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''Sent Out By Our Great Father'': Zebulon Montgomery Pike's Journal and Route Across Kansas, 1806
Article looks at Zebulon Pike and his time in Kansas and includes a reprint of Zebulon Pike's journal, September 3 - November 11, 1806 as well as Pike's instructions contained in two letters from General...
'Inner-Ring' Suburbs New Development in Older Communities
Article describes both the challenges and advantages of 'inner-ring suburbs,' defined as "mostly post-World War II communities." Their proximity to downtown and their established infrastructure are making...
'Risk at Zero Interest Rates'
February 21, 2012
Article and interview with Esther George, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. George, who has been with the Federal Reserve Bank since 1982, became president in October 2011 and serves...
'Travolta' Is The Word for Museum Fundraiser
October 21, 2007
Report on the fundraiser for the Airline History Museum with help from actor John Travolta.
11th Street Historic District
Nomination form for the National Register of Historic Places for the 11th Street historic district of Downtown Kansas City (partially called Petticoat Lane).
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
15th and Paseo Fountain
2 postcard views of fountain at Fifteenth and Paseo
1811 Patrick Gass Journal
December 15, 1904
Part of the Fitzpatrick purchase, this 1811 copy has particular significance because it once belonged to Elliott Coues, one of the editors of the Lewis and Clark journals. It is inscribed, “To Prof....
1822 Map of the United States
Map of the United States showing Arkansas Territory, Missouri Territory (stretching to the west coast), and a large area comprising the southwest, including present-day northern Mexico. Names of many Indian...
1831 Unchronicled Courthouse Familiar [Past Future?] Is Not First Brick Courthouse
Investigative report on the "discovery of the existence of an apparently unchronicled early Jackson County Courthouse, built in 1831 on Independence Square, demolished in 1836, and replaced on its foundation...
1838 Diagram of the State of Missouri
Map of Missouri marked off into blocks of land, each six miles square, known as townships. Some clusters of townships are labeled with names of contracting surveyors. Map indicates the old west boundary...
1841 Diagram of the State of Missouri
Map of Missouri showing large areas marked off into six mile square blocks of land known as townships. Symbols indicate whether or not the townships have been subdivided by surveyors. Second in a series...
1918 Report Gives Hope To Hero's Supporters
April 24, 2011
Henry Johnson served in an all-black infantry regiment in France during 1918. Johnson's family tried to have him posthumously receive the nation's highest award for valor in 2003 but he was given the Distinguished...
1980 [and 1982] Annual Report: Department of Public Works, Kansas City, Missouri
Review of the major city engineering events, including the rebuilding of the Kemper Arena roof and the construction of the replacement Main Street Viaduct and Kasnas City Skill Center.
1998 Sierra Club Sprawl Report: 30 most sprawl-threatened cities.
June 20, 2005
Kansas City ranks number five amongst the ten most sprawl-threatened cities, according to a report from the Sierra Club. It has more freeway lane miles per car than any other city in the country.
31st and Prospect Six Months Later: A Special Report on How Things Stand after April's Riots
Interviews of residents of the 31st Street and Prospect Avenue neighborhood with commentary about the aftermath of the 1968 race riots in that area and in Kansas City in general, with photos and first-hand...
911: An Emergency on Walnut
Article about the twin-towered Post Office Federal Building, winner of 1931 American Institute of Architecture award. Story of its near abandonment after a report by OSHA (Office of Safety and Health Administration)....
A Compilation of All the Treaties between the United States and the Indian Tribes, Now in Force as Laws
Book compiling all of the Indian treaties in United States history, including those from Missouri and Kansas.
A Cure for the Blues? Blue Cross/Blue Shield's Self-Prescribed Treatment. ..
Prognosis for the giant health care insurer improving after several problems in the early 1980s.
A Dictionary of the Osage Language
Definition of the word for Kansas City in the language of the Osage Indians: /Ni-sho'-dse to(n)-wo(n)/.
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