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"Demand Nothing But What Is Strictly Right And Submit to Nothing That Is Wrong": Governor Lilburn Boggs, Gover Robert Lucas, and the Honey War of 1839
Article explores and analyzes the "Honey War" of 1830, focusing particularly on the roles and personalities of Governor Boggs of Missouri and Governor Lucas of Iowa. The "war," which involved the disputed...
100 Years of Business in Kansas City: Setting the Stage at the Turn of the Century
Chronological history of important Kansas City businesses of the twentieth century, starting in 1900.
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
A Birthday Book of Kansas City, 1821-1921
Booklet on the 100-year history of Kansas City from 1821 to 1921, starting with its first permanent settler, Francois Chouteau, and its rise from Westport Landing (page 7) through its 1832 visit by early...
A History and Economic Analysis of The Kansas City, Missouri, Federal Urban Renewal Program
Master's thesis for the University of Missouri-Kansas City on the federal urban renewal program in Kansas City. The thesis is located but at the reference department of the UMKC library, not the Missouri...
A History of Kansas City: 1820-1869--"Connoisseur of Prophets"
Excerpt containing the first three chapters of the uncompleted book by University of Chicago history professor R. Richard Wohl, covering the history of Kansas City to 1853. Portion of the book completed...
A History of Missouri
Maps of Missouri showing its progression from territory to state, from the 1804 Louisiana Territory to the state in 1857, also depicting the fluctuations in the state boundaries through time.
A Study in Missouri Politics, 1840-1870
January 1, 1927
This is a three part article concerning the topic of politics in the state of Missouri leading up to the Civil War and just afterwards. The first article deals with party disruption occurring in the period...
A Study of Confusion: Missouri's Immigration Program, 1865-1916
Article explores the topic of immigration in Missouri after the Civil War and to 1916. It includes state plans, promotions, literature, organizations or societies, railroad involvement, etc.
A Vest-Pocket Geography
Illustrated map and description of the history of different regions of Missouri, including the Kansas City area as "the jumping-off place of the Oregon Trail" and the Santa Fe Trail and "unofficial starting...
File containing a description of Margaret Withers Teague, or Margaret Teague, a Clay County, Missouri historian "assist[ing] her mother, the late Mrs. Robert Steele Withers, in research for the writing...
About Western History
Article about the changing perception in historical literature and higher education curricula, as well as in the perceived qualities making history "interesting," mainly in the context of the early history...
Across Our Wide Missouri: Elusive River to the Brink of War
Article about the "Honey War," a near war in the early 1800s disputing the boundary between Iowa and Missouri, with map.
African Americans in Kansas City
Album: Newspaper Clippings
A collection of of photocopies of the column "Album", from the Kansas City Star's Star Magazine. The column was an illustrated historical review detailing various aspects of Kansas City history. The author...
Along the Santa Fe Trail
File contains a comprehensive article on the history of the Santa Fe Trail (corresponding largely to the history of Kansas City), starting in 1821 with Mexico's independence from Spain and continuing until...
Alumni of One-Room School Reunite and Reminisce
Story of "the first Mount Gilead School reunion" of former students and teachers at Mount Gilead school "west of Kearney," Missouri, in Clay County, built in 1835, closed in 1946, and "believed to be the...
America's Crossroads: A Century of Kansas City Essays from the Missouri Historical Review
Article, written by the editors of a collection of articles on the history of Kansas City, discusses key themes and trends in Kansas City historical writing. The authors explain their choices for inclusion,...
An 1876 Christmas Story
Photo and story by Ermine Case, Jr. (a brother of Theodore Case and son of Ermine Case, Sr.), about the history and growth of Kansas City, comparing it to Paris and Venice in Europe, with illustrations....
Annie Taylor Fisher Remembered Forests Where Kansas City Rose
Biographical article about the reminiscences of Annie Fisher (1847-1941), moving at the age of 10 to Kansas City with her parents in 1857, encouraged to do so by Kansas City promoter Colonel Milton McGee,...
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