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181. Oldest Books in the Missouri Valley Room Oldest Books in the Missouri Valley Room A search of the online catalog in May 2005 revealed the oldest book in the MVSC collection to be Mathematical Tables by Sir Jonas Moore published in 1653 [MV-Y 510.8 M82]. It was part of the James M. Greenwood...

182. Order Fluoridation Vote Order Fluoridation Vote December/9/1963 Decision of Missouri Supreme Court judges that Kansas City must hold an election on the issue of fluoridation of public water.

183. Organization of Jackson County, Missouri Organization of Jackson County, Missouri February 23, 1905 Description of the first Jackson County Court in Independence and the county's organization from 1826 to 1827.
"The county was organized December 15th, 1826. On July 2, 1827, the first county court...

184. Pendergast Machine Pendergast Machine June 16, 1905 Chapter of the book about "the menace of the Pendergast machine" to federal justice in western Missouri from 1933 to 1939, during Tom Pendergast's term of illegal "statewide power" out of Kansas City.

185. People of the Week: Return of a Stabilizer People of the Week: Return of a Stabilizer August/16/1911 Article about the appointment of Judge John Caskie Collet, or John Collet, as "an 'over-all associate' of John R. Steelman, the Director of the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion," to handle "the...

186. People of the Week: Stabilizer Collet's Hold-the-Line Program People of the Week: Stabilizer Collet's Hold-the-Line Program August/16/1946 Biographical article about Judge John Collet, "Stabilization Administrator" of Missouri, in charge of "keeping wages and prices in line," with photos and description of his dealings with state finances...

187. Plan Heats Up Area's Barbecue Contest Scene Plan Heats Up Area's Barbecue Contest Scene February 17, 2005 Another area barbecue contest is being planned for Memorial Day weekend to be held at The Woodlands and called the Great American Barbecue Contest. About 60 people who were long time volunteers at the...

188. Political History of Jackson County: Biographical Sketches of Men Who Have Helped to Make It Political History of Jackson County: Biographical Sketches of Men Who Have Helped to Make It 1902 Photo and bio of Judge George Chrisman, "presiding judge of the County Court of Jackson County," born in Independence in 1851, and also "a celebrated lawyer, banker and successful business man."

189. Political History of Jackson County: Biographical Sketches of Men Who Have Helped to Make It Political History of Jackson County: Biographical Sketches of Men Who Have Helped to Make It 1902 Photo and bio of Judge Charles Edgar Burnham, or Charles Burnham, a lawyer in Kansas City starting in 1889, elected city attorney in 1894, police judge in 1898, and assistant prosecuting attorney in 1900....

190. Political History of Jackson County: Biographical Sketches of Men Who Have Helped to Make It Political History of Jackson County: Biographical Sketches of Men Who Have Helped to Make It 1902 Photo and bio of Judge John Henry, "judge of the Circuit Court of Jackson County," born in Kentucky in 1825 and moving to Missouri in 1845 and to Independence in 1848. He started out as a lawyer and was...

191. Register of the Society of Sons of the Revolution in the State of Missouri Register of the Society of Sons of the Revolution in the State of Missouri 1906 Photo and bio of William Alexander Gregory, or William Gregory (1826-1906), a Missouri State Supreme Court judge and native of Kentucky coming to Missouri in 1833.

192. Reminiscences of James Bumgardner, Jr. Reminiscences of James Bumgardner, Jr. 1936 Typed manuscript with reminiscences of the author describing Judge James Birch, Sr., later a justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri, and his family in mid-1800s central Missouri.

193. Retired Judge Dean Dies Retired Judge Dean Dies August 30, 2011 Retired Jackson County Circuit Judge K. Preston Dean II died August 27, 2011. “As an assistant Missouri attorney general, Dean headed that office’s criminal division and supervised a number of lawyers,...

194. Richar Marshall Fristoe Richar Marshall Fristoe 1877 Biographical sketch of Richard Marshall Fristoe, or Richard Fristoe (1789-1842 ca.), a former judge and Missouri state representative of Jackson County. Native of North Carolina moving to the Lexington,...

195. Robert Ewing Robert Ewing 1876 Portrait and biographical sketch of Judge Robert Ewing, a circuit judge in Jackson County in the Civil War era. He was born in Kentucky in 1816, appointed in 1844 "United States Marshal for the State of...

196. SC63 Vertical Files Special Collection Finding Aid SC63 Vertical Files Special Collection Finding Aid 1820-1970 (bulk 1880-1950) The vertical files in this collection contain items found in the regular vertical files of the Special Collections department that were determined to be too old and fragile to be left in the files. The...

197. She Rules She Rules October/24-30/2002 Article describing Jackson County executive Katheryn Shields' two terms in that position. The article recalls the creation of the "county executive" post in 1970, which replaced the previous tradition...

198. Shepard Barclay Shepard Barclay 1906 Photo and bio of Shepard Barclay, a Saint Louis lawyer starting in 1872 and judge starting in 1882.

199. Show Me the Meat Show Me the Meat August 2012 The author describes his experience as a guest judge at the 2010 American Royal Barbecue competition in Kansas City. He also provides a brief history of the American Royal and Kansas City's BBQ tradition....

200. Stepping into New Role Stepping into New Role January 19, 2009 Jackson County Circuit Judge John R. O'Malley became the first judge appointed to Kansas City's new federal immigration court in 2009. Judge O'Malley served in many notable cases such as the criminal cases...