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Indian Territory (Okla...
Frontier and Pioneer L...
William S Prettyman
George B Cornish
William L Sawyers
Margaret McGinnis Swigart
File containing photos and information on Margaret McGinnis Swigart, or Margaret Swigart (ca. 1884-1952), a Kansas City poet residing at 5817 Holmes Street. Native of Oklahoma coming to Kansas City about...
Information about Wyatt Earp (1848-1929), one of the most famous lawmen of the Old West. He was born in Illinois, raised in Iowa, moved to Oklahoma Territory in about 1868 as a hunter and surveyor, and...
KCResources, page 8
R. Stanton Everitt
File contains information about architect and urban planning consultant R. Stanton who was born in Oklahoma in 1910, reared in Missouri, and started his career in the 1930s, with photo. Also photo and...
Wild West Photograph Collection Finding Aid
The majority of photographs in this collection came from the Brookings Montgomery photograph collection purchased by the library in the 1960s. Images are of outlaws, cowboys, Indians, lawmen, judges, western...
Information about Bruce Goff, an architect in Kansas City from 1964 to 1970 who was born in Alton, Kansas, in 1904, and started his architectural career in Oklahoma as a student of Frank Lloyd Wright....
Schwarzschild & Sulzberger
Postcard of Schwarzschild & Sulzberger's Packing Plant
File containing photos and information on Fletcher Daniels (1919-1999), a former Missouri state representative, Kansas City school board member, World War II veteran, and native of Oklahoma with residence...
Photo and information on Belle Starr (ca. 1848-1889), a notorious lady outlaw and sharpshooter. Born in Carthage, Missouri as Belle Myra Shirley and moving to Dallas, Texas as a sharpshooting entertainer...
File contains information about the unexplained, supposedly supernatural "spook light" south of Joplin, Missouri, appearing on the western horizon on the Oklahoma border.
Paseo, North from Armour
Postcard of the Paseo, North from Armour
Maps, photos, illustrations, and information on the Kansas Turnpike west of Kansas City along I-70 and south on I-35 to Oklahoma.
Genealogy Vertical Files Shelf List
A list of general subjects and family surnames in the genealogy vertical files.
Information on Stanley Vestal, the pen name of Walter Stanley Campbell, an English professor at the University of Oklahoma. Native of the Flint Hills of Kansas raised in Oklahoma Territory and serving...
Photos, illustrations, and information on Will Rogers (1879-1935), a humorist and actor appearing in several motion pictures. Native of Oklahoma Territory making many appearances in Kansas City before...
Columbian Steel Tank Company
Promotional postcard from the Columbian Steel Tank Co
William Creekmore: King of the Oklahoma Bootleggers
Biographical article about William J. Creekmore, a notorious bootlegger and self-proclaimed "Whiskey King." The son of a rancher, Creekmore was born in 1871 in Lamar, Mo. He later became wealthy investing...
Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railroad
Maps, illustrations, photos, and information on the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railway, connecting Kansas City to the Pacific Ocean on the west coast of Mexico (passing through Kansas, Oklahoma, and...
Photos, illustrations, and information on Jay McShann, a jazz pianist born in Oklahoma about 1916 and coming to Kansas City in 1937, playing with several prominent jazz musicians and at many clubs, starting...
American Royal Queens
The following were American Royal Queens from 1939 to 1967: (1939) Margaret Jane Swift of Claremore, Oklahoma, (1940) Dorothy Jean Ballard of Tulsa, Oklahoma, (1941) Barbara Mostez Dusenberry of Excelsior...
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