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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
U.s Geological Survey
J Mark Alley
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...
Topographical map of part of Benton County in central Missouri adjacent to the Lake of the Ozarks. Map includes the town of Warsaw, as well as branches of the Lake and segments of the Osage and Pomme de...
Topographical map of an area of Platte County featuring the towns of Hoover, Ferrelview, Linkville, Hampton, Platte Gardens, and Tiffany Springs. Creeks, schools, roads, and churches are in evidence, as...
First Efforts to Bridge Western Rivers Brought a Fight by Steamboat Interests
Photo, caption, and article about the mid-19th century history of transportation rivalry between steamboats and railroad bridges, especially in the Midwest (then the western frontier). Description of the...
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.
Fort Scott Sheet
1893 (1922 reprint)
Topographical map of areas of Bourbon County, Kansas, and Barton and Vernon counties in Missouri, including the towns of Fort Scott, Kansas, and Liberal, Missouri. Map also depicts railroads, creeks and...
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)....
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...
Gallup's Map of Wyandotte County, Kansas
Land ownership map of Wyandotte County, Kansas, showing U.S. and state highways, roads (paved, gravel, and graded), railroads, electric lines, state lines, county lines, city limits, sub. division boundaries,...
Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Missouri
Map of Missouri with counties outlined in color. Shows towns, rivers, and mountains. Text around map gives information on climate, population, religion, transportation, commerce, and history.
Geography of Missouri: A Story of the People and the Regions of the "Show Me" State
Map of Missouri's major rivers and state park sites, with labels, including the Missouri River.
Geologic Cross Sections of Kansas City and Jackson County
Six cross sections of areas of Jackson County, Missouri, and Kansas City, Missouri, illustrate altitude above sea level and types of bedrock. Labels display locations of creeks and rivers, as well as major...
Geologic Map of Kansas
Map of the state of Kansas includes detailed information about prevailing bedrock types throughout the state. Overlayed on this information are city locations, county lines, a section numbering grid, and...
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...
Golden Wells--Golden Rivers
Illustrations and article about the oil industry in the Kansas City area, describing the operations of several area companies such as the Standard Oil Company, the Phillips Petroleum Company, the Sinclair...
View down the Grand River in Missouri.
Grand River Dam
A profile of the proposed Riverfront Heritage Trail which will connect greenway systems throughout Kansas City. "The simple goal is to develop a first-of-its-kind bistate trail system called the Riverfront...
H. H. Shepard's
Advertising card for H. H. Shepard's showing winter scene of a stone bridge over a river in the moonlight. Front of card says: "Buy Your School Books, Wall Paper and Shades at H. H. Shepard's." Front lower...
Topographical map of areas of St. Francois, St. Genevieve, Perry, Madison, and Bollinger counties in eastern Missouri. Map includes numerous creeks and small rivers, including the Castor River, as well...
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