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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
U.s Geological Survey
J Mark Alley
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...
SC58 Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection Finding Aid
Mildred Kittell Ray was born in Halstead, Kansas, on September 22, 1895. An avid collector of postcards (buttons, too), Mrs. Ray, at the age of 72, initiated a column in the Kansas City Times and Kansas...
SC57 Siegrist Engraving Company Etching Collection Finding Aid
The Siegrist Engraving Company, located at 924 Oak, was founded in 1902 by Mr. Henry S. Siegrist. The collection has 35 etchings of notable Kansas City historical landmarks, including buildings, residences,...
SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection
1980 – 2005, bulk 1990s
The materials within the KCPL Reference Hard to Find (HTF) Collection were compiled by Kansas City Public Library reference librarians and staff members to provide an easy to access source of information...
SC13-1 Missouri Valley Special Collections Postcard Collection Finding Aid
This postcard collection includes a wide variety of subjects such as buildings, parks, streets, people, and festivals. Although the cards cover a wide geographical area, the two major portions of the collection...
SC117 Map Collection
1642-2009 and n.d.
This is an artificial collection consisting of maps found in the Missouri Valley Special Collections. The collection includes historical, road, and geological maps, as well as travel guides. Most of the...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 5, 1940-1941, Page p1236
A portion of Kansas City from E. 18th Street south to E. 20th Street and from Bennington Avenue east to Winchester Avenue and a portion from E. 24th Street south to E. 27th Street and Lawndale Avenue east...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 5, 1940-1941, Page p1216
A portion of Kansas City from the Big Blue River south to E. 24th Street and from the Saint Louis and San Francisco Railroad east to Tullis Avenue, showing buildings and streets. Large numbers at edges...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 5, 1940-1941, Page p1215
A portion of Kansas City from E. 15th Street south to E. 19th Street and from Manchester Avenue east to Ashland Avenue, showing buildings and streets. Large numbers at edges of page refer to page with...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 5, 1940-1941, Page p0645
A portion of Kansas City just north of the intersection of Bristol Avenue and E. 6th Street, showing buildings, railroads and streets. Large numbers at edges of page refer to page with adjoining area....
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...
Rocky Mount Quadrangle
Topographical map of areas of Morgan and Miller counties in Missouri, including small sections of Lake of the Ozarks. Map also depicts locations of area post offices, schools, churches, camps, beaches,...
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.
River Up for War: Ft. Peck Dam Gates Are Opened to Permit Floating of Barges Here
Photo, caption, and article about the high levels of the upper Missouri River allowing for smooth and timely embarkment of "eight ocean-going war craft built in Kansas City shipyards" by the Darby Corporation...
River Revival: Float Through Life. Paddle Through History. Explore the Missouri River Trail.
Extensive article about the Missouri River promoting its use as a "river trail" with canoe or kayak. Although the river was dangerous in the early days of settlement (nearly 300 vessles met with disaster...
Report Looks at Causes, Effects of Kansas River's Long Decline
June 2, 2005
Article reviews the Kansas Water Office report that is the first comprehensive look at how the river has deteriorated over the years. ''The Kansas River, also known as the Kaw, winds 170 miles from near...
Reconnaissance Survey Soil Map of Missouri
Survey map of the state of Missouri provides detailed regional information about soil types (silt, clay, sand, etc.). Also included are locations of cities, rivers and lakes, railroads, and county lines....
Rand, McNally & Co.'s Sectional Map of Missouri
Map includes counties, towns, rivers, railroads, etc.
Rand, McNally & Co.'s Indexed County and Township Map of Kansas
Map of the state of Kansas showing counties, cities, railroad lines, and rivers. Part of the Rand, McNally & Co. pocket maps series. Title taken from cover of accompanying booklet. Map attached to back...
Bridge at junction of Kansas & Missouri rivers.
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