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U.s Geological Survey
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Rand, Mcnally & co
A Guide to the New Foot Trails and Bridle Paths in Mission Hills. ..
Flying field on 1922 map of the Country Club District. Located at 67th Street between Belinder and Porter Roads (west of Belinder Road).
A. Holland, Shoe and Clothing House
Advertising card for A. Holland, Shoe and Clothing House showing a long, rutted road in snow. The image is bordered by flowers and a bird. Front lower left corner has number 838. Back of card is blank....
A Map Exhibiting the Locality of the Nebraska Gold Mines and the Routes Thereto
Map of Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, as well as Nebraska and Kansas Territories, showing railroad routes from Chicago, Saint Louis, and other towns to the Missouri River, past which various roads heading to...
A Map of Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland with the Parts Adjacent
Engraved map of four eastern seaboard states, indicating mountain ranges, rivers, streams, cities, towns and roads. Federal City, Baltimore and Philadelphia are featured.
A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo.
Biographical sketch of Benjamin Rice, a farmer in Brooking Township of Jackson County and a former Santa Fe freighter of the 1840s-1850s. Born in North Carolina in 1822 and coming here in 1844 before engaging...
A New Map of Kentucky
1846 (reprinted ca. 1960)
Map of Kentucky showing counties, towns, roads, and distances between towns, with insets showing the falls of Ohio, the Lexington area, and the Clarksburg area in 1846.
A New Map of Missouri with Its Roads and Distances
Map of Missouri showing counties in color, towns, canals, roads, and railroads. At bottom of map is a list of steamboat routes. Distances between towns shown on map.
A Panoramic View of the "Lost" Townships
Article about the early roads and railroads of Jackson County settlements in and around Kansas City, including the Missouri Pacific Railroad and Wornall Road. "The first [Missouri Pacific] train from St....
A Proposed New Parking Lot
Illustrated map of the "proposed new parking lot (outlined) for the Nelson Gallery of Art and Atkins Museum" at 45th and Rockhill Roads.
A Road That Made History
History and photos of the Boon's Lick Road across Missouri, from Saint Charles (near Saint Louis) to New Franklin, Missouri, surveyed in 1815, started in 1804 by Daniel Morgan Boone and Nathan Boone, and...
A School for Bait Casters
Article with illustrations of the new pool at 41st and Gillham Roads and its projected use for fishing by the new Kansas City Bait & Casting Club.
A Sketch of the Vice Royalty Exhibiting the Several Provinces and Its Approximation to the Internal Provinces of New Spain
Map of territory in North America, specifically Mexico under the government of Spain, including roads, capitals of provinces, Spanish villages, Indian towns, etc.
About Town: Times Never Dull for E. H. Newcomb
Biographical article about Ernest Newcomb, "founder and director of the Kansas City Town Hall Forum" in 1940 and in 1975 named Outstanding Alumnus of Southwest Missouri State University. Native of Virginia...
AC20 Matthew W. Washington Photograph Collection Finding Aid
The Matthew W. Washington Photograph Collection contains photographic prints and negatives showing African American life in the Kansas City metropolitan area between 1949 and 1962.
Photos and information on Alexander Majors (1814-1900), a native of Kentucky becoming a prominent western freighter in the 1850s and head of the Pony Express in 1860-1861, with residence in Kansas City...
Along the Boone's Lick Road: Missouri's Contribution to Our First Transcontinental Route--U. S. Highway 40
Description and maps regarding the history of Boone's Lick Road, or Boone's Lick Trail (from Saint Louis to Old Franklin, Missouri) in conjunction with Missouri's first public road laws and routes (including...
Topographical map of an area of southeast Missouri and southwest Illinois bordering the Mississippi River, including parts of Perry County, Missouri and Jackson County, Illinois. The towns of Altenburg,...
Amateur or Professional, the Arts Flourish--Fairway: Reinhardt Home Is Painted for City Hall
Article about the painting by artist Mary Campbell (for placement in the Fairway city hall) of the newly-restored 1879 farm home of Philip Reinhardt (ca. 1834-1921) next to the site of the former Kansas...
A selection of 8 postcards of Amusement Parks
An Illustrated Historical Map of the City of Kansas
Title continues: "Official name of Kansas City, Mo. 1853-89." Outline map showing counties, some waterways, roads, and trails, with text and drawings illustrating historical events. Includes a chronology...
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