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61. SC123 D. M. Nigro Collection SC123 D. M. Nigro Collection 1944-1999 and n.d. The D. M. Nigro Collection consists of publicity materials, correspondence, ephemera, and photographs created by or relating to Dr. D. M. Nigro of Kansas City. Nigro was a medical doctor, sports enthusiast,...

62. 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...

63. Suds in the Fountain City Suds in the Fountain City July, 2005 Article profiles several Kansas City area "microbreweries," including Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City, Missouri, Great Plains Brewing Company (formerly Pony Express) in Olathe, Free State Brewing...

64. The American Pony Express, en Route from the Missouri River to San Francisco The American Pony Express, en Route from the Missouri River to San Francisco October/12/1861 File containing a large illustration and short article about the Pony Express, its dangers from Indians, and the Russell, Majors & Waddell Freighting Company.

65. The Best Historical Landmark: The Amazing Miss Louisa The Best Historical Landmark: The Amazing Miss Louisa May 1979 In-depth article about the historical significance of the home at 83rd and State Line Roads, and its resident, Louisa Johnston, the great-granddaughter of Alexander Majors, "Kansas City's first millionaire"...

66. The House That Never Gave Up The House That Never Gave Up January 2005 Article describes the historical importance of the Alexander Majors House at 83rd and State Line, as well as the crusade for its preservation on the part of Louisa Johnston, Majors' great-granddaughter....

67. The Military Career of James Craig The Military Career of James Craig October-July//1971-1972 Article about the military career of James Craig, focusing on the defense of the Pony Express and communication lines to the "Far West" from "Bloody Bill" Anderson and other Bushwhackers before and during...

68. The Oregon Trail; The Pony Express The Oregon Trail; The Pony Express 1985 The Oregon Trail presents a detailed account of America's longest and most famous trans-West trail. The Pony Express describes the 19-month life of this horse-based mail delivery system.

69. The Parsonage Parlor: Lexington's Waddell House Was Bought by a Pony Express Founder The Parsonage Parlor: Lexington's Waddell House Was Bought by a Pony Express Founder August 2008 Photos and description of the "parsonage," now known as the Waddell House, built in 1840. William Bradford (W. B.) Waddell, a businessman in Lexington, Missouri, joined with William H. Russell and Alexander...

70. The Pony Express Mystery. .. The Pony Express Mystery. .. Winter//1951 Article speculating on the identity of the first Pony Express rider, supposedly either Billy Richardson or Johnny Frye, in 1860.

71. The Pony Express Rides Again The Pony Express Rides Again Winter//1959 Photos, illustrations, tables, map, reprinted newspaper columns, and article about the Pony Express freighting operation from Saint Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California in 1860, run by the Russell,...

72. The Pony Express: Orphans Preferred The Pony Express: Orphans Preferred April, 2003 Article describes the history of the Pony Express, citing its lifespan as April 3, 1860 to October 26, 1861.

73. The Pony Rides Again, 150 Years Later The Pony Rides Again, 150 Years Later March 2010 Article retraces the original route from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Pony Express. The first rider left St. Joseph on April 3, 1860. Delivering...

74. The Romance of the Pony Express The Romance of the Pony Express August//1923 File contains an article about the Pony Express celebration in 1923 and listing some of its riders.

75. The Terrible Benders The Terrible Benders March 1972 History of the Bender family of notorious murderers and thieves in Kansas, starting in 1871, and including Kate Bender, John Bender, Ma Bender, Pa Bender, et al., with photos. Description of Kate Bender...

76. Three Partners Sacrificed Fortunes and Names to Found Pony Express Three Partners Sacrificed Fortunes and Names to Found Pony Express April/3/1940 Illustration and article about the history of the Pony Express (upon its 80th anniversary), with descriptions of the members of the Russell, Majors & Waddell Freighting Company, including Kansas Citian...

77. Trails of the Old West Trails of the Old West ca. 1942 Illustration of the major trails of the western United States that was one of forty paintings for "Westward America" [MVSC Q 978 D77W].

78. Western Union Western Union File containing papers on the history of the Western Union Telegraph Company, taking the place of the Pony Express in the western Missouri area in 1861.

79. Western Union Western Union Photograph of a painting depicting a Pony Express rider and transcontinental telegraph line construction crew.

80. Westward America Westward America 1942 Copy of a painting of Fort Bridger by William H. Jackson.