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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Nettie Thompson Grove
M E Ballou
Aerial view looking west near the 3000 block of East 18th Street; shows tip of Ransom Feed Mills, located at 3028 E. 18th.
April 26, 1948
Group portrait of 25-Year Club, some members in costume.
36 Deaths; 156 Are in Hospital
Almost the entire first section of the paper about the carnage of the May 21, 1957, tornado in South Kansas City. Numerous articles and large photos of destruction in Ruskin Heights, Martin City, Hickman...
A 10,000 Year-Old Oasis--Alley Spring
Article about the history and prehistory of Alley Spring in the Missouri Ozarks. Article describes its mills since 1869 as well as its unusual geology and remains found of Indians and mastodons.
A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo.
Biographical sketch of Stubbins Watts, "[t]he well known miller on Indian creek" in the South Kansas City village of Dallas, Missouri. Born in Saint Charles County, Missouri in 1838 as a son of Anthony...
A Merger for Hickman, Ruskin?
January 21, 2010
"Hard economic times are forcing the Hickman Mills School District to eliminate a high school." Feelings run high for each high school, Hickman Mills and Ruskin, and the decision will not be easy.
A New Building at Watkins Mill
Article describing the preservation of and additions to the antebellum Watkins Mill site "located a few miles north of Kansas City, Missouri," as well of the operations of the mill's wool production, with...
A New Day
"The 41st Symphony Designers' Showhouse Takes Aim at The National Spotlight." Two-page spread explains a new emphasis for the Designers' Showhouse. Karen Mills, a radio show host, interior designer and...
A Panoramic View of "Lost Townships," Part II
Mention of Hickman Mills, Missouri in the context of early consolidated schools. Ruskin High School just east of Hickman Mills was the first consolidated high school in the county, started in 1902 and...
A Panoramic View of the "Lost" Townships
Illustrated article about the history of several early Jackson County settlements and institutions, including Hickman Mills, New Santa Fe, Red Bridge, early land grants, early churches and schools, etc.,...
A Rebel Child of Civil War Days: Frances M. Lipscomb Hickman
Biographical article about Frances M. Lipscomb Hickman, or Frances Hickman "of Independence," granddaughter of John Harris (of the Harris House hotel in Westport). Born "a mile south of Dallas, Missouri,"...
A Visit to Watkin's Mill
Manuscript (number 13) about the history of Watkins Mill in Clay County, Missouri, "four miles north of Excelsior Springs."
Abandoned Shipwrecks on Missouri River Channel Maps of 1879 and 1954 - Blue Mills to Lexington, "Mile 358.3 - 323.4"
Map shows locations of abandoned steamboat wrecks and the Missouri River's channel drawn in different colors to show how it changed course between 1879 and 1954. The section covered is Blue Mills to Lexington,...
Abandoned Shipwrecks on Missouri River Channel Maps of 1879 and 1954 - Delaware to Blue Mills, "Mile 398.8-358.3"
Map shows locations of abandoned steamboat wrecks and the Missouri River's channel drawn in different colors to show how it changed course between 1879 and 1954. Map covers Delaware to Blue Mills, "Mile...
AC31 Wallace Ragtime Collection Finding Aid
The Wallace Ragtime Collection contains sheet music, programs, playbills, and other materials concerning the history of ragtime, jazz, and other music genres.
Inscription on back of photograph: Laura Mills, Westport, Missouri, Great friend of Captain A. Wachsmann.
Printed on back: Ragan & Winan's Gallery of Art, Cor. Third and Main Sts., Over Leively's...
And So to Bread!
Illustrations and article about the bread-making business in the Kansas City area involving the wheat production and flour milling of the Great Plains and Midwest as food for around the world. Also history...
Archives Has More than 100 New Materials
Description of the book "The History of the O. V. Slaughter Family" by Stephen Slaughter as "a most welcome addition to the Archives" with description of the "Missouri farm life and community" of early...
Art and Artists: The Vagaries of Light Captured on Canvases
Photo and biographical article about Robert Graham, Jr., a painter of scenes and people of the past from Kansas City and Missouri, residing near Hickman Mills, Missouri.
Author's Interest in Historic Site Is Romantic: Wants Old Mill Marked
Article about the Blue Mills and Blue Mills Landing areas along the Little Blue River in eastern Jackson County, in terms of its historic significance as a commercial grain center as early as the 1830s,...
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