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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
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...
Camden Point Quadrangle
Detailed topographical map of an area north of Kansas City, showing the following towns, rivers, and cemeteries: Standiford Cemetery, Mt. Zion Cemetery, Masonic Cemetery, the town of Camden Point, the...
Detailed topographical map of an area east of Jackson County on the Missouri River showing the following Ray County towns: Orrick, Albany, Fleming, Camden Junction, Camden. Napoleon and Waterloo are the...
Description of Camp Croghan, the "first military post in Kansas," also called Cantonment Martin, "established in 1818 when Kansas was an unknown portion of the Louisiana Territory" and "winter quarters...
Canoe River [and] Catlin's Paintings of Indians
Two separate articles about the meaning of the name of "Missouri" and paintings of western American Indians from 1829 to 1837 by "George Catlin, American pioneer artist."
Captain James Kipp
Photo, illustrations, and biographical article about Captain James Kipp (1788-1880), an explorer who "established trading posts for the fur companies and serving as captain of the boats carrying the pelts...
Captain Kipp, Renowned Fort Builder and Trader, a Platte County Settler
Illustration and biographical article about Captain James Kipp (1788-1880), a steamboat captain and Indian trader along the Missouri River valley in the 19th century. Description of his life and career,...
Catch Big Fish in Shadow of Kansas City Skyscraper
Article about the "Harlem community, on the north bank of the Missouri river between the A.-S.-B. bridge and the [Municipal] airport," mostly describing the community's fishing economy, with illustrations....
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Postcard of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 11th Street and Broadway
Chamber Providing Connections Across Missouri River
Brief article describing the involvement of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce in the opening of a replacement for the old Chouteau Bridge. Article mentions possible future projects to improve...
Characters and Incidents of the Plains
Biographical description of William Gilpin, calling him "the John the Baptist of the West," pointing out his contributions to early western settlement from Kansas to California, especially in regard to...
Cher Oncle, Cher Papa: The Letters of Francois and Berenice Chouteau
Article entitled "Confluence of People and Place: The Chouteau Posts on the Missouri and Kansas Rivers" written by David Boutros. Investigates the location of the Chouteau trading posts in the 1822-26...
Topographical map of St. Louis and St. Charles counties in Missouri bordering the Missouri River. Map depicts the St. Louis City and St. Louis County WaterWorks, schools, churches, local highways and other...
Chicago, Milwaukee and Saint Paul Railroad Bridge
Construction view from middle of Missouri River of the Chicago, Milwaukee and Saint Paul Railroad bridge; later renamed the Chouteau Bridge.
Postcard of the Chouteau Bridge
Chouteaus and Fur Trade
Short description of the Chouteaus' fur trade dominance on the Missouri River in the late 1700s, leading to their agreement with the Spanish government to build Fort Carondelet for exclusive trading rights...
Reprint from the Saint Louis Gazette, May 26, 1819 about the progress of the Stephen Long expedition up the Missouri River to the Yellowstone River with description of Colonel James Johnson at Fort Osage....
July 10, 1819
Brief notice about the Missouri River steamboat "Independence."
Brief description of the departure for Council Bluffs, Iowa on the upper Missouri River in 1819 by Colonel Atkinson and Colonel Henry Leavenworth from Saint Louis.
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