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John Albury Bryan
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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.
Ordeal in Hell's Canyon
Portrait, map, and article about Wilson Hunt (1783-1842), "the first to cross the present day United States after Lewis and Clark" in 1810 as the leader of the Pacific Fur Company under John Jacob Astor...
Past Times: The Other Pendergast
Photo and biographical article about James Francis Pendergast, or Big Jim Pendergast (1856-1911), "founder of the Pendergast dynasty" and First Ward City Council member in Kansas City. Description of his...
Patee House Hotel
Patee House Museum
Photos and information on the Patee House Museum, housed in the 1860 Pony Express headquarters building in Saint Joseph, Missouri.
Pearl Lange Schuler
File containing a photo and information on Pearl Lange Schuler, or Pearl Schuler (ca. 1889-1956), a local poet and women's club activist, with residence at 6607 West 80th Street Terrace in Overland Park,...
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,...
Political History of Jackson County: Biographical Sketches of Men Who Have Helped to Make It
Photo and bio of Thomas Joseph Pendergast, or Tom Pendergast, "Democratic nominee for marshal of Jackson County." Born in Saint Joseph, Missouri in 1872 and coming "to Kansas City in 1890" as a business...
File contains an entire issue of "REO Speed" magazine devoted to the Pony Express.
Description of the overland journey of the horse-riding mail carriers of the Pony Express, organized by William Russell of the freighting firm of Russell, Majors & Waddell, from Saint Joseph, Missouri,...
Pony Express Museum
Information about the Pony Express Museum in Saint Joseph.
Pony Express Rides Again
History of the Pony Express postal delivery system from Saint Joseph to Sacramento, ended by the "completion of the transcontinental telegraph on Oct. 24, 1861, with map and photos.
Prince Maximilian, Father DeSmet, Manual Liza [sic], Knew LePoste du Serpent Noir
Illustrations by and biographical description of Swiss artist Rudolph Friederich Kurz (1818-1871), an "artist-traveler" coming to the Saint Joseph, Missouri, area about 1848-1851 and describing and drawing...
Photo and bio of Purd Wright, "Librarian of the Kansas City Public Library and Director of the Nelson Gallery of Art and the Daniel B. Dyer Museum." Born in Weston, Missouri in 1860 and starting out as...
Biographical description of Purd Wright, "a young printer," who came to Saint Joseph, Missouri, about 1877 from Cameron, Missouri. Later Wright became "the librarian of the first public library in St....
April 13, 1905
Biographical sketch of Purd Wright, "librarian of the Kansas City Public Library." Born in Weston, Missouri in 1860 and becoming a newspaper editor, librarian, and city clerk in Saint Joseph, Missouri...
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.
Railway Matters and Railway Men
Reprint from the Kansas City Journal about Arthur Stilwell, president of "the Kansas City & Northern Connecting Line" and "the Kansas City & Suburban Belt" and his railroads connecting "the Grand Central...
Raining Hogs & Running Ponies: 150th Anniversary of the Pony Express
History of the Pony Express that celebrates its 150 birthday April 3. The mail first came across Missouri on the train from Hannibal to St. Joseph where riders waited at Pikes Peak Livery Stables to begin...
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