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Nettie Thompson Grove
John F Gregory
Floyd C Shoemaker
Zumwalt's Fort: An Archaeological Study of Frontier Process in Missouri
Three chapters of an extensive article concerning the remains found at Fort Zumwalt of Indian Artifacts and artifacts of the Zumwalt family (headed by Jacob Zumwalt) and Heald family (headed by Nathan...
Zona Rosa Celebrates First Year in Kansas City
Article describes the first year of existence of the Northland shopping district, Zona Rosa. The area was designed to be pedestrian-friendly, mixing retail, residential, office, and entertainment space....
Zion's Daughter: Nineteenth Century Missouri Experiences of a Mormon Woman--Mary Elizabeth Rollins
Description of early Moromonism and the 1838 Mormon War in Missouri from the point of view of Mary Elizabeth Rollins, a New Yorker who became a follower of Joseph Smith Jr. in Kirtland, Ohio.
Zion in Her Desolation
Article about the expulsion of the Latter Day Saints from Jackson County, Missouri, in 1833 and 1863 by Jackson County officials and Federal forces, partly over "the question of slavery."
Zenas Leonard: Fur Trapper, Early Sibley, Missouri Merchant [and] The Leonard Narrative
Biographical articles about Zenas Leonard (1809-1857), "one of the first settlers in what is now Jackson County, Missouri," in 1831, writing a book (pictured) about his adventures as a fur trader west...
Zenas Leonard--Fur Trader, Early Sibley Merchant
Article describing the life of fur trader Zenas Leonard (1809-1857) and his stops at "the former site of Fort Osage" in 1831 and again in about 1840 when the site had become "a hustling-bustling frontier...
Zebulon Pike's Wandering Explorations
Article describes modern travel along the route of Zebulon Pike's 1806-1807 expedition to explore the lands of the Louisiana Purchase. Includes many details of Pike's original explorations in Kansas, Colorado,...
Zebulon Pike and American Popular Culture or Has Pike Peaked?
If it weren't for Pike's Peak in Colorado, would anyone today even know the name of Zebulon Pike? It has now been 200 years since Pike's expedition to the West and the author poses the question, has Pike's...
Youth Goes into Action
Description of the defeat of the Youth Movement led by Fennelly in the election of 1934, involving members being "slugged, kicked, or beaten at the polls."
Youth. ..in. ..Action
Photo and caption about "Jan Claire Kemper [or Jan Kemper], daughter of the R. Crosby Kemper's."
Yours for the Race: The Life and Work of Josephine Silone Yates
Photos, illustrations, and biographical article about Josephine Silone Yates, or Josephine Yates (1859-1912), "a longtime teacher at Jefferson City's Lincoln Institute and a writer whose passionate pleas...
Your Neighbor Profile: Jack Steadman
Profile on Jack Steadman and his role in moving the Dallas Texans football team to Kansas City, where it became known at the Chiefs. Steadman was involved in the building of the Truman Sports Complex and...
Your Neighbor Profile: Adele M. Hall
Biographical article and interview with Adele Hall, providing details on her childhood, family life, hobbies, and philanthropic career. The author interviewed Hall shortly before her death in January 2013....
Your Favorite Neighbor. ..WHB
Photos and history of the the WHB-AM radio station, founded in 1922 by Emory Sweeney, John Schilling, and Henry Goldenberg.
Your Favorite Neighbor. ..
Illustrations and article about the history of the WHB radio station, founded in 1922 (and celebrating its 25th anniversary in 1947) as Kansas City's first radio station by Emory Sweeney, with details...
Your Car, Your Way
Troy Lentz is owner of EV Instruments that "develops electronic control and monitoring systems for electric vehicles, which can control anything from rolling the windows down to checking on the battery...
Young Men's Hebrew Association
Plans and photos of the YMHA Building at Wayne and Linwood Boulevards, designed by Greenebaum, Hardy & Schumacher, architects.
Young Guns: Brian D'Arcy
Photo and bio of Brian D'Arcy, a successful local accountant specializing in "regulations on enterprise zones," using their loopholes to save his business clients "big money."
Photo and bio of Linda Hanson, 30-year-old president of Mark Twain Bank South since the age of 27, starting with the bank about 1986, also serving "on Research Medical Center's advisory board."
Photo and bio of John English, an illustrator and painter, teaching "an illustrating class at the Kansas City Art Institute" with his father, Mark English.
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