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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Daniel J Martin
Sorosis Shoe Co.
Advertising card for the Sorosis Shoe Co. showing an assortment of images illustrating "Colonial Days in New England" including a woman doing needlework identified as "Tambour Work," couples riding through...
Troy Steam Laundry
Advertising card for Troy Steam Laundry showing two women riding on a cuff or collar as if it were a magic carpet over a pressed shirt with a cherub nearby. One of two cards with similar design. Front...
A Lost Legacy
May 7, 2006
African American jockeys once dominated the sport of horse racing and won the Kentucky Derby 15 of the first 28 times it was run. Lonnie Clayton was an early African American jockey from Kansas City, winning...
The Last Cowboy
Article about the large "undeveloped" tract of land surrounded by shopping centers in South Kansas City, used at least until 1980 as a riding stables.
Riding to Hounds
Article and photographs celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Fort Leavenworth Hunt, a traditional foxhunting event.
Treaty Presents at Fort Laramie; 1867-68
Article describes Western fur trade activity in 1867 and 1868 at Fort Laramie in what is now Wyoming. The author references the ledger of Seth E. Ward and focuses upon weapons, hardware, blankets, cloth,...
Riding the Missouri Mules
Article describing the train ride on Amtrak from Kansas City to Saint Louis and the differences between the train mode of transportation from that of the automobile, with photos of the countryside and...
Making KC More Bike-Friendly
May 6, 2007
Article discusses Kansas City bicyclists and the challenges they face in the city. A new program, Bike Escorts, matches volunteer experienced bike riders with novices to show them the ropes of riding in...
October 16, 2005
Article profiles Kansas City artist Adolfo Martinez. Martinez, whose parents immigrated from Mexico City and met on Kansas City's West Side, draws and describes characters he has met while riding the bus...
William E. Emery Is Dead
October 12, 1912
Article reports the death on October 11, 1912, of William E. Emery, "senior member of the firm of Emery, Bird, Thayer." Emery died suddenly of heart disease while riding a train from Jersey City to his...
Riding with the Devil: The Movie Adventures of William Clarke Quantrill
Article reviewing movies dealing with, in various degrees of realism, the exploits of William Clarke Quantrill and his raids, from 1914's "Quantrell's Son" to 1999's "Ride with the Devil," with several...
Martinez Highlights Bus Rides in Metro Chronicles
January 18-24, 2007
Artist Adolfo Martinez incorporates Hispanic themes into his work, often with a humerous twist. Martinez' series of pen and ink drawings, 'Metro Chronicles', chronicles his observations in riding KCATA....
Sculpture At Royal Displays Girls' Bond
November 19, 2003
Ashley Curl and Ashley Sprouse both loved horses and competed at the American Royal. They were killed in a car accident on August 26, 2001. A bronze sculpture depicting the girls riding together and titled...
Dan D. Casement: Viking on a Sea of Grass
Biographical article making up the entire issue on Dan Dillon "Deever" Casement, or Dan Casement (1868-1953), of Kansas, a "cowboy, stockman, philosopher, soldier, author, individualist, railroad builder...
From Slave to World-Class Horseman: Tom Bass
Book with photos, illustrations, and information on Tom Bass (1859-1934), a black equestrian born near Ashland, Missouri, into slavery and becoming "the nation's preeminent horseman." Briefly a resident...
Christmas Postcard advertising Simplex typewriters
Kansas City--An Illustrated Review of Its Progress and Importance
Description of the riding horse providing business of the Board of Trade Livery, Boarding & Sales Stables at 117 West 5th Street.
History Student Edits Civil War Letter of Circuit Riding Methodist Preacher
Excerpts from an 1864 letter concerning observations of the Battle of Westport by Reverend James Griffing (1822-1882), "a pioneer Methodist preacher who rode a circuit in the eastern portion of Kansas...
Indians in Parade
Exterior view of a group of four Indian chiefs mounted and riding together down a city street in what appears to be a parade. Written on the back of the photograph: I got this from Medford. These are 4...
Exterior view, identified as Betty Thompson riding in Milt Hinkle's Texas Rangers Wild West Rodeo, 1950. Appears to be jumping over a convertible car in front of crowd.
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