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Blazing the Mullan Road
September 1, 2006
Article describes historical and contemporary travel along the road from Walla Walla, Washington, to Fort Benton, Missouri. Fort Benton, constructed in 1849, was once an important fur trading post, and...
Postcard of the Blue River
Blue River at Independence Avenue
Postcard of the Blue River at Independence Avenue
Blue River, Boat Landing
Postcard of Boat Landing at Blue River
Blue Springs, MO, South Railroad Bridge
Postcard of the South Railroad Bridge Blue Springs, MO
Board of Trade Building
Postcard of Kansas City's Board of Trade Building at 8th and Wyandotte Streets
Boom on the Missouri
Article with large photos, map, and captions about the proposed "broad plan for control and development--an MVA like the TVA" of the Missouri River valley, with dams to be built by the United States Army...
Boone County Slaves: Sales, Estate Divisions and Families, 1820-1865
Boone County, Missouri, borders the Missouri River and in the pre-Civil War era it was a very prosperous farming area. Slavery was an important factor in the economic development of the area and the majority...
Bottoms Flooded By Missouri River
July 18, 1915
View north from GW Bridge [Great Western Bridge] of the bottoms of Kansas City, Kansas being flooded by the Missouri River.
Bountiful Harvest: Explore Missouri's Wine Country
Photos, map, and articles about Missouri's wine country mostly in the eastern part of the state along the Missouri River with a list of 33 wineries including those in the town of Hermann.
Bridge Carries Pedestrians To Kansas City's Beginnings
Story on the recently completed Town of Kansas Bridge located near of the intersection of 2nd and Main Streets in the River Market area. The bridge is 635 feet long and reaches to a three-story overlook...
Bridges and Railroads in Kansas City
Chapter of the book about the growth of Kansas City in its Reconstruction period after the Civil War, especially spurred by the building of the Hannibal Bridge by Octave Chanute for railroads, the leveling...
View of Broadway Bridge from south side of the Missouri River. Also shows the second Hannibal Bridge.
Broadway Bridge Dedication
Patricia Wilkinson, Broadway Bridge Queen, christens the bridge with a bottle of Missouri River water.
Buchanan County, Missouri
Land ownership map of Buchanan County, Missouri, showing highways, paved and graveled roads, civil and political TWP lines, railroads, schools, churches, cemeteries, and streams. Includes the townships...
Buchanan County, Missouri Map
Land ownership map of Buchanan County, Missouri including the townships of Washington, Marion, Lake, Wayne, Center, Agency, Tremont, Rush, Bloomington, Crawford, Jackson, and Platte. Includes a key for...
Topographical map of Ray and Jackson counties in Missouri, including the towns of Orrick, Levasy, and Buckner, showing as well the Missouri River. Also depicted are roads of various grades, railroads,...
Buried Treasure: Recovering the Steamboat Arabia
Article about the discovery of the Steamboat "Arabia," built in 1853, sunken in 1856 on the Missouri River, and salvaged in 1985 to become a museum at Kansas City's River Market.
Business Techniques in the Santa Fe Trade
Article about the business practices of Missouri merchants on the Santa Fe Trail (Santa Fe then being part of Mexico), boosting the economies of central and western Missouri towns along the Missouri River...
Busy Days on the Big Muddy
Illustrations (by artist Robert Andrew Parker, or Robert Parker) and article about the riverboats carrying cargo downstream on the Missouri River, with many depictions of barges, their pilots, and river...
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