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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
An Underground Journey
May 2, 2010
Article describing the work carried out by sewer maintenance workers and new technologies used by the Kansas City Water Services Department. One of Kansas City's first sewers was made of limestone quarried...
Annual Review of Greater Kansas City Illustrated, 1908
Photos and description of the Missouri Valley River Improvement Association, formed in 1906 "by representatives of the principal commercial bodies of Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kas." to improve...
Approved Missouri River Plan
Map of the Missouri River basin from Montana to Missouri showing existing and proposed irrigation, reservoirs, levees, and power plants.
Arabia Museum Wrestles with an 1819 Steam Engine
November 23, 2013
Article provides details related the installation of a 5,000 pound steam engine from the early 19th century as an exhibit at the Arabia Steamboat Museum. David Hawley, one of the museum's operators, is...
Postcards of Argentine Kansas, Silver Avenue & Healy House in Leadville, Colorado
Street side view of Argosy Casino entrance and marquee. Located in Riverside, Missouri, adjacent to the Missouri River.
Armour Packing Company
Postcard of the Kansas City Convention Hall and the plant of Armour & Co
Postcard of the Armour-Swift Bridge
Armour-Swift-Burlington Bridge and The Levee, Missouri River
2 postcard views of the Armour-Swift-Burlington Bridge and The Levee, Missouri River
Army Corps of Engineers Wharf Buildings
Full frontal and sideview; located at approximately Delaware and the Missouri River.
History and description of the tourist sites at Arrow Rock, Missouri, "established in 1829 and . ..the site in 1821 of the Missouri River crossing on the first successful overland expedition to Santa Fe."...
Arrow Rock, Missouri
The folder contains two pamphlets entitled "The Old Tavern at Arrow Rock", 1913 and 1914, and the official program "Centennial Celebration of Old Tavern...", 1930.
Looking east at west side of bridge; also shows Missouri River Queen riverboat.
ASB Bridge and City Market Area
View facing south along the side of the ASB Bridge; shows Missouri River, City Market area and part of the Downtown skyline in the aftermath of the 1951 Flood.
At Last--It's Finished!
Photos and article about the completion of the new Chouteau Bridge for automobile traffic across the Missouri River from Northeast Kansas City to North Kansas City, Missouri.
Barges on Shoals: Promised for June, Missouri River Barge Line Still Has a Lot of Obstacles to Surmount
Article about the progress on "Kansas City's barge line" for Missouri River shipping traffic, planned for opening in June 1935 but encountering more navigation, storage, and railroad transfer difficulties....
Battle of Randolph, Missouri, July 1861
File contains an article about the history of the town of Randolph, Missouri, about three miles from Harlem, Missouri, just across the Missouri River from Kansas City, Missouri. Reference to previous articles...
Beautiful Location: Parkville
Short article about the community of Parkville, Missouri, located north of the Missouri River and northeast of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Includes mention of magazines who find Parkville to be one...
Before Lewis and Clark: Documents Illustrating the History of the Missouri, 1785-1804
Excerpts from letters of French, English, and Spanish emissaries, with edited commentary, concerning the exploration of the Missouri River area before the Lewis and Clark expedition, starting with 1785....
Before the Arabia Sank: Mormon Passengers up the Missouri in 1856
Article gives the history of the Arabia steamboat, the digging up of the sunken boat, the museum located in Kansas City to hold the remains, and of the Mormon passengers going up the Missouri to ports...
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