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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
U.s Geological Survey
J Mark Alley
Blue River is Flowing Toward a Cleaner Future
November 29, 2008
Efforts are underway to clean up the Blue River. The City is working with the Army Corps of Engineers to remove trash and blighted buildings and to clean the river polluted with industrial runoff and other...
A Map of Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland with the Parts Adjacent
Engraved map of four eastern seaboard states, indicating mountain ranges, rivers, streams, cities, towns and roads. Federal City, Baltimore and Philadelphia are featured.
Engraved map of Louisiana, showing lakes, rivers, towns, forts, and a few roads.
A New Map of New Hampshire
Engraved map of New Hampshire indicating counties, towns, rivers, streams, and mountains. Published by Bradford and Read in Boston, 1813.
The Beginning of the West: Annals of the Kansas Gateway to the American West, 1540-1854
Excerpts from newspapers of Saint Louis and Liberty, Missouri from March 1848 commenting on the fast growth of Kansas City, Missouri due to its importance in western trade on the Santa Fe and other trails...
River Revival: Float Through Life. Paddle Through History. Explore the Missouri River Trail.
Extensive article about the Missouri River promoting its use as a "river trail" with canoe or kayak. Although the river was dangerous in the early days of settlement (nearly 300 vessles met with disaster...
Visions of Metropolis: William Gilpin and Theories of City Growth in the American West
Extensive historical study of William Gilpin's (1813-1894) theories of city growth with "a consistent thread of geographical determinism formally derived from the German geographer Alexander von Humboldt...
Engineering and Mining--The Improvement of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers
Extracts from a speech by Robert Van Horn (national representative from Missouri and former mayor of Kansas City) delivered "in the House" of Representatives in 1882 concerning the management and control...
Map of Louisiana and of the River Mississipi
Facsimile edition of an early map of the Mississippi River Valley, from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. Includes Indian tribe locations, explorers' routes, towns, rivers, pictorial indications of...
A Map of Lewis and Clark's Track, Across the Western Portion of North America
Facsimile of map showing Lewis and Clark's journey "from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean by Order of the Executive of the United States in 1804, 5 & 6." Indian tribal areas are labeled, streams, rivers,...
File containing material pertaining to the Kansas River as it relates to Kansas City.
Lena Rivers Smith: Two Decades on the Kansas City News Front
File containing photos, illustration, and a biographical article about Lena Rivers Smith, or Lena Smith, "the distaff member of the WDAF-TV news team." Raised in Kansas City becoming an editor with the...
File contains clippings and other Information about the river.
J. C. Nichols Fountain
File contains information about the J. C. Nichols Memorial Fountain, or the J. C. Nichols Fountain, on the Country Club Plaza. According to information in the file, the fountain was dedicated on May 15,...
Missouri Place Names
File contains information on Missouri place names for cities, counties, towns, rivers, etc. The Missouri State Archives in Jefferson City also has a large list of Missouri place names.
Bird's Eye View of Early Kansas City
Framed (14 in. x 20 in.) map which is a reproduction of "Case & Norman's Stranger's Guide to Kansas City, Missouri." Caption at bottom reads: "To accommodate Kansas City newcomers, this 1887 map often...
Map of Missouri River
Framed color map (21.5 in. x 37.5 in.) of the Missouri River showing progress of works of improvement at Kansas City, Missouri by the Missouri River Commission, Kansas City Division from surveys of Dec....
The Missouri River: Its Habits and Eccentricities Described by a Personal Friend
General article about the Missouri River and its shifting channel, changing boundaries in Kansas City and other areas, and presenting other opportunities and problems for navigation, irrigation, etc.
Kansas City: Reprinted from Ford Times Magazine
Geography in a tourist context of Kansas City, with its hills, location in Missouri, not Kansas, rivers, and parks and boulevards.
State of Missouri
1969 (1973 revision)
Geological survey base map of the State of Missouri. Includes cities, airports, bounties, national & state parks, highways, wildlife refuges, rivers, contours, and national & state forests.
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