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Kansas City, Kansas
Photograph, B/w, 8 X...
Grant W Harrington
Curtiss-wright Flying ...
Reminiscences of Allison J. Pliley, Indian Fighter
Photo and biographical article about Captain Allison Pliley (1844-1917), mentioning on page 2 the "Kansas Pacific" Railway in a "sort of duel with an Arapahoe Indian" by the author in 1867. Description...
Reminiscences of Frederick Chouteau
Autobiographical article about Frederick Chouteau, a younger brother of Francois Chouteau (first permanent white settler of Kansas City in 1821) arriving at "Randolph, Clay county, Missouri, about two...
Report Looks at Causes, Effects of Kansas River's Long Decline
June 2, 2005
Article reviews the Kansas Water Office report that is the first comprehensive look at how the river has deteriorated over the years. ''The Kansas River, also known as the Kaw, winds 170 miles from near...
Report on the Flood of 1908 in the Kaw River with Recommendations as to Control of Flood Waters
Analysis of flood conditions and preventative measures.
Aerial view of unidentified residential area, perhaps Kansas City, Kansas. River seen in top of photograph.
Riverboat On the River
A two smokestack unidentified riverboat probably on the Missouri or the Kansas River.
View looking northwest.
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 1, 1895-1907, Page f008
Key to Sanborn Map of Kansas City, Vol. 1 (corrected to January 1907), showing Kansas City area bounded from the Kansas and Missouri State Line on the west, Cherry on the east, the Missouri River to the...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 1, 1909-1938, Page f005
Key to Sanborn Map of Kansas City, Vol. 1, 1909-1938, showing Kansas City area bounded from the Missouri River to the north, 31st Street to the south, Main Street to the east, and the Kansas River to the...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 1, 1909-1938, Page p046
A portion of Kansas City from W. 17th Street south to W. 19th Street and from the State Line east to Liberty Street, showing buildings, streets, railroads, and additions. Large numbers at edges of page...
Sauer Castle, Wyandotte County, Kansas: A Story of a House and Its Builder
Story of the selection of location, construction, and life inside Sauer Castle, built in 1871 in Wyandotte County by its resident, German immigrant Anton Phillip Sauer, or Anton Sauer (or Anthony Sauer),...
SC117 Map Collection
1642-2009 and n.d.
This is an artificial collection consisting of maps found in the Missouri Valley Special Collections. The collection includes historical, road, and geological maps, as well as travel guides. Most of the...
SC165 Mary Lou Eisert Collection
This collection contains photographs showing flood damage to residences and buildings in the Kansas City, Kansas area and a permit for Mary Lou Eisert to enter the flood area to regain property from her...
Site of Outfitting of Fremont's Expedition
June 28, 1905
Brief article discussing Kansas City area links to John C. Fremont's expeditions of the 1840's. These include "fitting out" at Cyprien Chouteau's trading post (at the location of Grinter's Ferry), and...
Skeletal Aging of New World Settlers
Article about "two dozen human bones recently found on gravelly bars of the Kansas River" as possibly "the oldest human skeletal remains yet found in the Americas, according to scientists at the annual...
South Dakota Historical Collections
English translation of the "First Journey to North America in the Years 1822 to 1824" by the German Duke of Wuerttemberg, Friedrich Paul Wilhelm (1797-1860), originally published in 1835 and with information...
Spinning the Span
August 18-24, 2005
Article describes Woodswether Bridge, a paved path beneath the Lewis and Clark Viaduct designed for use by cyclists and pedestrians crossing the Kansas River. The bridge was implemented as part of a plan...
Steamboating in Kansas
History of steamboating on nearly all of the navigable and semi-navigable rivers in Kansas, starting in 1819, mainly along the Missouri and Kansas Rivers. Photos, illustrations, and descriptions of the...
A collection of 63 pages of photocopied newspaper articles from local, state, and national newspapers on various aspects of steamboats and steamboating on the Missouri and Kansas rivers. The bulk of the...
Stockyards and West Bottoms
Aerial view looking north showing West Bottoms and stockyard area. Kansas River and bridges in view. Missouri River in distance on top and 12th Street Viaduct visible.
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