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1. 19th Century School Awaits Restoration 19th Century School Awaits Restoration December 25, 2006 Article detailing the work of a restoration group working to convert the Benjamin Banneker School building in Parkville, Missouri, into a museum. Benjamin Banneker was a one-room, segregated school for...

2. A Bit of Weston, Missouri, History A Bit of Weston, Missouri, History January//1953 Photo, illustration, and second in a series of articles about the history of Weston, Missouri (north of Kansas City) and its border warfare days.

3. A Brief History of Platte County's Early Tobacco Heritage A Brief History of Platte County's Early Tobacco Heritage Jan., Feb., March, Apr.2002 Short review of the history of tobacco farming in Missouri ca. 1840 through 1980s. "Seventy percent of all tobacco in Missouri is grown in Platte County." Highlights the efforts of W. R. Hull and his son...

4. A Historical Sketch of Platte County A Historical Sketch of Platte County July/7/1876 Historical lecture read by Major Jesse Morin at the Fourth of July national centennial celebration in Platte City on July 4, 1876, giving the history of Platte County, Missouri, starting with the Platte...

5. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. 1896 Photo and bio of Captain John Weller (1825-1884), a real estate developer and former riverboat captain. Born in Illinois in 1825 and coming to Jackson County, Missouri in 1854 as a farmer before operating...

6. A Visit in Platte County History A Visit in Platte County History October 2001 Photo and article about "the second oldest home in Platte County," the "home of Missouri State Representative Meg Harding" in 2001. Built (the original part remaining) in 1837 "by David Johnson" (1814-1887),...

7. Abandoned Shipwrecks on Missouri River Channel Maps of 1879 and 1954 - Delaware to Blue Mills, "Mile Abandoned Shipwrecks on Missouri River Channel Maps of 1879 and 1954 - Delaware to Blue Mills, "Mile 398.8-358.3" n.d. Map shows locations of abandoned steamboat wrecks and the Missouri River's channel drawn in different colors to show how it changed course between 1879 and 1954. Map covers Delaware to Blue Mills, "Mile...

8. Aerial Views Show Site of Red Crown Tavern Aerial Views Show Site of Red Crown Tavern January-April 2011 Article describes the "site of the famed shoot-out with Platte County law enforcement," and provides information on the location of the tavern in relation to present day highways. Also included are two...

9. Air Ports: Kansas City International Air Ports: Kansas City International May 1972 Photos, maps, architectural drawings, and description of the Kansas City International Airport designed by the firm of Kivett & Myers (and engineered by Burns & McDonnell with landscaping by Sasaki, Walker...

10. And at the Foot of the Bluff Is a Town: Waldron, Mo. And at the Foot of the Bluff Is a Town: Waldron, Mo. March/21/1963 File contains an article about the history of the town of Waldron in Platte County, Missouri, next to the Platte River, including its disasters of flood and fire since 1900.

11. And Once It Was Called Jacksonville. .. And Once It Was Called Jacksonville. .. February/21/1963 File containing an article about the history of New Market, Missouri, in Platte County, located on Bee Creek and established in the 1830s.

12. Annals of Platte County, Missouri Annals of Platte County, Missouri 1897 Note about the marriage of Ann Woods in 1855 to Thomas Chevis a tavern keeper in Barry, Missouri, in 1840.

13. Annals of Platte County, Missouri Annals of Platte County, Missouri 1897 Descriptions and references about Benjamin Stringfellow, a pro-slavery activist in 1850s Platte County, Missouri and Kansas Territory. Arriving in Weston, Missouri in 1853 as a lawyer and involved in the...

14. Annals of Platte County, Missouri Finding Aid Annals of Platte County, Missouri Finding Aid 1897-[1916] 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...

15. Aura of Romance Hung over an Uncle Who Went West with the Forty-niners Aura of Romance Hung over an Uncle Who Went West with the Forty-niners September/30/1947 File contains an article about the Barnes family of Platte County, Missouri, including the story of family member "Uncle Dick" Barnes, a War of 1812 veteran and a Forty-niner in the 1849 Gold Rush to California....

16. Bashi-Bazouks and Rebels Too: Action at Camden Point, July 13, 1865 Bashi-Bazouks and Rebels Too: Action at Camden Point, July 13, 1865 January 1, 2007 Article tells the story of skirmish at Camden Point, Platte County, and its background. Conflict between the occupying Union forces and Missouri State Militia and southern sympathizers in northwest Missouri...

17. Battles and Biographies of Missourians or the Civil War Period of Our State Battles and Biographies of Missourians or the Civil War Period of Our State 1900 Biographical sketch of General Gideon Thompson, a Confederate officer born in Kentucky in 1823 and raised in Howard County, Missouri before moving to Platte County, Missouri as a farmer (in Barry, Missouri)....

18. Battles and Biographies of Missourians or the Civil War Period of Our State Battles and Biographies of Missourians or the Civil War Period of Our State 1900 Biographical sketch of Major H. J. Vivian, a Confederate officer from Kansas City engaged in many Civil War battles in western Missouri. Native of Howard County, Missouri raised in Platte County, Missouri...

19. Ben Holladay Ben Holladay Summer 1952 Photos, illustrations, and biographical article about Ben Holladay (1819-1887), a prominent Western freighter in Weston, Missouri. He was born in Kentucky and moved to Platte County, Missouri, in 1838,...

20. Blacks in Platte County: a Long Journey Blacks in Platte County: a Long Journey January-February 2006 African Americans arrived in Platte County at the same time as whites. In 1849 there were 2,781 taxpayers and 2,034 slaves. Article touches on the lives of slaves and on Banneker School and the Second...