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John Albury Bryan
M L Van Nada
William Rufus Jackson
Howard L Conard
Patee House Hotel
Residence in Saint Joseph
417 North 9th Street, Saint Joseph, Missouri. (Four copies.)
Keeping Pace with Progressive St. Joseph
A promotional poster that includes a black and white aerial photograph of the Saint Joseph, Missouri area. The photo was taken at an altitude of 12,000 feet, resulting in a scale in which one inch equals...
Museum of Madness
Article about "the Glore Psychiatric Museum in St. Joseph. ..[s]ituated on the grounds of St. Joseph State Hospital," established in 1969. Descriptions and photos of instruments and "[t]ragic past treatments...
Westside: The Medicine Men of St. Joseph
Article about 19th century health care practices and facilities in Saint Joseph, Missouri, including physicians, treatments, nurses, sanitariums, etc., with illustrations.
Monuments to St. Joseph's Golden Age
Article about the architectural "golden age" of Saint Joseph, Missouri, describing the mostly residential structures designed in the late 1800s and early 1900s by architects Edmund J. Eckel and Harvey...
Growth Market: St. Joseph Jockeys for Position
Article about the attraction of new businesses and industries to Saint Joseph, Missouri, "[s]purred by the demise of its meat packing industry," with photos. Discussion about the city's various potential...
Poetic Parkway: St. Joseph's Scenic Boulevard Offers 26 Miles of Walking, Biking and Driving Pleasure
Article about the development of the Saint Joseph Parkway System in Saint Joseph, Missouri, starting in 1912 with planners and landscapers George E. Kessler, Charles Mulford Robinson, and George Burnap,...
Old. ..Saint Jo: "1800"
Article about the history of Saint Joseph, Missouri, founded by Joseph Robidoux, and the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad, with maps and illustrated ads.
Re-Living a Rowdy Past: Jesse and the Express
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...
The Military Career of James Craig
Article about the military career of James Craig, focusing on the defense of the Pony Express and communication lines to the "Far West" from "Bloody Bill" Anderson and other Bushwhackers before and during...
St. Joseph Sports the Historic Stetson Now
Article about the move of the John B. Stetson hat company from its original Philadelphia headquarters to Saint Joseph, Missouri, founded in the 1860s, with history and photos.
Quaker Oats Chooses Modern Aunt Jemima
Article about the new image of Aunt Jemima for the 100th anniversary of Quaker Oats Company, first introduced in Saint Joseph, Missouri, by the R. T. Davis Milling Company.
Sojourn into History: Colorful Fur Trader Helped Found St. Joseph
Article about the sites on the National Register of Historic Places in Saint Joseph, Missouri, with some history of the city, founded by fur trader Joseph Robidoux (1783-1868), and illustrations and photos...
Blazing a Trail to Oregon: Jumping-Off at St. Joe
Article about the travels of Cornelius "Neal" Gilliam and his parties on the section of the Oregon Trail from Saint Joseph, Missouri, to central Kansas in the 1840s, with illustrations and maps.
The Hat That Won the West
Article about the Western associations in the history of the John B. Stetson Company, the most prominent cowboy hat maker in the world, founded by Stetson. The first hats were sold in 1860 in Saint Joseph,...
Approved--Horse & Rider for Pony Express Stamp [Intrepid, Courageous, and Brave--100 Fearless Riders]
Article commemorating the Pony Express and its centennial postage stamp, with illustration.
Following Jesse James
Article describes a series of geographic locations associated with the life and death of Jesse James. Landmarks in Independence, Liberty, St. Joseph, and Kearney, Missouri are among the subjects of the...
Festivals Celebrate Coleman Hawkins' 100th Birthday
Article describes the career of jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. In 2004, both Topeka, Kansas and St. Joseph, Missouri staged music festivals to honor the 100th anniversary of Hawkin's birth.
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