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Kansas City Press Club
Arthur N Alkire
South Central Business...
"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....
"Nobody Out Here Knows Anything About Wimin's Rights"
Title contines "Clarina Howard Nichols, Woman's Rights, and Abolitionism in Kansas Territory." Article discusses Clarina Howard Nichols, one of the most notable nineteenth-century women's rights activisits...
"Out of the Ashes"
Article on the aftermath of Quantrill's Raid on the town of Lawrence, Kansas and its residents. Following the August 21, 1863 attack in which almost 200 men and boys were killed, surviors of the raid struggled...
''Better off in Hell'': The Evolution of the Kansas Red Legs
May 1, 2002
Comprehensive article covering the various border warfare groups along the Kansas-Missouri border during the Civil War. Includes names as Jim Lane, Charles Jennison, William S. Tough, John L. "Jack" Bridges,...
''Look Out For Hell Some Place Soon'' The 2nd Colorado Cavalry in Missouri, February-September, 1864
From February to September of 1864, the 2nd Colorado Cavalry was assigned to patrol Bates, Cass, and Jackson Counties, Missouri, areas ravaged by Order Number 11. This article examines the reasons for...
''This Regiment Will Make a Mark'': Letters From a Member of Jennison's Jayhawkers, 1861-1862
Photos, illustration, and article about "the men of the Seventh Kansas Cavalry and their commander Colonel Charles Rainsford Jennison," or Charles Jennison, called collectively Jennison's Jayhawkers in...
'Equipping Ourselves in Every Possible Way': Contents of Wagons on the 1851 Oregon Trail
This article starts out: "Before deciding to make a cross-country trip, anyone with common sense would certainly give considerable thought to what supplies would be needed to make that journey." Early...
'Nature Scarcely ever Formed a More Beautiful Place . . . . '
Overview of the travels of Zebulon Pike's Southwestern Expedition of 1806 through what is now the state of Kansas. The author writes that Pike and his men entered Kansas just north of present-day Fort...
. ..Presenting Herbert H. Wilson: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about Herbert Wilson, 56-year-old "president of Emery, Bird, Thayer's, Kansas City's oldest department store." Native of Hillsboro, Missouri coming to Kansas City in 1935...
. ..Presenting W. T. Grant: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about William Grant, or Tom Grant, president of the Business Men's Assurance Company with offices in the old B. M. A. Building across from Union Station. Native of Ohio raised...
10 Minutes with...Keith Novorr
March 18-24, 2005
Interview with the third-generation owner of Michael's Fine Clothes for Men.
10th & Baltimore Streets, Looking South
Postcard of 10th & Baltimore Streets, Looking South.
December 17, 1946
View facing west on 10th Street from intersection with Wyandotte. Men working on street are visible.
12th Street, 300 Block, East
Postcard of 12th Street, 300 Block, East
12th Street, East from Wyandotte
Postcard of 12th Street, East from Wyandotte
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
15th Street Bridge at Blue Ridge
Postcard of the 15th Street Bridge at Blue Ridge
1908 Flood, Morris Packing Plant
Postcard of the Morris Packing Plant during the 1908 Flood
1908 Flood, Union Avenue
Postcard of Union Avenue during the 1908 Flood
1918 Flu Epidemic More Deadly Than Germans
Short article details the involvement of Camp Funston and Fort Riley with the spread of the Spanish Flu in 1918. "Since Fort Riley was a cavalry outpost, there were hundreds of horses and mules also living...
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