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

2. Diagram of the State of Missouri Diagram of the State of Missouri 1841 Map of Missouri showing large areas marked off into six mile square blocks of land known as townships. Symbols indicate whether or not the townships have been subdivided by surveyors. Second in a series...

3. Diagram of the State of Missouri Diagram of the State of Missouri 1845 Map of Missouri marked off into blocks of land, each six miles square, known as townships. Symbols indicate whether or not the townships have been subdivided by surveyors. Lead, iron, copper, coal mines...

4. Diagram of the State of Missouri Diagram of the State of Missouri 1851 Map of Missouri marked off into blocks of land, each six miles square, known as townships. Symbols indicate whether or not the townships have been subdivided by surveyors. Names of contracted surveyors...

5. Diagram of the State of Missouri Diagram of the State of Missouri 1838 Map of Missouri marked off into blocks of land, each six miles square, known as townships. Some clusters of townships are labeled with names of contracting surveyors. Map indicates the old west boundary...

6. Field Notes of the Survey of the Cherokee Lands Field Notes of the Survey of the Cherokee Lands 1836-1837 The second item on this roll of microfilm is the "Field Notes of the Survey of the Cherokee Lands, surveyed in 1836-7 by John C. McCoy." This item contains 43 handwritten pages and is signed by John C....

7. Gass's Journal of the Travels of a Corps of Discovery, from the Mouth of the Missouri through the Interior Gass's Journal of the Travels of a Corps of Discovery, from the Mouth of the Missouri through the Interior Parts of North America February 1809 Book review of "A Journal of the Voyages and Travels of a Corps of Discovery" by Patrick Gass, "one of the Persons employed in the Expedition." Description of their voyage from Saint Louis along the Missouri...

8. Kansas City--An Illustrated Review of Its Progress and Importance Kansas City--An Illustrated Review of Its Progress and Importance May//1886 Entry describing the business of "Tuttle & Pike, civil engineers and surveyors, reconnoisance [sic], railroad and hydraulic engineering, subdivision surveys, estimates, maps and blue prints, 38 Wales Building."...

9. KCResources, page 106 KCResources, page 106

10. Man Lying In Grass Man Lying In Grass July 14, 1915 Man identified as A. W. Graham, Deputy Co. Surveyor, lying in grass, smoking a pipe and smiling.

11. Plotting the Missouri Landscape: Modern Technology Preserves the Work of the State's First Surveyors Plotting the Missouri Landscape: Modern Technology Preserves the Work of the State's First Surveyors October 2005 Geographers at the University of Missouri at Columbia have been working to create digital maps of those made by the state's first surveyors. ''In 1815, federally commissioned surveyors began blocking off...

12. Register of the Society of Sons of the Revolution in the State of Missouri Register of the Society of Sons of the Revolution in the State of Missouri 1903 Photo and bio of Franklin Fanning (1832-1903), "one of the oldest railroad surveyors in the United States."

13. Surveyor On Holke Road Surveyor On Holke Road September 8, 1915 Surveyor identified as W.E.T. standing on Holke Road with equipment writing in book. Photo described as On Holke Road. W.E.T., Co. surveyor's gang.

14. The Reverend Isaac McCoy The Reverend Isaac McCoy October/3/1921 Mention and footnote about brothers John Calvin McCoy and Dr. Rice McCoy as surveyors with their father Isaac McCoy of "a military reservation of about eleven sections of land, including the small post...

15. Transportation Photograph Scrapbook Finding Aid Transportation Photograph Scrapbook Finding Aid 1910-1917 (bulk 1915) The collection includes 549 negatives and 318 original prints of images taken in the 1910s focusing on railroads and transportation and rural and urban life. The geographic scope is the Midwest, primarily...

16. William Gordon William Gordon 1972 Chapter of the book about William Gordon, "a surveyor, a clerk, a trader, a trapper, and an Indian affairs officer," supposedly a native of Virginia and War of 1812 veteran, in Saint Louis by 1818 and...