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Settlers -- Early
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Emma S White
Floyd C Shoemaker
"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...
'But, Will This Still be 'Demus?"
Article describes the past and present of Nicodemus, Kansas. The town was founded in 1877 by about 60 African American families from the Lexington, Kentucky, area who were intent on establishing a "Free...
A Brief History of Francis Harrison Booth, 1812-1869
Francis Harrison Booth was a grocer and saloon keeper in Westport, Missouri, who served as the town's marshal and was among the founders of the First Baptist Church of Westport. This research paper brings...
A Good-By to W. H. Leib
Biographical article about W. H. Leib, "one of the pioneers of the musical circles here," retiring from 30 years of teaching music in the Kansas City School District at the age of 70.
A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo.
Biographical sketch of Walter Bales (1803-1887), "one of Kansas City's most honored pioneers," a native of Tennessee coming to Kansas City about 1831 and marrying Sarah Johnson Bales, (arriving in Jackson...
Abraham Lincoln Bust At the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
June 7, 1976
In 1946, the school children of Kansas City, Missouri, through the Patriots and Pioneers Memorial Foundation, donated a bust of Abraham Lincoln to the Nelson Gallery of Art. The bust portrays Lincoln at...
Across Our Wide Missouri: Elusive River to the Brink of War
Article about the "Honey War," a near war in the early 1800s disputing the boundary between Iowa and Missouri, with map.
Add a Pinch and a Lump: Missouri Women of the 1820s
Overview of the lifestyles of Missouri women in the 1820s, both for common and prominent women, with illustrations. Elaboration on women's roles at the time in food preparation, housekeeping, and manner...
Address of Col. Samuel N. Wood: The Pioneers of Kansas
General reminiscences of Colonel Samuel Wood about the early history and establishment of the state of Kansas, including the border warfare period, struggles over slavery, etc., from the 1850s to the 1870s,...
African Americans - Group
File contains lists of famous Kansas City African American citizens, "black pioneers", etc. filed under heading "Group".
African Americans in Mid-Missouri: From Pioneers to Ragtimers
This book describes some of the accomplishments and contributions African-Americans have made to Mid-Missouri. Included in the text are chapters on rag-time greats Scott Joplin and Blind Boone, focusing...
American Eagle Enlarges: Local Concern Pioneers in Aviation Production with Great Success
Description of the development of the Kansas City-based aircraft builder.
Annals of Platte County, Missouri Finding Aid
William M. Paxton was born in Kentucky in 1819 and became a citizen of Platte County, Missouri, in 1839. Early in his life he was a lawyer, later becoming a merchant. Besides writing about the history...
Bingham Independence Studio
Description of the George Caleb Bingham studio in Independence, at 313 West Pacific Street where he painted his famous Order No. 11 painting. The work of the artist himself was "to keep before the minds...
Biography of August Meyer (1851-1905), Parks and Boulevards Leader
Biography of Benoist Troost (1786-1859), Physician and Early Settler
Biography of Bérénice Chouteau (1808-1888) and François Chouteau (1797-1838), Founding Residents of Kansas City
Biography of Carl Betz (1854-1898), Educator and Musician
Biography of Catherine Hale (1868-1947), Founder of the Kansas City Association for the Blind
Biography of Daniel Morgan Boone (1769-1839), Pioneer
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