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Bird's Eye View of Kansas City, Missouri
Aerial view of Kansas City from the northeast. Buildings, railroad lines, and other features rendered pictorially. Key at bottom of map identifies churches, schools, reservoirs, businesses, etc. Street...
Birds of the Kansas City Region
Extracts from the diary of Otto Widmann, with bibliography and maps, not available at this library.
Birds-Eye-View of Kansas City
Bird's-eye view map looking southwest from north of the Missouri River.
Birmingham Area Plan: Area Plan 40
Land use, long-range plans, and maps of the Birmingham residential and industrial district, bounded by the Missouri River, I-435, 291 Highway-east city limits, and north city limits.
Blazing a Trail to Oregon: Jumping-Off at St. Joe
Article about the travels of Cornelius "Neal" Gilliam and his parties on the section of the Oregon Trail from Saint Joseph, Missouri, to central Kansas in the 1840s, with illustrations and maps.
Block by Block
December 5, 2008
Kansas City Business Journal supplement about downtown development includes articles on Kauffman Center, East Crossroads, River Market, Power & Light District, and restored theaters. It also includes an...
Blue Hills Residential District
File contains photos, maps, and information on the Blue Hills residential district (and its various neighborhood associations) bounded by 47th, 63rd, Paseo, and Prospect Avenues in southeastern Kansas...
Blue Jewels of the Ozarks
Article about the natural water springs of Missouri, highlighting the largest and most interesting of the state's total of "3,515 springs, according to Jim Vandike, chief hydrologist for the Division of...
Blue Springs Lake
Topographical map of "East Fork Little Blue River, Missouri" has development plan superimposed on it. Marina, hiking trails, nature, picnic and camping areas are marked.
Blue Springs Quadrangle
Topographical map of an area of Jackson County, Missouri, including Lake Tapawingo and the city of Blue Springs. Also depicted are the Lake City Ordnance Plant, as well as roads of various grades are shown,...
Blue Valley Industrial Area Plan: Area Plan 18
Land use, long-range plans, and maps of the Blue Valley industrial district, bounded by I-435, I-70, Topping, and Kansas City Terminal Railway.
Blunt's Raid: The Army of the Frontier Seizes Van Buren, Arkansas
September 1, 2005
Brigadier General James G. Blunt was "a hard-driving and hard-drinking amateur soldier from Kansas" who found himself in the position in December, 1862, to take Van Buren, Arkansas, a port on the north...
Bonne Terre Quadrangle
1905 (1950 reprint)
Topographical map of areas of Washington and St. Francois Counties in Missouri, including the towns of Bonne Terre and St. Francois. Roads of various grades are shown, as well as railroads, schools, churches,...
Boone's Lick Road
Maps, illustrations, and information on Boone's Lick Road, a 19th century road connecting the Saint Louis or Saint Charles area to Old Franklin, Missouri, and continuing on to Kansas City as the Santa...
Boughman, Thomas and Company Map of the Peninsula of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia
This map contains the wagon roads, railroads, towns, counties across the states of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.
Bourgmont's Route to Central Kansas: A Reexamination
Comprehensive article about Etienne Veniard de Bourgmont, leader of the French expeditions of the territories in Missouri and Kansas, including one in 1724 "to central Kansas to make peace with the Indians...
Topographical map of Morgan and Camden Counties in Missouri, just north of the Lake of the Ozarks. Included are northern branches of that lake and its feeders. Roads of various grades are shown, as well...
Brazier Family Genealogy
Information on the interrelated Brazier family, Purdom family, and Waskey family of pioneer Westport. Photos, illustrations, maps, and information on prominent family members such as Catherine Brazier...
Briarcliff-Davidson-Antioch Area Plan: Area Plan 39
Land use, long-range plans, and maps of the Briarcliff, Davidson, and Antioch residential districts, bounded collectively by Highway 169, I-35, Englewood Road, and North Kansas City city limits.
Bright Vignettes of a Lost World: Newly Discovered Journals of a Brave Jesuit Priest Show How Indians Lived in the Northern Rockies in the 1840s
Illustrations (copies of Point's paintings and map) and biographical article about the western travels of Father Nicolas Point (1799-1860), "a zealous and cultured French Jesuit" traveling through Kansas...
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