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The Book of Missourians
Biographical sketch of Huston Wyeth, a "hardware merchant and manufacturer" of Saint Joseph, Missouri born there in 1863.
The Commonwealth of Missouri; A Centennial Record
Portrait of George Samuel, presumably a citizen of Saint Joseph, Missouri.
The Genealogy & History of the White Cloud Family
Photos, portraits, and biographical article about various members of the White Cloud family of Iowa Indians of the Saint Joseph, Missouri area since their emigration to the area in the 1700s and including...
The Half Not Told: The Civil War In a Frontier Town
This book concerns the city of Saint Joseph, Missouri during the Civil War. It contains several pages relating to Odon Guitar and his involvement as commander there during the war. Includes his photograph...
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,...
The Interurban Railroad was a Marvel in Early 20th Century Platte County
May - August 2006
History of the Interurban Railroad and its importance to Platte and Clay Counties. Article discusses construction and operation of the railway and lists stops on both St. Joseph and Excelsior Springs routes....
The James Tracy Collection of Photographs of St. Joseph Pioneers of Civil War Days
Reproductions of 32 photos taken before 1870 with biographical sketches of their subjects, mostly Civil War veterans and state government officials and some members of the Robidoux family.
The Kempers of Kansas City
Photos and biographical article about the Kemper family of bankers in Kansas City, "sit[ting] atop the small but well-fortified structure of Kansas City's conservative establishment." Description of patriarch...
The Mansions of St. Joseph: A Story of How Three Mansions Were Restored
Photographs and story about the restoration of these three homes in Saint Joseph: Museum Hill Bed and Breakfast, Miller (Bloss) Mansion, and the Dobler (Mcoyo) Mansion. End of article also contains a Saint...
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...
The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West
Photos (of Joseph III, his son Joseph IV, and Joseph III's place of death in Saint Joseph) and chapter of the book about Joseph Robidoux III (1783-1868), "the proprietor of the trading post at Black Snake...
The Narrative of John Doy, of Lawrence, Kansas: "A Plain, Unvarnished Tale"
Chapter of the book about experiences on the way to a prison for Unionists in Saint Joseph during the border warfare in 1860 just prior to the Civil War.
The Politics of Pollution
Article discussing the pollution of the Missouri River and needs for federal regulation of water pollution in general, but especially of the severe pollution created at Saint Joseph, Missouri, and the...
The Pony Express Mystery. ..
Article speculating on the identity of the first Pony Express rider, supposedly either Billy Richardson or Johnny Frye, in 1860.
The Pony Express Rides Again
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,...
The Press Quarterly Press Biographies Compiled for Newspaper Reference: An Encyclopaedia of the Representative Men of the West
Biographical sketch of Frank Moss, president of the American Sash & Door Company at 16th and Bellefontaine Streets. Born in Wisconsin in 1863 and moving to Saint Joseph, Missouri, in 1892 and then to Kansas...
The Romance of the Pony Express
File contains an article about the Pony Express celebration in 1923 and listing some of its riders.
The Thriving Communities of St. Joseph, Missouri
March 1, 2005
The magazine's regional publication section features the community of St. Joseph, Missouri. It includes the St. Joseph Area Economic Development Report, 2005-2006. Articles feature various aspects of Buchanan...
The Thriving Communities of the St. Joseph Area Including the St. Joseph Economic Developoment Report
This section of the magazine features St. Joseph, Missouri. It gives highlights of the community including its location, industry, education, downtown and riverfront areas, etc. Included is the Economic...
The United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men
Biographical sketch of Dr. William Leach, a Saint Joseph, Missouri, physician born in New York in 1828.
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