jefferys Family At Blithedale
Nine page manuscript of speech given before the Old Settlers Club about the Jefferys family of the Hickman Mills area from the early to mid-1800s, including tales of border warfare. Information written...
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