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141. Blazing the Mullan Road 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...

142. Blue River Blue River Postcard of the Blue River

143. Blue River at Independence Avenue Blue River at Independence Avenue Postcard of the Blue River at Independence Avenue

144. Blue River, Boat Landing Blue River, Boat Landing Postcard of Boat Landing at Blue River

145. Blue Springs, MO, South Railroad Bridge Blue Springs, MO, South Railroad Bridge Postcard of the South Railroad Bridge Blue Springs, MO

146. Board of Trade Building Board of Trade Building Postcard of Kansas City's Board of Trade Building at 8th and Wyandotte Streets

147. Boom on the Missouri Boom on the Missouri October/13/1946 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...

148. Boone County Slaves: Sales, Estate Divisions and Families, 1820-1865 Boone County Slaves: Sales, Estate Divisions and Families, 1820-1865 January//1978 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...

149. Bottoms Flooded By Missouri River 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.

150. Bountiful Harvest: Explore Missouri's Wine Country Bountiful Harvest: Explore Missouri's Wine Country October 2001 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.

151. Bridge Carries Pedestrians To Kansas City's Beginnings Bridge Carries Pedestrians To Kansas City's Beginnings November/6/2002 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...

152. Bridges and Railroads in Kansas City Bridges and Railroads in Kansas City 1999 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...

153. Broadway Bridge Broadway Bridge n.d. View of Broadway Bridge from south side of the Missouri River. Also shows the second Hannibal Bridge.

154. Broadway Bridge Dedication Broadway Bridge Dedication 1956-09-25 Patricia Wilkinson, Broadway Bridge Queen, christens the bridge with a bottle of Missouri River water.

155. Buchanan County, Missouri Buchanan County, Missouri n.d. 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...

156. Buchanan County, Missouri Map Buchanan County, Missouri Map ca. 1920 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...

157. Buckner Quadrangle Buckner Quadrangle 1935 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,...

158. Buried Treasure: Recovering the Steamboat Arabia Buried Treasure: Recovering the Steamboat Arabia Spring//1998 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.

159. Business Techniques in the Santa Fe Trade Business Techniques in the Santa Fe Trade April//1940 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...

160. Busy Days on the Big Muddy Busy Days on the Big Muddy November//1963 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...