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Grant W Harrington
U.s Army, Corps of En...
Biography of Nelson C. Crews (1866-1923) and James Crews (1859-1946), Civil Rights Pioneers
DAR, Elizabeth Benton Chapter Scrapbook Finding Aid
A Kansas City Times article dated Nov. 12, 1979, stated that the Elizabeth Benton DAR chapter, located in Kansas City, Mo., was the first Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution formed west...
Quindaro's History Has Strong Advocate
October 12, 2010
Article about Jesse Hope and the Old Quindaro Museum & Information Center. The museum is housed in the former home of John A. Walker at 3432 N. 29th in Kansas City, Kansas.
The Genesis of a State's Metropolis
Article about the history of Kansas City, Kansas with chronology of its settlement since the 1840s by the Wyandotte Indians and whites, incorporation of its sections (Wyandotte, Quindaro, Rosedale, and...
The Old Quindaro Ferry
Article about the old ferry operated by the Leimkuhler family on the Missouri River between Quindaro, Kansas and Parkville, Missouri in the middle to late 1800s.
Benjamin Franklin Mudge: A Letter from Quindaro
Article about the town of Quindaro, Kansas, and one of its most important residents, geologist Benjamin Franklin Mudge, or Benjamin Mudge. Description of the man and the decline and absorption of the town...
The Underground Railroad
May 20-26, 2011
Article about the Underground Railroad provides a brief history and its Kansas City area connections. The author mentions many slaves settling in communities like Quindaro, Kansas, and further into places...
A Sorry Free State
Article describes the past and present of the Quindaro area of Kansas City, Kansas. Quindaro was an anti-slavery town before and during the Civil War, and a crossing place on the Missouri River for runaway...
Bleeding Kansas Period in Wyandotte County
Article describes the rivalry between the towns of Wyandott City and Quindaro during the ''Bleeding Kansas'' era prior to the Civil War. Wyandott City became a center of pro-slave forces, while Quindaro...
Freedman University (Later Western University)
Article detailing the history of Freedman University, founded around 1862 in Quindaro, Kansas for the education of African American children by Presbyterian minister Eben Blatchley. In 1881, the school...
Westport High School Herald
Article in the Westport high school annual on the short history of the defunct anti-slavery town of Quindaro, Kansas, just across the river from Kansas City, Missouri, declared by Horace Greeley in the...
Quindaro: From the River to the Bluffs
Article provides a brief history of the area called Quindaro, its association with the Underground Railroad, and statue of John Brown.
The Era of Struggle Against Slavery in Wyandotte County
June 27, 1905
Article provides an overview of forces both for and against slavery in Wyandotte County, Kansas prior to the Civil War. The author submits that the issue of slavery and the "Bleeding Kansas" era began...
Quindaro Underground Museum Grant
October 13-19, 2006
Article reports the 2006 awarding of a $6,000 Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) grant to the Quindaro Underground Railroad Museum housed in the Vernon Multi-Purpose Center, located at 3436...
Quindaro! The Most Delightful of All Residence Additions!
Article with map touting the attributes of the new Quindaro residential development in Kansas City, Kansas, with a map.
Tour of Quindaro Ruins Makes History Come Alive
October 20-26, 2006
Author describes a 2006 tour of the Quindaro, Kansas historic site, commencing at the John Brown statue located near 27th and Sewell in Kansas City, Kansas. Quindaro was Missouri River port for Free State...
Chapter discusses the history of the university. Founded by Presbyterian minister Reverend Eben Blachly (1800-1877) for refugee children from Missouri in the late 1850s to 1860s, the school began as "the...
Ghost Towns of Kansas
Chapter of the book about the history of the no longer distinct town of Quindaro, Kansas, founded in 1856 as an anti-slavery boom town, "already declining" by 1861, with the Civil War doing it much damage....
Close-up view of ruins with unidentified person in foreground.
'An Altar, a Tribute to Liberty'
September 13, 2008
Dedication of a newly constructed overlook of the Quindaro ruins in Wyandotte County took place September 13, 2008. "In the mid-1800s, the Quindaro Ruins site was an abolitionist community in Kansas that...
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