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William S Prettyman
George B Cornish
William L Sawyers
Jay McShann--A Kansas City Jazz Legend
Biographical article about Jay McShann, "[r]ecognized as one of the great blues and jazz musicians of the twentieth century," born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, in 1916 and coming to Kansas City in 1937 as a...
Jay McShann: Still Swingin' Away
Photos and biographical article about James Columbus McShann, or Jay McShann, a longtime black jazz and blues musician of Kansas City born in Oklahoma in 1916 and coming here in the 1930s as a pianist...
Jefferson's Salt Mountain: The Big Salt Plain of the Cimarron River
Photos, illustrations, and biographical article about George Sibley (1782-1863), operator of Fort Osage (in present-day Jackson County, Missouri) and explorer of the Great Plains in 1811 as part of President...
Book portrays the life of cattle trail namesake Jesse Chisholm. He was born in 1805 or 1806, a half breed of Cherokee and white ancestry and the son of Ignatius Chisholm. He apparently died April 4, 1868....
Biographical sketch of Joan Crawford (1906-1977), a movie actress starting in 1925 with silent pictures, growing up in Kansas City. Description of her life and career, moving to Kansas City in 1917 from...
Joe Sanders on Tour
Exterior view identified as Joe Sanders in front and Carl Nordberg standing beside Joe's Buick on the way to Oklahoma City to perform. Oil derricks can be seen in the background. Exact location not given....
John Chouteau, 1860-1949
Photo and obituary article for John Chouteau (1860-1949), "the son of William Meyers and Mary Silverheel Chouteau," the great-great grandson of "Major Jean Pierre Chouteau of the Chouteau fur trading interst...
John Thiell Kissing Dry Ground
Exterior view of Nighthawks member John Thiell bending down to kiss the dry ground. The Nighthawks were trying to get to Oklahoma City in June of 1923, but encountered flooding conditions. Sanders in his...
John Wanamaker Letter
May 23, 1902
Letter written to Mr. Henry W. Rule, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Territory, from John Wanamaker, Philadelphia. Wanamaker is credited with being a pioneer in the development of the department store in the latter...
Kansas City's Vine Street
This chapter is a "study of the special urban sites of black city-dwellers in Deep Deuce, as Oklahoma City's East Second Street was known, and Vine Street, black Kanas City's main stem (more specifically,...
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...
Kansas City, Missouri: Pictorial and Biographical
Photo and bio of John Edward Thomes, or John Thomes (1846-1893), a railroad engineer across Kansas and Oklahoma born in New York City and coming to Kansas City about 1891.
Maps, photos, illustrations, and information on the Kansas Turnpike west of Kansas City along I-70 and south on I-35 to Oklahoma.
Kansas: 'As Long as . . .'
September 17, 1956
Short article about how the Wyandotte Indians of Oklahoma (part of the Huron tribe) reclaimed the two-acre tract of land in Kansas City, Kansas, used as a burial ground. The Huron Cemetery land was ceded...
KC Sports Hero Was Influential With His Words
February 6, 2005
Joe McGuff, former Kansas City Star columnist, sports editor, editor and vice president, died on February 4, 2006 at his home in Prairie Village, Kansas. He died as a result of complications from amyotrophic...
KCK Casino Opens Amid Controversy
August 29, 2003
The Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma opened a casino in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. It is located in a mobile building structure at Ann Avenue and 7th Street Trafficway. Mayor Carol Marinovich was absent...
KCResources, page 8
Kiefer, Oklahoma, Oil Wells
Oil wells near Kiefer, Oklahoma. Railroad track visible in foreground.
Kiefer, Oklahoma, Street Scene
View down a dirt street in Kiefer, Oklahoma showing houses, power lines, and people crossing the road and walking down the sidewalk.
Kiefer, Oklahoma, Town Scene
Scene of Kiefer, Oklahoma showing buildings, oil wells, a railroad car on tracks, and a road.
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