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1. 'Equipping Ourselves in Every Possible Way': Contents of Wagons on the 1851 Oregon Trail 'Equipping Ourselves in Every Possible Way': Contents of Wagons on the 1851 Oregon Trail Winter 2006 This article starts out: "Before deciding to make a cross-country trip, anyone with common sense would certainly give considerable thought to what supplies would be needed to make that journey." Early...

2. 150 Facts About Kansas City 150 Facts About Kansas City 2000 List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.

3. 1847 Circular on Services in Independence for Trail Trekkers Turns Up in Oregon Archives 1847 Circular on Services in Independence for Trail Trekkers Turns Up in Oregon Archives Winter//1981 Article about the circular and letter published by George Buchanan, Independence postmaster in 1847, "about the facilities of the town" of Independence, Missouri, designed as a guide for travelers to Oregon...

4. A President, a Church, and Trails West A President, a Church, and Trails West 2008 Continuation of title, "Competing Histories in Independence, Missouri." The author Jon E. Taylor, former historian for the Harry S Truman National Historic Site in Independence, Missouri, examines how...

5. A Southern Family on the Missouri Frontier: Letters from Independence, 1843-1855 A Southern Family on the Missouri Frontier: Letters from Independence, 1843-1855 May//1951 Extensive article that collects excerpts from the letters of Samuel Ralston (1809-1899), an Irish immigrant to North Carolina moving to western Missouri. It gives information on various subjects in the...

6. A Vest-Pocket Geography A Vest-Pocket Geography March/31/1928 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...

7. Across U. S. by Water Again, after 34 Years Across U. S. by Water Again, after 34 Years July/29/1959 Photo and biographical article about John Hogg, "former Kansas Citian and contributor to The Star" and "67-year-old free lance writer-photographer. ..repeating his adventure of 34 years ago when he was...

8. Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 38 with State Capitols Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 38 with State Capitols ca. 1880-1900 Scrapbook page containing 24 advertising cards arranged in eight rows of three showing the State capitol buildings and a few other government buildings. Each card is 4 x 7 cm and identifies the building...

9. Albert Wachsmann Albert Wachsmann Albert Wachsmann, husband of Virginia Bridger.

10. Albert Wachsmann Albert Wachsmann Inscription on back of photograph: Laura Mills, Westport, Missouri, Great friend of Captain A. Wachsmann.
Printed on back: Ragan & Winan's Gallery of Art, Cor. Third and Main Sts., Over Leively's...

11. Alfred Jacob Miller Alfred Jacob Miller Illustrations and information on Alfred Jacob Miller, or Alfred Miller (1810-1874), a native of Baltimore and a painter and explorer of western scenes on the Overland Trail (or Oregon Trail) leaving out...

12. America's Historical Opportunity America's Historical Opportunity Summer 2007 This reprint article starts out recounting the efforts of Ezra Meeker in publicizing the Oregon Trail. He traveled the trail in its early years, and later he championed the cause of trail preservation....

13. America's National Historic Trails America's National Historic Trails 1999 Chapter of the book about the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, tracing the route of the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804-1806 from Saint Louis to Portland, Oregon, and back, crossing the Kansas...

14. America's National Historic Trails America's National Historic Trails 1999 Chapter of the book about the Oregon National Historic Trail, following the historic original Oregon Trail from Independence, Missouri, to Portland, Oregon, "from 1840 to 1870" and passing through the...

15. An Emigrants' Guide for Women: Making the Necessary Preparations for the Arduous Five-Month Journey An Emigrants' Guide for Women: Making the Necessary Preparations for the Arduous Five-Month Journey along the Oregon Trail September//1970 [F]ictionalized facsimile of an 1850 guidebook written by a woman for women on preparing for journeys to the West, with illustrations and map. Description of various factors affecting women in particular...

16. An Illustrated Historical Map of the City of Kansas An Illustrated Historical Map of the City of Kansas 1939 Title continues: "Official name of Kansas City, Mo. 1853-89." Outline map showing counties, some waterways, roads, and trails, with text and drawings illustrating historical events. Includes a chronology...

17. Archibald Rice Plantation Campground, 8 miles From Independence On the Santa Fe, California, Oregon Pioneer Archibald Rice Plantation Campground, 8 miles From Independence On the Santa Fe, California, Oregon Pioneer Trails In the Spring of 1849 1995 This paper has numerous excerpts from diaries of those who were preparing to be on the trails west and that mention the area of the Archibald Rice place.

18. Ask the Marshall Ask the Marshall July/August 2007 Brief item describing the typical day in the life of a person travelling by covered wagon on the Oregon or California Trails from Missouri.

19. Bachelor's Club of Albany, Missouri Bachelor's Club of Albany, Missouri ca1885 Interior view of a group of men taken in Albany, Missouri around 1885. Identified on the back of the photograph as the Bachelor's Club of Albany, Missouri. Picture is reprinted in a 1915 Albany, Missouri...

20. Before the Wagons Came Before the Wagons Came January/February, 2005 Article details the history of the fur trade in the Pacific Northwest. The trade in this region was initiated by John Jacob Astor, who founded "Fort Astoria" at the mouth of the Columbia River from which...