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Art Work, 18 X 22 in
Anna Lee (Dillenbeck) ...
R T Bradley
William Elsey Connelle...
Zerelda James at Jesse James' Grave
Postcard of the Grave of Jesse James at Excelsior Springs, Missouri, with his mother standing beside the tombstone.
With Badges & Bullets: Lawmen & Outlaws in the Old West
Photos and chapter of the book about Jesse James (1847-1882), a notorious outlaw involved in border warfare mostly surrounding the Kansas City area, born in Clay County, Missouri, and killed in Saint Joseph,...
Newspaper clippings with photos, illustrations, and information about William Quantrill (1837-1865), a leader of Confederate Bushwhackers in guerrilla warfare during the Civil War in Missouri and Kansas....
William (Bloody Bill) Anderson
Portrait and description of William Anderson, or Bloody Bill Anderson as a member of William Quantrill's guerrillas at the Centralia Massacre before being killed "in attempting to cross the Missouri near...
William (Bill) Chadwell, Deceased
Charcoal portrait of deceased William (Bill) Chadwell, alias Bill Stiles or Styles, without a shirt, showing bullet hole in the heart dripping blood. Drawing is signed by the artist. Immediately below...
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...
Whoa, Pardner; A Pardon for Kid?
December 23, 2010
Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico has considered granting a pardon to Billy the Kid, but descendants of lawman Pat Garrett and New Mexico Territorial Governor Lew Wallace "are outraged." The dispute...
Who Was Ben J. Woodson of Davidson County, Tenn.?
Article describes the activities of Ben J. Woodson, who was better known as Frank James, while living in Tennessee in the 1870s. It includes lots of names of people associated with both Jesse and Frank...
W. C. Quantrill in 1858
Reminiscences of Henry Clarke, a sheriff in Lawrence, about Quantrill's personal history as an outlaw starting in Kansas in 1858. Anecdotes about encounters with White Turkey (a Delaware Indian), Frank...
Veteran of Old West, Now 91, Avenged Father's Murder While Still a Youth
Book review of an autobiographical book by Frank Eaton, also known as "Pistol Pete" for his gun-shooting proficiency. Book describes his tracking and killing of six outlaws one by one from his boyhood...
Unidentified Man in Uniform
Charcoal portrait of unidentified guerrilla dressed in coat or cloak, shirt, and hat similar to a beret adorned with a plume and three large and two small stars on the headband. Subject holds a pistol....
Unidentified Man in Confederate Uniform
Charcoal portrait of unidentified man in Confederate uniform and hat with ostrich plume. The drawing is unsigned but attributed to Anna Lee (Dillenbeck) Stacey.
Charcoal portrait drawing of unidentified man with long flowing mustache, dressed in suit coat and shirt. Drawing is signed by the artist.
Charcoal portrait of unidentified man with suit coat, shirt, and tie. Drawing is signed by the artist with "93" immediately below the signature.
Charcoal portrait of unidentified man with suit coat, vest, shirt, and tie. Drawing is signed by the artist with "93" immediately below the signature.
Charcoal portrait of man in typical guerrilla overshirt, wearing a hat with a plume, and holding two crossed pistols. Drawing is signed by the artist with "93" immediately below the signature.
File contains numerous references to sources of information on train robberies in the 19th century Kansas City and surrounding areas, including the James Gang, the Younger Brothers, the Roarke Gang, Lonie...
Tracing Outlaws' Violent Area Visit
July 21, 2007
A vintage-car enthusiast plans a symposium that will focus on the events of the shootout on July 19, 1922, involving the outlaws Bonnie and Clyde. The symposium to be held on September 29 will be at the...
Article describes the area of "Toad-a-Loop" or "Toad-a-Loup", a notorious community that was located adjacent to the Kansas River near Greystone Heights (just outside the jurisdictions of Kansas City,...
Thunder over Kansas City: Murder and an Election
Second of a four-part series of magazine articles on the microfilm roll with photos, illustrations, and information on the Pendergast machine of Kansas City. Description of criminal and legal figures associated...
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