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State Line Road
Alexander Majors Resid...
Anne W Schultz
David a White
1851-1872 (Bulk 1856-1...
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...
Mention of the "John Campbell lot" at Union Cemetery, evidently the burial place for William Gillis, Michael Dively, and Alexander Majors.
Uncle Ben Majors Tells of His Father, a Hardy Pioneer Who Became Kansas City's First Millionaire
Photos, illustrations, and biographical article about Ben Majors ("Uncle Ben") and his father, Alexander Majors. Description of the life and career of 81-year-old Uncle Ben, born in Cass County, Missouri,...
Three Partners Sacrificed Fortunes and Names to Found Pony Express
Illustration and article about the history of the Pony Express (upon its 80th anniversary), with descriptions of the members of the Russell, Majors & Waddell Freighting Company, including Kansas Citian...
The Old Santa Fe Trail from the Missouri River
Includes description of Majors's wagon freighting on the Santa Fe Trail from his residence on State Line Road after the Mexican War, starting in 1848.
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.
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.
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....
The Best Historical Landmark: The Amazing Miss Louisa
In-depth article about the historical significance of the home at 83rd and State Line Roads, and its resident, Louisa Johnston, the great-granddaughter of Alexander Majors, "Kansas City's first millionaire"...
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.
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."...
Seventy Years on the Frontier
Photos of Alexander Majors, a prominent western freighter buried in Kansas City in 1900.
Quastler Photograph Collection
This collection includes 31, 11" x 14" black and white photographic reproductions. Included in this grouping are individuals of local interest as Alexander Majors, John C. McCoy, Robert Gillham, Nathan...
Pony Express Just One Stop in Major's Life
February 27, 2008
This article gives a brief description of the life of Alexander Majors and his role in the Pony Express. Includes images.
Pony Express Birthday Revives Plan for a Memorial Park Here
Illustration and article about the Pony Express established by the Russell, Major & Waddell Freighting Company just prior to the Civil War and led by Alexander Majors of Kansas City. History of the company...
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.
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...
Majors Home to Be Marked
Notice for the placing of a historical marker at the pre-Civil War home, "one of several markings planned for the immediate future."
Louis A. Ruhl School
File contains a manuscript about the history of the Ruhl School, built on the former Alexander Majors estate after donation of its site by owner A. Louis Ruhl (1857-1936). Description of A. Louis Ruhl...
Last Wagons to Santa Fe
Map, illustrations, and article about the western freighting firm of Russell, Majors & Waddell "transporting freight over the Santa Fe Trail between Kansas City and Santa Fe, co-founded by its leader,...
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