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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Zumwalt's Fort: An Archaeological Study of Frontier Process in Missouri
Three chapters of an extensive article concerning the remains found at Fort Zumwalt of Indian Artifacts and artifacts of the Zumwalt family (headed by Jacob Zumwalt) and Heald family (headed by Nathan...
You Are Making the Future of Kansas City . . . Today!
Aerial photograph of downtown Kansas City, Missouri, highlighting 15th Street to City Market, with Broadway Bridge and the Kansas River Bend of the Missouri River in the background. Reverse features photographs...
Early view identified as Wyandotte Street near 2nd Street looking north across the Missouri River.
Looking north along Wyandotte from 2nd. Shows cuts through bluffs and Missouri River.
Wright's Map of Kansas City
Detailed map of Kansas City, Missouri, that includes roads, railroads, subdivisions and additions, and some property owners. Subdivisions have been colored by an unknown source after the map was printed....
Unidentified men pushing car up Main Street hill traveling south from the wharf at the Missouri River.
William Swain's Gold Rush Account
Chapter II of the book describes the Missouri River portion of the start of the Gold Rush journey in 1849 as seen through the account of William Swain. Included are detailed entries of his diary and letters...
William Least Heat-Moon: A Background and Appreciation
Photo and biographical article about William Least Heat-Moon, or William Heat-Moon, a native of Kansas City (born as William Trogdon) and travel book writer living near Columbia, Missouri. Author of the...
William Clark's Diary, May, 1826-February, 1831
February, May, August, November//1948
Four-part series that features the diary of William Clark from May, 1826 to February, 1831, when he was Superintendent of Indian Affairs at St. Louis. It includes reproductions of the diary's original...
Illustrations (of the artist's paintings) and biographical article about William de la Montagne Cary, or William Cary (1840-1922), an artist of the Upper Missouri River in 1861 and 1874, born in New York...
Who Were the Missouri Indians?
Article describing the Missouri Indians, an offshoot of Sioux Indians, no longer existing as "full-blooded," but in the 1600s and 1700s estimated to be "'the most powerful nation on the Missouri River.'"...
Where the River Fits the Song
Illustrations (by Karl Bodmer), map, and article about the upper Missouri River, its early explorations by the Lewis and Clark expedition and the Karl Bodmer and Prince Maximilian expedition, and its present-day...
When the 'Annie Cade' Plied the Missouri River
History of the Missouri riverboat, the "Annie Cade," providing ferry service between Harlem and the foot of Main Street in Clay and Jackson Counties from 1879 to 1907, sinking in 1911. Description of its...
When Lincoln Was in Kansas
Illustrations, portrait, and biographical article about Abraham Lincoln on his presidential campaign in Kansas in 1859. Description of his arrival in Saint Joseph, Missouri, and "first speech on Kansas...
When Did Grand Avenue Become Grand Boulevard?
November 13, 1994
According to this question and answer column that appeared in the Star Magazine, Grand Avenue became a boulevard in 1993. "The change affects the stretch of Grand Avenue from Crown Center on the south...
What Wright Wrought in Kansas City
Photos and biographical article about Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), or Frank Wright, a famous American architect designing three Kansas City area buildings starting at the age of 70, including the Clarence...
What a Sight It Was!: William Cary, Traveling West on the Missouri, Recorded the Life and Landscape of a Rapidly Vanishing Frontier
Illustrations (copies of paintings by Cary) and biographical article about William de la Montagne Cary, or William Cary, an artist and traveler of the Missouri River starting in 1861. Born in New York...
Westward Across the "Great Lone Land"
Overland wagon trains began in Missouri River towns such as Independence, Westport, Weston and St. Joseph. The author recounts experiences from letters, journals, and diaries of the emigrants who made...
Unnumbered chapter of the book about steamboating during "Westport's golden age of the Santa Fe Trail," from the first, the "John Hancock," in 1832, to the 1860s, listing and describing several steamboats....
Description of the origins and early history of the town of Westport, Missouri as an embarkation or jumping-off point for western travels including the Santa Fe Trail especially in the 1820s-1850s, with...
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