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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Nettie Thompson Grove
Floyd C Shoemaker
W J Mcdonald
''Walks In Water'': The Impact of Steamboating On the Lower Missouri River
This book traces the history of steamboating on the lower Missouri River or Missouri Valley area starting with the beginning in 1818 to the 1860s when railroads brought a decline to river transportation....
A Forgotten River
February 27, 2008
Article discusses the decline of recreational activity on the Missouri River and profiles riverboat pilot Rick Lynn, whose father first opened a waterfront marina in 1957. the Lynn family also launched...
A History of the Missouri River
March 20, 1905
Lengthy article on the history of the Missouri River since its first encounter with European explorers, starting with Coronado in 1540-1542 and observations by Marquette and Joliet in 1673. Description...
A Kansas City Vaudeville Team Launches Its Own Showboat
Photos and article about the "Dixie Queen" steamboat built in and operating out of Kansas City as a showboat or steamboat with an on-deck vaudeville theater. Description of its owners Al Cooper and his...
A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo.
Photo and bio of Captain John Weller (1825-1884), a real estate developer and former riverboat captain. Born in Illinois in 1825 and coming to Jackson County, Missouri in 1854 as a farmer before operating...
A New Map of Missouri with Its Roads and Distances
Map of Missouri showing counties in color, towns, canals, roads, and railroads. At bottom of map is a list of steamboat routes. Distances between towns shown on map.
A Reporter at Large: The River World
Illustration and article about the author's voyage up the Missouri River (and later down the Mississippi River) on the Lesta K steamboat with descriptions of Kansas City and vicinity in the context of...
A Treasure Greater Than Gold
Short article describing the locating and excavation of the steamboat Arabia and the museum which resulted from the owner's commitment to sharing the treasures with the community.
Abandoned Shipwrecks on Missouri River Channel Maps of 1879 and 1954 - Blue Mills to Lexington, "Mile 358.3 - 323.4"
Map shows locations of abandoned steamboat wrecks and the Missouri River's channel drawn in different colors to show how it changed course between 1879 and 1954. The section covered is Blue Mills to Lexington,...
Abandoned Shipwrecks on Missouri River Channel Maps of 1879 and 1954 - Delaware to Blue Mills, "Mile 398.8-358.3"
Map shows locations of abandoned steamboat wrecks and the Missouri River's channel drawn in different colors to show how it changed course between 1879 and 1954. Map covers Delaware to Blue Mills, "Mile...
Abandoned Shipwrecks on Missouri River Channel Maps of 1879 and 1954 - Lexington to Bakers, "Mile 323.0-289.0"
Map shows locations of abandoned steamboat wrecks and the Missouri River's channel drawn in different colors to show how it changed course between 1879 and 1954. The section covers Lexington to Bakers,...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 65 with Horse-Drawn Carriage and Ships
Scrapbook page containing seven advertising cards showing the following:
1. Two steam boats on the water. Caption says: "A spurt for the lead, Boston Harbor."
2. Five men on a ship looking across...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 9 with Women, Horses, and Country Scenes
Scrapbook page containing seven advertising cards. Three cards are cut to the shape of their image. One shows a yellow rose; the other two each show a woman in a blue dress. The other four cards show:
America's Great Waterways: Bound for the Wild Missouri
Illustrations, map, photos, and article about the role of the Missouri River in the history of the settlement of the West, with descriptions of related cities (including Kansas City), towns, steamboats,...
An Historical Study of Showboat Theatre on the Missouri River
Thesis toward a master's degree from Central Missouri State College about the history of showboat theater on the Missouri River, describing the showboats themselves and their operators, "the types of entertainment...
The Annie Cade docked at unidentified location.
Annual Review of Greater Kansas City Illustrated, 1908
Photos and description of the Missouri Valley River Improvement Association, formed in 1906 "by representatives of the principal commercial bodies of Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kas." to improve...
Arabia Steamboat Museum
Armour Packing Company
Postcard of the Kansas City Convention Hall and the plant of Armour & Co
Information on Benjamin Holladay (1819-1887), a pioneer in Western transportation called "the Stage Coach King," born in Kentucky and starting in the riverboat and stagecoach businesses as a youth (with...
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