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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
U.s Geological Survey
J Mark Alley
Highway Map St. Louis and Vicinity
Road map of St. Louis, Missouri showing the state highway system and the type of roads within that system, as well as golf, yacht and country clubs, points of interest, parks, airports, and rivers. Map...
Historical Resources Mitigation Volume I: We Remember the Rivers--An Oral History Survey of the River Valleys in the Harry S. Dam and Reservoir Project, Missouri
Study of the history of the river valleys flooded by or closely affected by Truman Lake, created by a dam of the Osage River and its tributaries southeast of Kansas City. Includes oral interviews conducted...
Historical Resources Mitigation Volume II: Bridges over the Osage--Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir Project, Missouri
Study of the history of the bridges across the Osage River and its tributaries built between 1895 and 1937, flooded by or closely affected by Truman Lake, southeast of Kansas City, gathered partially through...
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...
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.
Topographical map of the state of Illinois illustrating geographic features of the state, including lakes and rivers. Map also depicts locks along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, as well as cities including...
Illinois & Missouri
Map of Missouri and Illinois showing counties, towns, and rivers. Also shows the path of the Illinois and Michigan Railroad in northern Illinois.
Illinois and Missouri
Map of Illinois and Missouri showing towns, rivers, and mountains. Some areas labeled Military bounty lands.
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...
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...
1894 (1910 reprint)
Detailed topographical map of area east of Kansas City, showing parts of Clay, Ray, Jackson, and Lafayette Counties, Missouri. Some towns included are Kearney, Lawson, Vibbard, Excelsior Springs, Prathersville,...
Photocopy of map of Indian Territory, the northeast area of present-day Oklahoma. Territories of the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Seminole, and Chickasaw nations are shown. Towns, rivers, roads, and railways...
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...
It's Just One Big Sewer
August 20, 2011
Article describes the water pollution problem around the Kaw Point area of the Kansas River. A reported 2.5 billion gallons of raw sewage empties out near the Kaw Point Park each year due to Kansas City's...
J. C. Altman
Advertising card for J. C. Altman showing a tree branch stretching over rapids on a river with mountain behind. Caption says: "Whirlpool Rapids Looking North." One of two cards with similar design and...
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,...
Jackson County, Missouri
Color shaded map showing townships, roads, railroads, streams, schools, and churches in Jackson County, Missouri.
Map depicts mining and mineralized areas of Jasper County, Missouri, including existing mines. Also illustrated area schools and churches, rivers, roads and railroads, altitude, contours, wells, and towns...
Jefferson Looks Westward
This is the first in a series of articles to appear over the next few years in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition. This articles concerns...
Jim Leedy: Rivers and Jungles
Profile of Kansas City artist and teacher Jim Leedy.
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