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161. The Great Constitutional Convention at Wyandott, 1859 The Great Constitutional Convention at Wyandott, 1859 Spring 2002 Article details the July 5-29, 1859 Kansas Constitutional Convention in Wyandotte City, then a boom town at the mouth of the Kansas River.

162. The Great Flood of 1844 along the Kansas and Marais des Cygnes Rivers The Great Flood of 1844 along the Kansas and Marais des Cygnes Rivers May//1952 Article about the flood of 1844 along the Kansas River and the Marais des Cygnes River in Kansas, with comparisons of its magnitude to later disastrous floods of the area.

163. The Incorporation and Naming of Kansas City, Missouri The Incorporation and Naming of Kansas City, Missouri June 21, 1905 The city of Kansas City, Missouri was incorporated three separate times under three different names. "On June 3, 1850, the Town of Kansas became a municipality when it was chartered by the county court....

164. The Kansas City Live Stock Exchange and Yards--The Largest Stockyards Plant in the World outside Chicago The Kansas City Live Stock Exchange and Yards--The Largest Stockyards Plant in the World outside Chicago June//1903 Photos of the Stockyards and West Bottoms, showing the cattle pens, Live Stock Exchange Building, rail yards, the Kansas River, smoke-producing factories, etc.

165. The Kansas River The Kansas River May//1896 Article about the Kansas River, "one of the best examples of a western stream whose drainage lies entirely in a plains region, with no mountain tributaries," with general physical and geographical facts...

166. The Kansas River--Its Navigation The Kansas River--Its Navigation 1906 History of the navigation by boat on the Kansas River, starting with "[p]irogues and keel-boats of trappers and traders" in 1804 and with steamboats, listed in chronological order, in 1854 and continuing...

167. The Kansas River Flood The Kansas River Flood February/13/1904 Article about flood control and modification of river channels through study of the earth the river is cutting through, including work by Erasmus Haworth.

168. The Kaw as a "Recreation Corridor" The Kaw as a "Recreation Corridor" May/21-27/1998 Discusses the current state of the Kansas River and its use for recreational purposes.

169. The Kaw: The Heart of a Nation The Kaw: The Heart of a Nation 1941 Description of the "Col. Gus Linn" steamboat built and steered by Captain B. F. Beasley "at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, expressly for the Kaw trade," describing its aid in carrying "the Kansas crop down...

170. The Kaw: The Heart of a Nation The Kaw: The Heart of a Nation April 24, 1905 The word 'Kansa,' or 'Kansas,' has passed through modifications but has changed little in sound. The Siouans and the Kansa tribe generally pronounced it kansa or ka-sa. The early traders changed the Indian...

171. The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West 1971 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...

172. The New Encyclopedia of the American West The New Encyclopedia of the American West 1998 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...

173. The Plains, as I Crossed Them Ten Years Ago The Plains, as I Crossed Them Ten Years Ago May//1869 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...

174. The Story of the Meat Packing Industry in Wyandotte County The Story of the Meat Packing Industry in Wyandotte County Fall 2001 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....

175. The Threat on Kaw Point: Redoubt At the Kansas River The Threat on Kaw Point: Redoubt At the Kansas River 2002 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....

176. The United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men The United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men //1878 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...

177. The Voting Scandal Surrounding Delaware Crossing (Secondine) -- 1858 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...

178. The Water Supply System of Kansas City, Missouri The Water Supply System of Kansas City, Missouri September//1930 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,"...

179. The Whizzers of Oz 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.

180. This Place Called Kansas This Place Called Kansas 1952 Description of the meanings and accepted version of the name of the Kansas River.