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Alexander Majors Resid...
Anne W Schultz
David a White
1851-1872 (Bulk 1856-1...
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...
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...
Famous Majors Home Faces an Uncertain Future
Article includes history of the home and questions about its possible preservation for historical posterity.
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...
Historic Kansas City Architecture
Book contains a photo and caption of the house built in about 1856 at 8145 State Line Road.
Historic Kansas: A Centenary Sketchbook
Includes an illustration of "Alexander Majors' outfitting station" for west-bound freight and his house built about 1855 on a "320-acre farm just west of the Kansas-Missouri border near Westport."
History to Come Alive at Majors' Home
Article about the restoration of the 1856 home of Alexander Majors at 8145 State Line Road.
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...
Kansas City 1890: Commercial and Industrial Progress of the Great Mid-Continent Metropolis--Kansas City Globe Anniversary Souvenir
Portrait and descriptions of Alexander Majors, prominent western freighter based in Kansas City in the 1850s and a leader of the Pony Express.
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,...
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...
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."
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
Seventy Years on the Frontier
Photos of Alexander Majors, a prominent western freighter buried in Kansas City in 1900.
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."...
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.
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