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41. West Bottoms West Bottoms ca. 1930 Aerial view looking north near 29th and Southwest Boulevard. Stockyards, train roundhouse, Kansas and Missouri Rivers in view.

42. Blue Valley Industrial District Blue Valley Industrial District 1962-11-20 Aerial view looking north shows the Blue River (also known as the Big Blue) cutting through the center of the image, with 12th Street crossing over. In the left foreground, a portion of The Ruberoid Co....

43. Blue Valley Industrial District Blue Valley Industrial District 1962-11-20 Aerial view looking north shows the Blue River (also known as the Big Blue) cutting through the center of the image, with 12th Street crossing over. The left foreground of the image shows The Ruberoid...

44. Missouri and Kansas Rivers Missouri and Kansas Rivers 1950 Aerial view looking northwest near 6th Street Trafficway and Grand.

45. Downtown Kansas City Downtown Kansas City ca. 1930 Aerial view looking northwest toward downtown Kansas City taken over near 18th and Harrison. Shows the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers, Municipal Airport and Fairfax area.

46. Aerial View of Downtown Kansas City and West Bottoms 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.

47. Aerial View of Downtown Kansas City 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.

48. Flooded Area Flooded Area 1951 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.

49. 1951 Flood 1951 Flood 1951 Aerial view of the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers and the Intercity Viaduct. Shows broken dike.

50. Aerial View of Blue River Industrial Area Aerial View of Blue River Industrial Area circa 1920s-1930s Aerial view of the industrial area along what appears to be the Blue River

51. The Court-Martial of Brevet Major General George A. Custer: Conducted at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, September The Court-Martial of Brevet Major General George A. Custer: Conducted at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, September and October, 1867 September//1968 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...

52. The Beautiful Blue River: A Peaceful Sunday on It Shaded Waters The Beautiful Blue River: A Peaceful Sunday on It Shaded Waters August/20/1905 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.

53. Idyll in the Ozarks Idyll in the Ozarks June/25/1955 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.

54. In the Wake of the Floods In the Wake of the Floods October//1951 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...

55. The Great Flood of 1844 along the Kansas and Marais des Cygnes Rivers The Great Flood of 1844 along the Kansas and Marais des Cygnes Rivers May//1952 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.

56. The Plains, as I Crossed Them Ten Years Ago The Plains, as I Crossed Them Ten Years Ago May//1869 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...

57. From the Pike to the Spike From the Pike to the Spike Summer 1993 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...

58. One Hundred Years on the Missouri River One Hundred Years on the Missouri River October/3/1921 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...

59. Sidelights: Ire in Tuttle Creek Sidelights: Ire in Tuttle Creek November/17/1952 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...

60. The Kansas River The Kansas River May//1896 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...