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1. ''Aunt Maria'' Moore Is Dead ''Aunt Maria'' Moore Is Dead December 1, 2003 A reprint from "The Times", Pleasant Hill, Mo., May 8, 1936. Maria Moore came to Jackson County, Missouri as one of the slaves of Jabez Smith. She was later sold to Tom Thomas of Pleasant Hill and spent...

2. ''Life Is Uncertain...'' Willard Hall Mendenhall's 1862 Civil War Diary ''Life Is Uncertain...'' Willard Hall Mendenhall's 1862 Civil War Diary July 1, 1984 Willard Hall Mendenhall began his diary on January 1, 1862 and maintained it into 1864 writing over 780 entries in four diaries. He lived a short distance from Lexington, Missouri in Layafette County....

3. 'An Altar, a Tribute to Liberty' 'An Altar, a Tribute to Liberty' September 13, 2008 Dedication of a newly constructed overlook of the Quindaro ruins in Wyandotte County took place September 13, 2008. "In the mid-1800s, the Quindaro Ruins site was an abolitionist community in Kansas that...

4. 'Freedom Mall' Envisioned 'Freedom Mall' Envisioned June 7, 2010 Ed Hogan, Kansas City artist, has created four statues that "tell the stories of many slaves who once sought freedom across the Missouri River." The statues are part of the Kansas City River Trails Inc....

5. 150 Facts About Kansas City 150 Facts About Kansas City 2000 List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.

6. A Church for the Ages A Church for the Ages September 9, 2013 October 2013 marked the 150th anniversary of the Second Baptist Church, "believed to be one of the two oldest black churches in Kansas City." The congregation was first established in 1863 by slaves and...

7. 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...

8. A Proud People A Proud People October 9, 2009 The first in a series of articles on the history of Quindaro discusses the founding of the community as a refuge for escaped slaves. The first families to arrive, Monroes, Turners, Walkers, Marshalls,...

9. 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...

10. A Sorry Free State A Sorry Free State March/21-27/2002 Article describes the past and present of the Quindaro area of Kansas City, Kansas. Quindaro was an anti-slavery town before and during the Civil War, and a crossing place on the Missouri River for runaway...

11. A Visit To The Poor Farm: How Jackson County Cares For Her Helpless Wards A Visit To The Poor Farm: How Jackson County Cares For Her Helpless Wards July 29, 1890 The subheading reads: "A Description of the Building and Something of the Inmates--The County Judges Contemplate Further Improvements--Two Jay Goulds Happy With Their Imaginary Riches--Some Pathetic Cases...

12. Abolitionist Movement Abolitionist Movement 1963 Section about the abolitionist movement in Missouri and Kansas, especially the so-called "Underground Railroad," a system for secretly transporting slaves to freedom, starting in the 1840s and featuring...

13. Address to Pro-Slavery Convention of Missouri Address to Pro-Slavery Convention of Missouri 2005 Appendix I of the book contains "Address to the People of the United States", delivered by Wiliam B. Napton in Lexington, Missouri, July 13, 1855 to the Pro-Slavery Convention of Missouri. Talks about...

14. Aunt Clara Brown: A Black Woman Pioneer Aunt Clara Brown: A Black Woman Pioneer Spring//1996 Biographical article about Clara Brown (1800-1885), a black slave born in Virginia, moved to Kentucky in 1818, freed in 1857 and moving to Saint Louis and then to Leavenworth, Kansas, and Colorado. Article...

15. Before Bleeding Kansas: Christian Missionaries, Slavery, and the Shawnee Indians in Pre-Territorial Before Bleeding Kansas: Christian Missionaries, Slavery, and the Shawnee Indians in Pre-Territorial Kansas, 1844-1854 Spring//2001 Photos, illustrations, and comprehensive article about the early history of pre-territorial Kansas from 1844 to 1854. Discussion on several topics such as Christian Indian missions and missionaries, the...

16. Biography of Corrvine Patterson (1848-?), Businessman and Politician Biography of Corrvine Patterson (1848-?), Businessman and Politician 1999

17. Biography of Hiram Young (1812-1882), Wagonmaker and Businessman Biography of Hiram Young (1812-1882), Wagonmaker and Businessman 2009;

18. Biography of Horace M. Peterson III (1945-1992), Historian and Archivist Biography of Horace M. Peterson III (1945-1992), Historian and Archivist 1999

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

20. Biography of Jeremiah Cameron (1919-2008), Teacher Biography of Jeremiah Cameron (1919-2008), Teacher 2009