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Kansas City, Kansas
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Grant W Harrington
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George W Martin
The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West
Chapter of the book about Jacques Fournais, a French Canadian mountain man born in Quebec in the mid-1700s and exploring in Missouri by 1815, nicknamed "Old Pino." Description of his fur trapping career...
The New Encyclopedia of the American West
Entry about Francois Gesseau Chouteau, or Francois Chouteau (1797-1838), also known as "Jesse" according to this source. Native of Saint Louis, Missouri and manager of "the trade of the Kansas River from...
The Plains, as I Crossed Them Ten Years Ago
Article about the Great Plains by famous 19th century promoter of the west Horace Greeley ("Go west, young man") with description of the topography of the country roughly between Saint Louis and the Rocky...
The Story of the Meat Packing Industry in Wyandotte County
Article describes the history of the meatpacking industry in Kansas City, Kansas, including an ethnic distribution of wage earners, and an examination of the railroads and Kansas River as key to its development....
The Threat on Kaw Point: Redoubt At the Kansas River
This article challenges the historical perspective that the Lewis and Clark expedition faced no significant threat of armed conflict at their camp on the Kansas River in June 1804 to justify the redoubt....
The United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men
Photo and bio of Thomas Fletcher Oakes, or Thomas Oakes, a railroad and bridge developer born in Boston in 1843 and moving to Kansas City, Kansas in 1863 with the Kansas Pacific Railway. Involved there...
The Voting Scandal Surrounding Delaware Crossing (Secondine) -- 1858
June 27, 1905
Article describes voting irregularities in Wyandotte County, Kansas during the January 4, 1858 election. The voting took place at Delaware Crossing (also called "Secondine"), located near the Grinter Ferry...
The Water Supply System of Kansas City, Missouri
History of the public water supply of Kansas City, Missouri, starting "in the year 1873 when the National Water Works Company of New York City was granted a franchise to operate a water works system,"...
The Whizzers of Oz
August/9 - 15/2001
Article about struggle by enviornmentalists against Kansas SB204,, the so-called "Dirty Water" bill, which removed streams feeding into Kansas River from federal environmental protections.
This Place Called Kansas
Description of the meanings and accepted version of the name of the Kansas River.
Article describes the area of "Toad-a-Loop" or "Toad-a-Loup", a notorious community that was located adjacent to the Kansas River near Greystone Heights (just outside the jurisdictions of Kansas City,...
File contains a poster-sized article or flyer with photos, map, illustrations, and information on the history and pre-history of Turkey Creek in Kansas City. Description of the creek's primary role along...
Up the River
November 3-9, 2005
Article profiling the Kansas City Rowing Club. In late 2005, the club had 51 members who trained regularly on the Kansas River and competed in races across the Midwest.
Violence in Wind: Gusts up to 70 Miles an Hour Rip through the Kansas City Area
Photos and article about the winds in Kansas City, up to 70 miles per hour, strong enough to knock down pedestrians and power lines, responsible for the fire at a lumber yard killing Kansas City's police...
War with Mexico, 1846-1847: Doniphan's Expedition and the Conquest of New Mexico and California
Description of the Gilpintown settlement and "Centropolis" map and prophesy for the Kansas City area by William Gilpin, influencing Senator Benton and opposing the attitude of New England, especially Daniel...
Watomika: A Delaware Jesuit Priest
June 27, 1905
Article describing the life of Watomika, later known as Father James Bouchard. Watomika/Bouchard is considered by many to be the first Native American ordained to the Catholic priesthood in the United...
View of West Bottoms showing remains of fire/explosion of July 1998, confluence of Kansas and Missouri Rivers, and remains of Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company. Fairfax Industrial District visible in background....
West Bottoms and Kansas River
Aerial view of west side of West Bottoms near Genesee and the Kansas River.
West Bottoms during 1951 Flood
Aerial view of a flooded area in the West Bottoms after the 1951 Flood. Shows Sunshine Biscuits Building, Rudy-Patrick Seeds-Feeds, Weber Paper Company, Couch Tractor & Equipment Co., and the Kansas City...
Weston's Guide to the Kansas Pacific Railway
Origins of the Town of Kansas and Westport in the 1830s and 1840s, explaining their fluctuating rates of growth and the resulting early name of Kansas City being "Westport Landing," including the prophecy...
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