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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
U.s Geological Survey
J Mark Alley
Freedom Documents from Cole County, Missouri
Article with excerpts from and descriptions of freedom documents of former slaves in Cole County, Missouri, with a brief history of slavery across the state back to 1719 (their arrival as lead mine workers)....
A Walk Under The River
Author describes his experience visiting the tunnel under the Missouri River being constructed by Missouri American Water. "The tunnel is the main vein of the Jefferson City Tunnel Project, an $11 million...
George C. Sibley's Plea for the "Garden of Missouri" in 1824
Biographical article about George Sibley (1782-1863), chief factor of Fort Osage, Missouri from 1808 to 1822 and son of Dr. John Sibley (1757-1837), a Saint Louis physician and Indian agent "for Orleans...
Who Was Simon Few? Research Request Reveals Archives 'Treasure'
Biographical article about Simon Few (1810-1882), a "former Independence resident" and steamboat explorer of Siberia in 1870s Russia, originally from Pennsylvania. Photo and description of his career,...
Biographical sketch of Dr. Edwin Heath, or E. R. Heath, "a popular and well known scientist and physician of Kansas City," born in Wisconsin in 1839 and coming to Kansas City in 1868 as a doctor, scientist,...
Kansas City Metropolitan Area
Black and white map of Kansas City and surrounding communities shows highways and roads, railroads, section lines, towns, townships, county and state lines, parks, streams, and rivers.
Map of Jackson County, Missouri Showing Representative Districts as Established by Jackson County Court
Blueprint map, with white markings, showing election district boundaries, municipal township city limits, section lines, and rivers in Jackson County, Missouri.
Steamboating: Sixty-five Years on Missouri's Rivers
Book about the historical development of the waterway traffic on the rivers of the Midwest, especially the Missouri River and its tributaries, with an illustration on the inside cover of the steamboat...
Exploring the Kaw Valley
Book details the Kaw River valley areas and includes a short section on the Grinter House with a photograph. Gives the history of the Grinter family and of the historical significance of the home.
Bridge at junction of Kansas & Missouri rivers.
The Shape of Things
Brief article about the proposed engineering project on the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers as "a fully integrated plan which takes into account flood control, navigation, power development, irrigation,...
History of Kansas City, Missouri
Chapter of the book about barge navigation and river improvement in the Kansas City area for steamboats and other riverboats on the Missouri River and Kansas River. Describing the physical and financial...
Chapter of the book about Ezekiel Williams (ca. 1775-1844), a fur trapper born in Kentucky and traveling up the Missouri River from Saint Louis in 1807 (through the site of Kansas City) and again in 1809...
Passage of Discovery: The American Rivers Guide to the Missouri River of Lewis and Clark
Chapter of the book on aspects of city planning of Kansas City in relation to its two major rivers, the Missouri and Kansas. Excerpts of descriptions of the area in the time of the Lewis and Clark expedition...
Map of Barton County Mo.
Civil War era map of Barton County, Missouri, showing roads, rivers, and towns. Typical section numbering pattern. Map key not included.
Map of Bates County Missouri
August 23, 2006
Civil War era map of Bates County, Missouri, showing roads, rivers, and towns. Typical Section numbering pattern. Map key not included.
Map of Cass County Missouri
Civil War era map of Cass County, Missouri showing roads, rivers and towns. Typical section numbering pattern. Map key not included.
Map of Jackson County Missouri
Civil War era map of Jackson County, Missouri, showing roads, rivers, and towns. Typical section numbering pattern. Map key not included.
Map of Jasper County Mo.
Civil War era map of Jasper County, Missouri showing roads, rivers, and towns. Typical section numbering pattern. Map key not included.
Map of Lafayette County Missouri
Civil War era map of Lafayette County, Missouri showing roads, rivers, and towns. Typical section numbering pattern. Map key not included.
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