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1. A Penny for Your Thoughts A Penny for Your Thoughts February 1, 2006 Brief, humorous piece relating several details of research by the Missouri State Archives and Jackson County, Missouri, officials in 2005, in which court records were discovered pertaining to the 1833...

2. An Old Plainsman's Story An Old Plainsman's Story September 8, 1913 Letter from William Querry, a member of the Old Plainsmen and Settlers Association, after the club's meeting in the Hotel Muehlebach, recalling his days as a former employee of the Russell, Majors & Waddell...

3. Biography of Alexander Majors (1914-1900), Pony Express Founder Biography of Alexander Majors (1914-1900), Pony Express Founder 2007

4. City to Protect Wagon Swales City to Protect Wagon Swales June 23, 2006 Brief article reporting the historic designation of an area near U.S. 50 and Buckner-Tarsney Road in Lone Jack. The land in the area once belonged to the Russell, Majors & Waddell Freighting Company, and...

5. Deaths: Walter E. Smith Deaths: Walter E. Smith August/4/1970 Obituary for Walter Smith, "75, of 7200 South Benton, a great-grandson of one of the founders of the Pony Express, William Bradford Waddell," or William Waddell. Smith a native of Lexington, Missouri coming...

6. Kansas City, Mo., a Famous Freighter Capital Kansas City, Mo., a Famous Freighter Capital February//1937 Article about the importance of Kansas City in the mid-1800s as the southwestern freighting capital of the United States. Discussion on various related topics such as competition with surrounding towns...

7. Last Wagons to Santa Fe Last Wagons to Santa Fe November//1967 Entire issue of the magazine, a detailed article, about the wagons and route used by the Russell, Majors & Waddell Freighting Company on the Santa Fe Trail from 1855 to 1861, with map and illustrations....

8. Last Wagons to Santa Fe Last Wagons to Santa Fe November//1967 Map, illustrations, and article about the western freighting firm of Russell, Majors & Waddell "transporting freight over the Santa Fe Trail between Kansas City and Santa Fe, co-founded by its leader,...

9. Our Whole Country: or the Past and Present of the United States, Historical and Descriptive Our Whole Country: or the Past and Present of the United States, Historical and Descriptive //1861 General description of Kansas City and its prominent citizens and businesses in 1861, when the population was "about 8,000," including John C. McCoy and Russell, Majors & Waddell, with steel engraving...

10. Overland Mail Carriers Overland Mail Carriers June 22, 1905 Chapters of the book about the overland mail services from Saint Joseph to the Far West in the late 1850s to early 1860s, carried out by the Pony Express of Russell, Majors & Waddell, and by the Central...

11. Perserverence and Preservation: The Alexander Majors Home Perserverence and Preservation: The Alexander Majors Home May-June//1984 Article describing the restored house that served as the firm responsible for the Pony Express--Russell, Majors & Waddell.

12. Pioneer Life in Southwest Missouri Pioneer Life in Southwest Missouri 1929 Chapter of the book about the freighting industry across the Western plains, in the late 1858s, including experiences with Russell, Majors & Waddell, the major freighting business at the time in the area,...

13. Re-Living a Rowdy Past: Jesse and the Express Re-Living a Rowdy Past: Jesse and the Express May-June//1981 Article about the James Gang and Pony Express historical memorabilia in Saint Joseph, Missouri, at the Patee House Museum and the Pony Express Stables, with information about Frank and Jesse James, William...

14. Russell-Majors-Waddell National Historic Association Russell-Majors-Waddell National Historic Association

15. The American Pony Express, en Route from the Missouri River to San Francisco The American Pony Express, en Route from the Missouri River to San Francisco October/12/1861 File containing a large illustration and short article about the Pony Express, its dangers from Indians, and the Russell, Majors & Waddell Freighting Company.

16. The Early Careers of William Bradford Waddell and William Hepburn Russell: Frontier Capitalists The Early Careers of William Bradford Waddell and William Hepburn Russell: Frontier Capitalists Winter//1960 Portraits, photos (of old ads for their freighting companies), and biographical article about William Bradford Waddell, or William Waddell (1807-1872) and William Hepburn Russell, or William Russell (1812-1870),...

17. The House That Never Gave Up The House That Never Gave Up January 2005 Article describes the historical importance of the Alexander Majors House at 83rd and State Line, as well as the crusade for its preservation on the part of Louisa Johnston, Majors' great-granddaughter....

18. The New Encyclopedia of the American West The New Encyclopedia of the American West 1998 Entry about the Russell, Majors & Waddell Freighting Company, a prominent "[f]reighting partnership" based in the mid-19th century Kansas City area and operated by William Russell, Alexander Majors, and...

19. The Pony Express Rides Again The Pony Express Rides Again Winter//1959 Photos, illustrations, tables, map, reprinted newspaper columns, and article about the Pony Express freighting operation from Saint Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California in 1860, run by the Russell,...

20. The Wagonmasters: High Plains Freighting from the Earliest Days of the Santa Fe Trail to 1880 The Wagonmasters: High Plains Freighting from the Earliest Days of the Santa Fe Trail to 1880 1966 Section of the book's chapter on types and costs of wagons for overland Journeys from Westport to California, including the "J. Murphy," "Santa Fe," and Conestoga wagons, and mentioning Russell, Majors...