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81. SC117 Map Collection Finding Aid SC117 Map Collection Finding Aid 1642-2009 and n.d. This is an artificial collection consisting of maps found in the Missouri Valley Special Collections. The collection includes historical, road, and geological maps, as well as travel guides. Most of the...

82. SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection 1980 – 2005, bulk 1990s The materials within the KCPL Reference Hard to Find (HTF) Collection were compiled by Kansas City Public Library reference librarians and staff members to provide an easy to access source of information...

83. SC7 Missouri Valley Historical Society Records Finding Aid SC7 Missouri Valley Historical Society Records Finding Aid 1830-1940 The Missouri Valley Historical Society (1913-1940) was the successor to the Kansas City Historical Society (1906-1913) and the Early Settler's Society and Historical Association (1896-1906). All these...

84. SC98 Old Men's Association Records Finding Aid SC98 Old Men's Association Records Finding Aid 1893-1918 The Old Men's Association was a social organization that met for 25 years in Kansas City beginning in 1893 up to 1918. Men had to be 60 years old or older in order to qualify for membership. Prominent...

85. Scottsbluff, Nebraska Scottsbluff, Nebraska File contains a brochure with photos and maps on the town of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, a site on the Oregon Trail in western Nebraska.

86. Silver! OCTA Turns 25 Silver! OCTA Turns 25 Summer 2007 The whole issue of "Overland Journal" is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of its publication. It includes reprinted earlier articles found in the journal and elsewhere. Most of the articles deal with...

87. St. Joseph, Jumping-Off Place St. Joseph, Jumping-Off Place Summer 2006 St. Joseph, Missouri "had advantages over Independence as it was closer to the Platte and could be reached by steamboat in two days instead of the two weeks or more needed to go overland by ox team. It...

88. Sweetwater Crossing Sweetwater Crossing August 20, 1923 Inscription on back of photo reads, ""Site of Sweetwater Crossing, taken Aug. 20, 1923 by Albert Park, County Surveyor of Casper, Wyo., Independence Rock in distance. Granite mountains in background. Devil's...

89. The American Pioneer Trails Association The American Pioneer Trails Association Fall 2004 Article is subtitled: "The 1941 First Convention/Caravan, Marysville, Kansas, to Denver". Article traces the early history of two organizations dealing with the Oregon Trail as well as other western trails....

90. The Beginning of the West: Annals of the Kansas Gateway to the American West, 1540-1854 The Beginning of the West: Annals of the Kansas Gateway to the American West, 1540-1854 1972 Descriptions of caravans on the Santa Fe Trail and Oregon Trail camping in or traveling through the Kansas City area (including "'Camp Oregon' on the Big Blue" River), often trading with local Indians,...

91. The California Trail: From Southeastern Idaho to Sacramento The California Trail: From Southeastern Idaho to Sacramento August/September, 2003 Article describes western sections of the California Trail. Includes information pertaining to the City of Rocks in Almo, Idaho, and Sutter's Fort in Sacramento, California.

92. The Covered Wagon Centennial at Independence Rock The Covered Wagon Centennial at Independence Rock February//1999 Article about the centennial celebration "of the departure of the first wagon train from St. Louis, Missouri," on the Oregon Trail in 1930 in Wyoming, sponsored by the Oregon Trail Memorial Association...

93. The Expeditions of John Charles Fremont Map Portfolio The Expeditions of John Charles Fremont Map Portfolio 1970 Topographical map of the path taken by the 1842 expedition of John C. Fremont from Kansas City or "Westport Landing" to Oregon.

94. The Gold Rush and the Road to Oregon The Gold Rush and the Road to Oregon 1963 Book with numerous photos, illustrations, and maps regarding the Oregon and California Trails and the Missourians perishing on them in the 1800s.

95. The Journal of John Boardman: An Overland Journey from Kansas to Oregon in 1843 The Journal of John Boardman: An Overland Journey from Kansas to Oregon in 1843 October 1, 1929 A journal kept by John Boardman of his journey from the Shawnee Indian Mission in Kansas to Oregon and on to California from May 29 to November 12, 1843. Daily brief entries of one or two sentences describe...

96. The Legend of Asa Smith The Legend of Asa Smith May/28/1972 File containing a photo and biographical article about Asa Smith (1856-1857), an infant dying on a wagon train to Oregon and buried by present-day Kansas Highway 7 between Olathe and Bonner Springs, Kansas....

97. The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West 1972 Chapter of the book about J. B. Moncravie, or Jean Baptiste Moncrevie (~1797-1885), a western trader born in France and traveling in the West and on the Oregon Trail with other fur traders such as William...

98. The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West 1971 Photo and chapter of the book about Mariano Medina (~1810-1878), a "Mexican Mountain Man" born in Taos (then in Mexico) and moving to Oregon Territory in the 1840s and around Denver in the 1850s as a fur...

99. The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West 1968 Chapter of the book about James Craigie (1813-1895), "a Presbyterian humanitarian as well as a fur trader," moving from Scotland to the United States in 1835, "assigned almost immediately to Fort Boise,"...

100. The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West 1968 Chapter of the book about Thomas McKay of Oregon (~1796-1850), a mountain man born in "Indian country" and moving with his father (Alexander McKay, another early fur trapper with Alexander Mackenzie) to...