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Midwest Meanderings: Arrow Rock, Missouri
Color photographs and short article about the mid-Missouri town of Arrow Rock. Photos include the Old Tavern, Santa Fe Trail stop at Big Spring, the Lyceum Theatre, etc.
Charles Henry Langston and the African American Struggle in Kansas
Article focuses on Charles Henry Langston, African American educator, civil rights leader and politician and brother of John Mercer Langston and grandfather of Langston Hughes. Includes photographs and...
'Equipping Ourselves in Every Possible Way': Contents of Wagons on the 1851 Oregon Trail
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...
Portraits of the Plains: The Photographs of F.M. Steele
Francis Marion Steele was an itinerant photographer capturing primarily rural, cowboy and ranching scenes of the Great Plains region during the late 19th and early 20th century. States included Kansas,...
In the Name of the Law: A History of Law Enforcement in Johnson County
In-depth article about the police and law enforcement in Johnson County, Kansas, as well as the Johnson County Park Police. Includes heritage photographs.
Welcoming "Pa" on the Kaw: Kansas's "Colored" Militia and the 1864 Price Raid
Article gives a history of the African American militia units in Kansas raised during the Civil War. It details those "colored" units that fought in the Battle of Westport and the battles in this area...
A Goblin That Drives Her Insane: Sara Robinson and the History Wars of Kansas, 1894-1911.
Charles Robinson was the first governor of Kansas and after his death, his wife Sara, fought for his rightful place in Kansas history. "Sara Robinson was involved in both-the clash of arms that was Bleeding...
Chautauqua: Then and Now
Article gives a history of the chautauqua circuits in Kansas from the later 19th century to the early part of the 20th century. Includes photographs and maps.
Same ''Dawn,'' But New Day At Landmark Hotel Phillips
Article gives the history of the Hotel Phillips located in downtown Kansas City at 12th and Baltimore. Includes interior and exterior photographs of the hotel. Building originally contained art work by...
68,937 And Counting: Searching Inmate Case Files from the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas
Article describes information that can be obtained from inmate case files at the Leavenworth penitentiary. Case files include inmate photographs, record sheets, personal data sheets, fingerprints, daily...
"When We First Come Here It All Looked Like Prairie Land Almost": Prairie Fire and Plains Settlement
The abstract to this article reads: "For centuries prairie fire was a formative environmental force on the Great Plains. In the nineteenth-century, however, Euro-Americans brought to the region dramatically...
America's Historical Opportunity
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....
Ezra Meeker's March to Washington, March-December 1907
It has been 100 years since Ezra Meeker's 1906 Old Oregon Trail Monument Expedition. "Meeker had undertaken the trip in order to promote the importance of the Oregon Trail in American history, place markers...
When the Union and Kansas Pacific Built Through Kansas
Article about the construction of railroads into Kansas. Includes numerous newspaper references to the laying of the track and the political issues involved as well as the history leading up to the event....
Riding to Hounds
Article and photographs celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Fort Leavenworth Hunt, a traditional foxhunting event.
Jackson County, Missouri's 175-Year History In a Nutshell
Basically a short chronological history of Jackson County is presented in this article. The history begins before Jackson County was established and brings it up to the present. Includes photographs of...
Planning and Planting of Our Parks and Boulevard System, The
This article gives an overview of the history of the development of the park and boulevard system in Kansas City starting in the late nineteenth century, including the people who made it happen. Illustrations...
Early Osage--"The Ishmaelites of the Savages", The
History of the Osage Indians with coverage of their time spent in Missouri and Kansas. Well illustrated with maps, photographs and drawings.
The James Tracy Collection of Photographs of St. Joseph Pioneers of Civil War Days
Reproductions of 32 photos taken before 1870 with biographical sketches of their subjects, mostly Civil War veterans and state government officials and some members of the Robidoux family.
The World's Most Beautiful Farm
Issue commemorating the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the construction of Longview Farm. Soon after settling into the newly built Corinithan Hall in Kansas City in 1910, R. A. Long decided to purchase...
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