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Kansas City, Kansas
Grant W Harrington
Curtiss-wright Flying ...
Biography of Joseph Guinotte (1815-1867), Civil Engineer
Biography of Joseph Parks (1794-1859), Shawnee Indian Chief
Biography of Thomas Johnson (1802-1865), Methodist Minister and Missionary
Biography of William Gillis (circa 1797-1869), Indian Trader and Kansas City Town Founder
Century of Clean Power at Water-Driven Plant
December 12, 2010
Article gives a brief description and history of the Bowersock Mills and Power Company in Lawrence, Kansas, on the edge of the Kansas River. The 105-year old plant is the only privately owned hydroelectric...
Biographical chapter in the book about Charles Bent (1799-1847), "fur trapper and trader, Santa Fe trader, part owner of Bent's Fort on the Arkansas [River], and governor of New Mexico." He was a native...
City of Kansas, Missouri
Map of Kansas City, Missouri, (in four parts) extending west to the Kansas River, north to the Missouri River, east to Woodland, and south to 1874 city limits (approx. 23rd St.). Map includes names of...
Colonel Robert T. Van Horn: His Life and Public Service
Description of the campaigning led by Van Horn for transcontinental and other railroads, including the Fort Scott & Gulf and the Hannibal & St. Joseph, to pass through Kansas City westward along the Kansas...
Costs Mount as River Erodes
January 16, 2007
Missouri River channel erosion is causing problems with the water supply for the metro area. "A levee and a wharf area in Kansas City, Kan., are among the places where the river is making channel cuts...
Damming the Kaw: The Kiro Controversy and Flood Control in the Great Depression
Article retells the history of a depression era (1933) flood control project to dam the Kansas River and create a giant lake between Kiro Dam and Manhattan, Kansas. It not only would control flooding but...
Delaware Lands Belonging to the Union Pacific Rail Way Company, Eastern Division
Map of ceded Delaware lands in Kansas, which the Union Pacific, Eastern Division was selling to settlers at the time of the map's creation. Residences of individuals, apparently tribal officials, are indicated,...
Don Benito Vasquez in Early Saint Louis
Biographical article about Don Benito Vasquez (1738-1810), an early Spanish settler of Saint Louis, Missouri. Native of Spain emigrating to Saint Louis in 1869 as a soldier under Lieutenant Pedro Piernas...
Downtown Kansas City
Aerial view of the downtown Kansas City area, looking west centered over near 12th and Troost. Includes view of West Bottoms and the Kansas River. Covers around 6th Street south to near 18th Street.
Biographical sketch of Ernest Howard, senior partner of Ash-Howard-Needles & Tammen, consulting engineers at 1012 Baltimore Avenue. He was born in Toronto in 1880 and came to Kansas City about 1901 as...
Chapter of the book about Etienne Provost (1785-1850), a French Canadian fur trader and namesake of the town of Provo, Utah. Native of Quebec trapping furs by 1815-1817 with the Chouteau family and possibly...
Exploring the Kaw Valley
Book details the Kaw River valley areas and includes a short section on the Grinter House with a photograph. Gives the history of the Grinter family and of the historical significance of the home.
Ferries in Kansas: Part 1--Missouri River
First in a series of articles about ferries in Kansas, describing the history of those on the Missouri River.
Ferries in Kansas: Part II--Kansas River
Second in a series of articles about ferries in Kansas, describing the history of those on the Kansas River.
Ferries in Kansas: Part II--Kansas River--Concluded
Conclusion of the second in a series of articles about ferries in Kansas, describing the history of those on the Kansas River.
Ferries in Kansas: Part II--Kansas River--Continued
Continuation of the second in a series of articles about ferries in Kansas, describing the history of those on the Kansas River.
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