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1. 1840 Kansas City Map 1840 Kansas City Map Reprint of Father Nicolas Point's 1840 map, from a Kansas City Times article entitled "Earliest Map of Kansas City," depicting the locations of the homes of his parishioners, in the area of the West Bottoms,...

2. 40 Years Ago 40 Years Ago July 15, 1968 Description of early Kansas City settler James Burris Atkins, or James Atkins.

3. A Man of Many Interests: Alvan Brooking a Respected Citizen A Man of Many Interests: Alvan Brooking a Respected Citizen Fall//1970 First of a two-part biographical article about early Jackson County Judge Alvin Brooking (1796-1857), the namesake of Brooking Township in Jackson County arriving in Missouri from Kentucky in 1838 and...

4. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. 1896 Biographical sketch of Walter Bales (1803-1887), "one of Kansas City's most honored pioneers," a native of Tennessee coming to Kansas City about 1831 and marrying Sarah Johnson Bales, (arriving in Jackson...

5. A Retired Methodist Minister with Two Score Slaves Transformed into a Plantation 365 Acres North of of A Retired Methodist Minister with Two Score Slaves Transformed into a Plantation 365 Acres North of of Thirty-First Street at Troost, Which He Found a Wilderness February 21, 1926 Illustrated map and biographical article about Reverend James Porter (1786-1851), a pioneer Methodist minister arriving in Jackson County from Tennessee with his mother in 1829 before settling in Kansas...

6. Abraham Fonda Abraham Fonda Bio of Abraham Fonda, the son of a New York Dutch settler who attempted to name the Kansas City settlement after himself (proposed as "Port Fonda") but was turned down because of his unpopularity.

7. Add a Pinch and a Lump: Missouri Women of the 1820s Add a Pinch and a Lump: Missouri Women of the 1820s July//1971 Overview of the lifestyles of Missouri women in the 1820s, both for common and prominent women, with illustrations. Elaboration on women's roles at the time in food preparation, housekeeping, and manner...

8. Addenda Addenda June//1973 Collection of the "gold mine of errors" in a book review about the Platte River Road with several mistaken references to pioneer Kansas City and Westport names and places, including the name of Westport...

9. And They Came to the "Heart of America" And They Came to the "Heart of America" October/2/1921 List of several other firsts in Kansas City, including the first lawyer, Robert T. Van Horn, the first physician, Isaac M. Ridge, and the first settlement in Jackson County, Fort Osage, in 1808.

10. Berenice Chouteau Berenice Chouteau 2001 This chapter details the life of Berenice Chouteau and her children after the death of her husband Francois Chouteau in 1838. She left the Kansas City area during the Civil War era, but eventually returned...

11. Biography of Gabriel Prudhomme (1791-1831), Early Settler Biography of Gabriel Prudhomme (1791-1831), Early Settler 2007

12. Biography of James H. McGee (1786-1840), Early Settler Biography of James H. McGee (1786-1840), Early Settler 2008

13. Biography of John Calvin McCoy (1811-1889), City Founder Biography of John Calvin McCoy (1811-1889), City Founder 2003

14. Biography of John Harris (1795-1874), Hotelier Biography of John Harris (1795-1874), Hotelier 2008

15. Biography of William Gillis (circa 1797-1869), Indian Trader and Kansas City Town Founder Biography of William Gillis (circa 1797-1869), Indian Trader and Kansas City Town Founder 2008

16. Birth of a City: Kansas City in the 19th Century Birth of a City: Kansas City in the 19th Century September/14/1997 Second in a monthly series of special sections of the Star on the history Kansas City. Focus on the Town of Kansas era and into the incorporation of Kansas City during the Santa Fe Trail's high point of...

17. Black Pioneers: An Untold Story Black Pioneers: An Untold Story 1999 This chapter gives information on African American individuals who were prominent in Missouri and Kansas in the first half of the 19th century. Those included: Henry Clay Bruce, John Berry Meachum, James...

18. Britton Capell Britton Capell 1877 One paragraph of biography about Britton Capell, "one of the oldest settlers now living in Sni-a-bar [sic] township," moving from North Carolina to Kentucky and to Missouri in 1839.

19. Brooking's Interest in Education Wide Brooking's Interest in Education Wide Spring//1971 First of a two-part biographical article about Alvin Brooking (1796-1857), describing his role in the organization of William Jewell College in Clay County, Missouri, in the late 1840s, his tenure as Jackson...

20. Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri 1875 History of Jackson County up to 1875, starting with its exploration by "M. De Bourgmont," a French explorer, in 1724.