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U.s Geological Survey
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Rand, Mcnally & co
The Santa Fe Trail
Illustrated map of the Santa Fe Trail, including additional roads and trails throughout Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Transportation routes from 1540...
Triangle Trauma Will Soon Fade
December 13, 2007
Illustration and article about the changes to the Grandview Triangle, a "sea of congestion where Interstate 470, Interstate 435 and U.S. 71 converge in southeast Kansas City." In 2005 the Missouri General...
The Walnuts, Bought from W. N. Robinson by James McNamara
Illustration and article about the sale of the Tudor style home of Wallace Robinson, called "The Walnuts," at the northeast corner of 51st and Wornall Roads to James McNamara, co-owner of "the company...
Picturesque Kansas City "Family Garden" That Passed Out with the Adoption of the Prohibition Amendment
Illustration and text of the mansion and adjoining "wine garden" of the Muehlebach family at 41st and State Line Roads.
Brief Biography of Allen T. Ward [and] Letters of Allen T. Ward
Illustration, letters (from 1847), and biographical article about Allen Ward, a geology teacher and pioneer miller of Westport dying in 1862 in Paola, Kansas. Raised in Ohio and moving to Independence,...
May Their Hands Be Strengthened: The Story of the Jewish Community Center
Illustrations and article about the history of the Jewish Community Center and its members. Originating about 1914 and housed in its first building in Kansas City in 1917 at 3123 Troost Avenue before having...
Within the House: Glimpses into Notable Kansas City Homes
Illustrations and article about the W. E. Halsell residence at 57th Street and State Line Roads, built in 1912 "by Mr. R. J. Thorne" and called "Fairlawn." Depiction of its antiques and other interior...
Traveling the Jackson County Pike with a Resident of Old Westport
Illustrations and autobiographical article about Virginia Harris Thornton, or Virginia Thornton, wife of Robert Thornton and granddaughter of John C. McCoy growing up in Westport at 40th and Washington...
Spring Building Activity
Illustrations and descriptions of the following residences new in Kansas City in 1901: (1) Dr. E. L. Henderson at 26th and Forest Avenue, designed by A. B. Anderson; (2) A. E. Holmes at Valentine and Roanoke...
The Columbia-Providence Plank Road
In 1850 the means of transportation in Missouri were dirt roads and river travel. River traffic was slow and dangerous at this time and dirt roads were often muddy and unusable. So the idea of plank roads...
The Best Historical Landmark: The Amazing Miss Louisa
In-depth article about the historical significance of the home at 83rd and State Line Roads, and its resident, Louisa Johnston, the great-granddaughter of Alexander Majors, "Kansas City's first millionaire"...
City of Kansas, Missouri
Includes streets and denotes stone and asphalt pavements as well as graded streets.
Brookside Shopping Center
Information about the Brookside district as a mixed-use shopping center and residential district at about 63rd and Brookside Boulevard (between Main and Wornall Roads). Description of its history, established...
Information on John Harris, a native of Kentucky born in 1795 and moving to Missouri in 1830, arriving in Westport about 1832 and building a log cabin about 1844 around Broadway and Westport Roads, the...
Information on the Mockbee family, early Jackson County settlers by the 1830s-1840s, building their farm house at about 78th and Holmes Roads. Family leaders including Thomas Mockbee (born about 1805),...
New Santa Fe Historical Society
Information on the New Santa Fe Historical Society, "formed in the Old New Santa Fe area around 122nd and State Line" Roads in 1977.
James M. Greenwood Papers Finding Aid
1891-1941 (bulk 1891-1914)
James M. Greenwood was the leading educator in Kansas City for 40 years (1874-1914). In his tenure as superintendent of schools, he became recognized locally, nationally, and internationally. He was born...
KCResources, page 13
Kansas City, North showing water treatment facility, roads, and railroad tracks.
KCResources, page 6
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