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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
U.s Geological Survey
J Mark Alley
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.
Steamboating in Kansas
History of steamboating on nearly all of the navigable and semi-navigable rivers in Kansas, starting in 1819, mainly along the Missouri and Kansas Rivers. Photos, illustrations, and descriptions of the...
Steamboating: Sixty-five Years on Missouri's Rivers
History of the Kansas City Missouri River Navigation Company and boat traffic in the city from the 1870s to 1950.
The Kansas River--Its Navigation
History of the navigation by boat on the Kansas River, starting with "[p]irogues and keel-boats of trappers and traders" in 1804 and with steamboats, listed in chronological order, in 1854 and continuing...
On the Loose: Shaking the Big Blue Blues
Humorous history of the Big Blue River since prehistoric times of the Osage and Kansas Indians (none after 1300 A. D.), through the Industrial Age and the pollution brought by it, observed as early as...
Rivers in a Rage
Illustrations and article about the broadcast of WHB news reporter John Thornberry, surveying the effects of the 1951 flood in Kansas City by airplane.
Golden Wells--Golden Rivers
Illustrations and article about the oil industry in the Kansas City area, describing the operations of several area companies such as the Standard Oil Company, the Phillips Petroleum Company, the Sinclair...
A French Canadian Family among Western Pathfinders
October 16, 1924
Illustrations and biographical article about the Robidoux family of fur traders in Missouri and the far west including Louis Robidoux and especially his brother Joseph Robidoux III (1763-1868), founder...
America's Great Waterways: Bound for the Wild Missouri
Illustrations, map, photos, and article about the role of the Missouri River in the history of the settlement of the West, with descriptions of related cities (including Kansas City), towns, steamboats,...
The Missouria Indian Nation
In 1682 the two dominant tribes in Missouri were the Missouria and Osage. This article looks at the Missouria, who "ceased being an independent nation prior to 1795," and about whom little has been written....
Early Years of the Delaware Indian Experience in Kansas Territory, 1830-1845, The
In 1829 the United States formed a treaty with the Delaware Indian Nation offering them tracts of land in Kansas Territory to replace their Missouri lands. This article details the history of the Delaware...
Confluence of People and Place: the Chouteau Posts on the Missouri and Kansas Rivers
In this study of settlements made by the Chouteau family in the Kansas City area, the author challenges some of the past assumptions about locations and dates. In particular, he addresses the accuracy...
Natural History and the Santa Fe Trail
Information on Santa Fe Trail and natural history in the Kansas City area, including wildlife and the natural landscape, including rivers, climate, geology, etc.
SC86-1 James M. Greenwood Papers Finding Aid
1891-1941 (bulk 1891-1914)
James M. Greenwood was the leading educator in Kansas City for 40 years (1874-1914). In his tenure as superintendent of schools, he became recognized locally, nationally, and internationally. He was born...
Journal of Rudolph Friederich Kurz: An Account of His Experiences among Fur Traders and American Indians on the Mississippi and the Upper Missouri Rivers during the Years 1846 to 1852
Journals and sketches of artist Rudolph Friederich Kurz, or Rudolph Kurz, of Indians around Saint Joseph, Missouri, in the company of fur trader Joseph Robidoux in the 19th century.
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 4, 1909-1950, Page f005
Key to Sanborn Map of Kansas City, Vol. 4 (updated index to April 1941), showing Kansas City area bounded from the Kansas and Missouri State Line on the west, College Avenue on the east, 31st Street on...
Clay County, Missouri
Land ownership map of Clay County, Missouri, showing U.S. highways, state and county roads, paved, graveled and graded roads, railroads, abandoned railroads, political township boundaries, twp. & range...
Johnson County, Kansas
Land ownership map of Johnson County, Kansas, showing U.S highways, state highways, railroads, roads (paved, gravel and graded) political township boundaries, civil township lines, schools, churches, cemeteries,...
Platte County, Missouri
Land ownership map of Platte County, Missouri, showing U.S. highways, state highways, roads (paved, gravel, and graded), railroads, political township boundaries, civil township lines, schools, churches,...
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