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"If the Union Wins, We Won't Have Anything Left": The Rise and Fall of the Southern Cherokees of Kansas
Maps, photos, and article about the Cherokees of Kansas and their settlement of the Cherokee Neutral Lands and Chetopa, Kansas, area. Includes a table "Heads of Cherokee Families Identified as Living on...
''Shot All To Pieces'': The Battle of Lone Jack, Missouri, August 16, 1862
January 1, 2004
An extensive article that recounts the Civil War Battle of Lonejack and includes photographs and maps as well as footnotes. Also includes an inset on Cole Younger and on the death of Captain Long.
''Whipped and Routed'' Blunt Strikes Marmaduke At Cane Hill
October 1, 2004
This article details information concerning the encounters between the Union Army and the Confederates in the area of northern Arkansas and southern Missouri and in particular the Battle of Cane Hill which...
1840 Kansas City Map
Reprint of Father Nicolas Point's 1840 map, from a Kansas City Times article entitled "Earliest Map of Kansas City," depicting the locations of the homes of his parishioners, in the area of the West Bottoms,...
1914 Map of Greater Kansas City
Street map of Kansas City metropolitan area featuring successive circular lines in one mile intervals out from New Union Station. Rosedale, North Kansas City, Independence, and Kansas City, Kansas, are...
1923 Map of Road Overseer Districts of Jackson County, Missouri
Map of Jackson County, Missouri, indicating surface conditions of roads, plus railroads, electric lines, streams, etc. Under title of map: "Leo E. Koehler. County Surveyor and Ex-officio County Highway...
1924 Road Map of Jackson County, MO.
Black and white map shows different types of roads (macadam, graded, oiled, and earth) as well as railroads, electric lines, section lines, towns, and streams.
1931 Road Map of Jackson County, Missouri
Map showing roads in Jackson County, Missouri. Legend indicates kind of road (macadam, graded, etc.). Section lines, electric lines, railroad lines, schools, and streams are also shown. Only a few major...
A Collector Extraordinaire
April 20, 2012
David Spivey is the subject of the Tribute section of the Remembrances column. "Born in Oklahoma, David spent most of his life in Kansas City. He was a graduate of Rockhurst High School, Central Missouri...
A Complete Set of Surveys and Plats of Properties of Kansas City, Missouri: Compiled and Drawn from Official Record and Actual Surveys
Book of maps available for use on microfilm only.
A French Canadian Family among Western Pathfinders
October 16, 1924
Illustrations and biographical article about the Robidoux family of fur traders in Missouri and the far west including Louis Robidoux and especially his brother Joseph Robidoux III (1763-1868), founder...
A Geographical History of the Santa Fe Trail
An essay detailing the Santa Fe Trail that spanned from Santa Fe, New Mexico on the western end and the various accounts of where it may have ended on the eastern end, oftentimes being noted as Independence,...
A History of Missouri
Maps of Missouri showing its progression from territory to state, from the 1804 Louisiana Territory to the state in 1857, also depicting the fluctuations in the state boundaries through time.
A Look at New York: Old Missouri Map an Auction Item
Photo, caption, and article about one of the earliest printed maps of the Missouri Territory before its statehood, to be sold in an auction of the Streeter collection.
A Look at Some of the Work of J. Mett Shippee: Digging for the Relics and History of Clay County's Early Indians
File containing a biographical article with maps, illustrations, and information about J. Mett Shippee, an archaeology book author and "research associate for the Department of Anthropology at the University...
A Map of a Large Country Newly Discovered in the Nothern America
Continuation of title: Situated between New Mexico and the Frozen Sea Together with the Course of the Great River Meschasipi.
Facsimile of 1698 map depicting Father Louis Hennepin's impressions...
A Map of Lewis and Clark's Track, Across the Western Portion of North America
Facsimile of map showing Lewis and Clark's journey "from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean by Order of the Executive of the United States in 1804, 5 & 6." Indian tribal areas are labeled, streams, rivers,...
A Map of North America with the European Settlements and Whatever Else is Remarkable in the West Indies from the Latest and Best Observations
Map of North America showing California as an island. No western boundary for Canada is indicated. Included are northern and eastern Canada, Central America, the Bahamas, and northern South America.
A Map of the Indian Territory, Northern Texas, and New Mexico, Showing the Great Western Prairies
Photo reprint of a map showing westward routes, locations of Indian tribes in the middle west and western United States in 1844, and some particular notations which probably refer to details of Josiah...
A Missouri River Journey Source of Inspiration: Author Seeks Waters of Renewal in Remote Canyon
Photos, maps, and article about the exploration for the headwaters of the Missouri River (in southwestern Montana near Yellowstone Park) by "Kansas City-born author William Least Heat-Moon," or William...
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