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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
U.s Geological Survey
J Mark Alley
Aerial View of Downtown Kansas City and West Bottoms
Aerial view of downtown Kansas City, the West Bottoms, and the confluence of the Kansas River with the Missouri River looking northwest.
Aerial View of Downtown Kansas City
Aerial view of downtown looking northwest from approximately 17th and Troost. The confluence of the two rivers is visible in background.
Aerial view of the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers in the aftermath of the 1951 Flood; shows Municipal Airport and Swift packing facilities.
Aerial view of the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers and the Intercity Viaduct. Shows broken dike.
Aerial View of Blue River Industrial Area
Aerial view of the industrial area along what appears to be the Blue River
The Court-Martial of Brevet Major General George A. Custer: Conducted at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, September and October, 1867
Article about the 1867 court-martial of military officer George Armstrong Custer, held that year in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, concerning his "unsuccessful Hancock-Custer Campaign of 1867 against the hostile...
The Beautiful Blue River: A Peaceful Sunday on It Shaded Waters
Article about the Big Blue River in eastern Kansas City, with a description of its early days as a trapping ground for Daniel Boone and thereafter river crossing on the Santa Fe Trail.
Idyll in the Ozarks
Article about the fishing, boating, and other water recreation in rivers in the Missouri Ozarks, mostly soon to be flooded by dams by the unpopular Army Corps of Engineers, with map and photos.
In the Wake of the Floods
Article about the flood control projects of the Pick-Sloan plan, a federal program set up before the 1951 flood but not built in time to prevent disasters caused along the Kansas and Missouri Rivers in...
The Great Flood of 1844 along the Kansas and Marais des Cygnes Rivers
Article about the flood of 1844 along the Kansas River and the Marais des Cygnes River in Kansas, with comparisons of its magnitude to later disastrous floods of the area.
The Plains, as I Crossed Them Ten Years Ago
Article about the Great Plains by famous 19th century promoter of the west Horace Greeley ("Go west, young man") with description of the topography of the country roughly between Saint Louis and the Rocky...
From the Pike to the Spike
Article about the history of river front development in Saint Louis along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, starting with the "Pike" steamship in 1817 and the "spike" in railroads, made possible with...
One Hundred Years on the Missouri River
Article about the history of steamboats on the Missouri and Osage Rivers, especially the early ones visiting Saint Louis and Kansas City, including the following: "Western Engineer" (page 21), "Zebulon...
Sidelights: Ire in Tuttle Creek
Article about the irreplaceable soil damage caused by floods of agricultural lands by Missouri River tributaries such as the Big Blue and Tuttle Rivers in northeast Kansas. Description of the federal flood...
The Kansas River
Article about the Kansas River, "one of the best examples of a western stream whose drainage lies entirely in a plains region, with no mountain tributaries," with general physical and geographical facts...
Improving Municipal Administration: Largest Municipal Market Terminal Opened
Article about the opening of "one of the largest wholesale fruit and vegetable markets in the country" at "the raised levee where the Kaw and the Missouri Rivers meet" in Kansas City, Kansas. "[B]uilt...
Article about the progress in exploration and settlement along the Missouri River, with tables of distances and river tributaries along its length "taken from Lewis and Clark's Travels," etc.
The Rediscovery of the Missouri
Article about the reinvigoration of traffic on the Missouri River, sparked in part by the recent journey of President Theodore Roosevelt on the Mississippi River. Photos and description of steamboats and...
A River Runs Through Us
August 1, 2007
Article about the Riverfront Heritage Trail that winds through Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas. The trail follows the Missouri and Kansas Rivers and includes historical and educational markers...
It's a Solid Place. ..: Westphalia
Article about the town of Westphalia, Missouri, a predominantly German community at the confluence of the Maries and Osage Rivers in Callaway County, Missouri. Photos and description of the town's culture...
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