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U.s Geological Survey
Floyd Calvin Shoemaker
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Theodore S Case
''Scared from Their Sins for a Season'': The Religious Ramifications of the New Madrid Earthquakes, 1811-1812
Author states three factors that set the New Madrid earthquake apart from similar episodes: (1) Tremors lasted several months; (2) Affected region was vast, well west of the Mississippi River and east...
A Bibliographical Note on the Civil War in the West
Bibliography with some notes on materials available about the Civil War west of the Mississippi River.
A New Era in Fruit Growing Has Outdated the Old Farm Orchard
Article with information about Norman Colman, founder of the Missouri State Horticulture Society in 1859, the "oldest farm organization west of the Mississippi river," and reorganizer of the Department...
A Reporter at Large: The River World
Illustration and article about the author's voyage up the Missouri River (and later down the Mississippi River) on the Lesta K steamboat with descriptions of Kansas City and vicinity in the context of...
A Walking Tour in Old Ste. Genevieve
Article about the tourist and historic site of Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, settled in the 1700s on the Mississippi River, with photos and map of old homes on a walking tour of the town.
AC29 Dr. Carl M. Peterson Collection Finding Aid
The Dr. Carl M. Peterson Collection contains documents and photographs relating to the life and career of Dr. Carl M. Peterson and the founding and business activities of The Doctors Clinic, a private...
AC37 Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Collection Finding Aid
The Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Collection contains a scrapbook and ephemera related to the activities of the Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, chartered in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1919....
Advertisements in the Missouri Gazette--1808-1811
Article describing and excerpting several early ads from the "Missouri Gazette" newspaper, "the first newspaper published west of the Mississippi river," in Saint Louis, from 1808 to 1811, and printed...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 31 with Traditional Costumes
Scrapbook page containing 24 advertising cards arranged in four rows of six. Each card is 4 x 7 cm. Eleven of them show portraits of men in the traditional dress of a country. Cards identify the country...
Topographical map of an area of southeast Missouri and southwest Illinois bordering the Mississippi River, including parts of Perry County, Missouri and Jackson County, Illinois. The towns of Altenburg,...
Alumni of One-Room School Reunite and Reminisce
Story of "the first Mount Gilead School reunion" of former students and teachers at Mount Gilead school "west of Kearney," Missouri, in Clay County, built in 1835, closed in 1946, and "believed to be the...
An Illustrated Atlas Map of Jackson County, Mo.
Biographical sketch of J. M. Havron, a farmer in Jackson County starting in 1868, born in Tennessee and starting out as a Mississippi River boat freighter.
Around Kansas City: Birthplace of Two Black Churches Will Be Marked
Notice about the placing of a marker for two of the oldest churches in Kansas City, Kansas, both predominantly of black congregations.
Back from the Brink: The East St. Louis Story
Article about the city of East Saint Louis, Illinois, across the Eads Bridge over the Mississippi River from Saint Louis, Missouri, and its attempts to recover from severe urban decay, with several photos....
Topographical map of part of Miller County, Missouri, an area northeast of the Lake of the Ozarks. Topographical map of an area of southeast Missouri and southwest Illinois bordering the Mississippi River,...
Topographical map of eastern Missouri and western Illinois, including parts of St. Charles County, Missouri and Lincoln County, Illinois. The towns of O'Fallon and St. Charles, Missouri are included, as...
Best (The) of KC from A to Z
September 1, 2006
People and places and businesses in Kansas City selected as the best. Includes a list of "oldest": hotel-Hotel Savoy, 1888 (not only the oldest inn, but the oldest continuously operating hotel west of...
Big Muddy Gets a New Moniker
September 23, 2006
The article states that "Gov. Matt Blunt announced Friday that the state would designate the 552 miles of the Missouri River running from the Iowa state line to the Mississippi River in St. Louis as the...
Biography of Charles E. Kearney (1820-1898), Outfitter
Biography of George H. Nettleton (1831-1896), Railroad Baron
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