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U.s Geological Survey
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Rand, Mcnally & co
Regional Map of Greater Kansas City
Map of Kansas City Region (Leavenworth, Wyandotte, Johnson, Jackson, Cass, and Clay counties) showing numbered townships, and roads coded to indicate hard surfaced highways, graveled highways, dirt roads,...
Real Estate Tactics Unite Calumet Neighborhood
Map and article about "the Calumet subdivision--a small enclave of homes northeast of Red Bridge and Blue River roads" in southeast Kansas City with conflict over selling homes to minority ethnic groups,...
Radio Vagabonding: The Part That a Broadcasting Receiver Playing during the First Leg of a Motor Trip around the World
Photos and descriptions of Kansas City, its radio stations (in general) and radio reception, and its mayor Frank Cromwell (as well as the very muddy roads leading here from the east), as a stop on a cross-country...
Topographical map of northeast Wyandotte County, Kansas. Features Kansas City, Kansas and the Missouri River, including roads, creeks, and city facilities. Several schools are labeled, including Quindaro...
Q.: What Is the Personal History of W. E. Minor?
Biographical article about Dr. William Minor (1865-1928), a local physician and posthumous namesake of William E. Minor Park at Holmes and Red Bridge Roads.
Q.: Isn't There a Small Cemetery along 95th Street and Mission Road?
Article about the history and facilities of the Linwood Pioneer Cemetery at 95th and Mission Roads in Johnson County, Kansas, established about 1873 "by the Linwood Methodist church."
Pulling Missouri out of the mud: highway politics, the Centennial Road Law,and the problems of progressive identity.
October 1, 2003
The struggle to develop a comprehensive system of good roads exemplified the rural-urban conflict in Missouri. Urban Progressive elements pushed for a statewide system of hard-surfaced roads with centralized...
Proposed Master Plan
Proposed master plan for Kansas City, Missouri development, including highways, thoroughfares, neighborhood boundaries, residential areas, business & commerial areas, railroad and industrial areas, public...
Prairie Village, Kansas
File contains photos, maps, illustrations, and information on the city of Prairie Village, Kansas located in 1950 between 67th, 75th, Nall, and Mission Roads in Johnson County, Kansas with adjacent business...
Topographical map of areas of New Madrid and Pemiscot counties in Missouri and Lake County in Tennessee, including the town of Portageville, Missouri, and a segment of the Mississippi River. Also included...
Pleasant Hill Quadrangle
1954 (1975 revision)
Topographical map of an area of northeast Cass County, Missouri and southeast Jackson County, Missouri. The town of Pleasant Hill, Missouri is featured, as well as Harrisonville City Lake, Lake Winnebago,...
Topographical map of part of Clinton County, Missouri, including the towns of Lathrop and Plattsburg. Also depicted are roads of varying grades, railroads, schools, churches, and cemeteries.
Platte Purchase Route
Article about the history of the Platte Purchase route, a "Historic Highway from Kansas City to St. Joseph through Platte County" and Buchanan County, Missouri, starting as an Indian trail and becoming...
Platte County, Missouri
Land ownership map of Platte County, Missouri, showing U.S. highways, state highways, roads (paved, gravel, and graded), railroads, political township boundaries, civil township lines, schools, churches,...
Platte County Surburban Street Map
Map of Platte County, Missouri, including a street index as well as roads, schools, parks, etc.
Platte Co., Missouri
Map of Platte County showing roads, railroads, towns, airports, township lines, streams, and schools. Includes list of county officials.
Platte City Quadrangle
Detailed topographical map of an area west and north of Kansas City, in Platte County, Missouri. Beverly, Platte City, Farley and East Leavenworth are the towns indicated. Some of the bodies of water in...
Plank Roads in Missouri
Article contains information on the development and use of plank roads for transportation in Missouri during part of the nineteenth century. "Beginning in 1849, and running through the administrations...
Plank Roads and Corduroy Trails: The Farmer's Railroads
Article about the development of state roads in Missouri up to the Civil War, including such types of road material as timber (corduroy trails), wooden planks (plank roads), and eventually gravel and macadam,...
Plan of the Town of Newton in 1700
Diagram of the town of Newton, Massachusetts, showing plat ownership by early settlers. Roads, ponds, meadows, and the Charles River are in evidence.
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