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State Line Road
Alexander Majors Resid...
Anne W Schultz
David a White
1851-1872 (Bulk 1856-1...
Biography of Alexander Majors (1914-1900), Pony Express Founder
The Legacy She Left Behind
Article about the making of a story about the Alexander Majors residence through hearing about a realtor in the area, Louisa Johnston.
That Old House. ..and the Woman Who Cares for It
Article about the old Alexander Majors home (built at about 83rd and State Line Road in 1856) "and the sturdy woman who won't budge" from living there, Louisa Johnston.
History to Come Alive at Majors' Home
Article about the restoration of the 1856 home of Alexander Majors at 8145 State Line Road.
From Hoofbeats to Fiber Optics: The Pony Express Launched Communications Legacy
Article comparing the history of the Pony Express, started by Alexander Majors, to the history of the Sprint Corporation, started by C. L. Brown, with a photo of the Majors home now adjacent to a Sprint...
The House That Never Gave Up
Article describes the historical importance of the Alexander Majors House at 83rd and State Line, as well as the crusade for its preservation on the part of Louisa Johnston, Majors' great-granddaughter....
Perserverence and Preservation: The Alexander Majors Home
Article describing the restored house that served as the firm responsible for the Pony Express--Russell, Majors & Waddell.
Famous Majors Home Faces an Uncertain Future
Article includes history of the home and questions about its possible preservation for historical posterity.
Wornall, Majors Museums Join Forces
December 15, 2010
Beginning January 1, 2011, the John Wornall House Museum and Alexander Majors Historic House and Museum will merge to become the Wornall-Majors House Museums. It is hoped that by sharing one executive...
Biographical information about Alexander Majors (1814-1900), the primary force of the Russell, Majors, & Waddell overland freighting business, operating wagons and stagecoaches, including the Pony Express,...
John Major and Alexander Majors
Biographical sketches of Reverend John Sleet Major, or John Major (1788-1872), and Alexander Majors (1814-1900). Description of John Major as "a fine type of the pioneer preacher" and native of Virginia...
Historic Kansas City Architecture
Book contains a photo and caption of the house built in about 1856 at 8145 State Line Road.
A Penny for Your Thoughts
February 1, 2006
Brief, humorous piece relating several details of research by the Missouri State Archives and Jackson County, Missouri, officials in 2005, in which court records were discovered pertaining to the 1833...
Overland Mail Carriers
June 22, 1905
Chapters of the book about the overland mail services from Saint Joseph to the Far West in the late 1850s to early 1860s, carried out by the Pony Express of Russell, Majors & Waddell, and by the Central...
Correction on the source of funding for the Majors Home renovation in the previous issue's article, providing the real source as Yellow Freight System, Incorporated.
The Life of Prof. F. T. Kemper, A. M., the Christian Educator
Description of Alexander Majors as a father of a student at the Kemper School with remarks about his "earnest Christian" character.
Description of Alexander Majors by the author, explorer Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890), upon their meeting in Saint Joseph in 1859 as "formerly one of the contractors for supplying the army in Utah--a...
Society's Summer Picnic July 27 at Historic Alexander Majors Home
Description of the home and its history starting before the Civil War, with a mention of its being "the assembly point for much of the early day freight by the famous firm of Russell, Majors and Waddell."...
Empire on Wheels
Descriptions of Alexander Majors (1814-1900), leader of the western freighting firm of Russell, Majors & Waddell based near Kansas City in the mid-1800s. Mention of his marriage to his second wife, "Susan...
Dr. J. W. Parker Account Books Finding Aid
1851-1872 (bulk 1856-1872)
Dr. J. W. Parker was called John as well as James and settled in Westport, Missouri, in 1851 where he practiced medicine among the white settlers and the Shawnee, Wyandotte, and Delaware Indians. During...
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