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''Life Is Uncertain...'' Willard Hall Mendenhall's 1862 Civil War Diary
July 1, 1984
Willard Hall Mendenhall began his diary on January 1, 1862 and maintained it into 1864 writing over 780 entries in four diaries. He lived a short distance from Lexington, Missouri in Layafette County....
A Call to Battle
April 1, 2004
Article discusses the six major Civil War sites in Missouri: Battle of Carthage; Battle of Athens; Wilson's Creek National Battlefield; Battle of Lexington; Fort Davidson; and Confederate Memorial. It...
Address to Pro-Slavery Convention of Missouri
Appendix I of the book contains "Address to the People of the United States", delivered by Wiliam B. Napton in Lexington, Missouri, July 13, 1855 to the Pro-Slavery Convention of Missouri. Talks about...
After Decades of Disuse, Historic Hall Lives Anew
December 31, 2005
Article describes renovation of Lexington's city hall built in 1905 which serves as the new county justice center. The renovation met the city's requirements that buildings on its town square fit the city's...
Alexander William Doniphan
Biographical article about Colonel Alexander William Doniphan, or Alexander Doniphan (1808-1887), a leading military officer in the Mexican War from the Kansas City area. Native of Kentucky moving to Lexington,...
American Royal Queens
The following were American Royal Queens from 1939 to 1967: (1939) Margaret Jane Swift of Claremore, Oklahoma, (1940) Dorothy Jean Ballard of Tulsa, Oklahoma, (1941) Barbara Mostez Dusenberry of Excelsior...
Antebellum Homes Now
May 29, 2011
Cover story on the antebellum homes in the Kansas City metro area, especially in Weston and Lexington, Missouri. Brief histories on some of the structures are included, as well as pictures of the homes....
Antiques Road Trip
Article describes several historic destinations for road trips from Kansas City. Locations include Lexington, Blackwater, and Arrow Rock in Missouri, and Nebraska City in Nebraska.
Archibald Clements (Arch or Little Archie)
Charcoal portrait drawing of Archibald Clements (sometimes spelled Clement) with a cigar in his mouth, dressed in a suit with a cravat and holding a pistol. Drawing is signed by the artist. Below the artist's...
Battle of Lexington. Missouri
Biographical sketch of Dr. William Gordon
Biographical sketch of Dr. William Gordon, a physician and Missouri state representative from Lexington, Missouri, who was born in Kentucky in 1821 and moved to Missouri in 1852, later serving in the Civil...
Biography of Ernest H. Newcomb (1886-1979), Founder of the University of Kansas City
Biography of Johnston Lykins (1800-1876), Missionary, Doctor, and Kansas City's Second Mayor
Biography of Mattie Lykins Bingham (1824-1890), Early Settler
Biography of Robert Altman (1925-2006), Cinema Film Director
Black and Educated
February 10-16, 2012
First article in a series focusing on African-American education. Article discusses the Banneker School, opened in 1885, and located at 8th and West streets in Parkville, Missouri. The community of Parkville,...
Boyhood Impressions of the Lexington, Missouri, Area, 1858-1863
Illustrations and article about the boyhood reminiscences of the Lexington, Missouri area from 1858 to 1863, including the border war and Civil War periods.
Confederate Military History
1899 (1988 in second edition)
Photo and bio of Dr. Andrew Small (1822-1895), a Confederate surgeon born in France and emigrating to Cole County, Missouri in 1853 and after the Civil War residing in Lexington, Missouri and then Sedalia,...
Confederate Military History Extended Edition
//1988 (1899 in first edition)
Biographical sketch of Robert Keith, a Confederate veteran born in Lexington, Missouri, in 1845 and coming to Kansas City in 1882.
Deaths: Mrs. Virginia C. Sutherland
Obituary for "Mrs. Virginia Cooke Sutherland [or Virginia Sutherland, a native of Lexington, Missouri], 84, of the Hotel Bellerive, wife of Wallace Sutherland, lawyer and former president of the Kansas...
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