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Kansas City, Kansas
Grant W Harrington
Curtiss-wright Flying ...
Pappan's Ferry and the Oregon-California Trail
Illustrations, maps, and article about the Pappan's Ferry, a ferry on the Kansas River at Topeka, Kansas established by Joseph Pappan (a French fur trader from Saint Louis) in 1842 originally for "the...
Political History of Jackson County: Biographical Sketches of Men Who Have Helped to Make It
Photo and bio of Henry Stewart, "Democrat and Police Commissioner of Kansas City." Born in Connecticut in 1858 and coming to Kansas City in 1877 as a coal and sand dealer, building plants for "the Stewart...
Prior Knowledge of Kaw Point Area by Lewis and Clark
Article discusses Lewis' knowledge, prior to the expedition, of the Missouri River at the mouth of the Kansas River and above. Lewis had learned much from the explorations of John Evans, a Welsh explorer...
Distant view from eastern shore of the Kansas River of entire bridge.
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 Finding Aid
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...
SC58 Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection Finding Aid
Mildred Kittell Ray was born in Halstead, Kansas, on September 22, 1895. An avid collector of postcards (buttons, too), Mrs. Ray, at the age of 72, initiated a column in the Kansas City Times and Kansas...
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...
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