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1. "A Damned Tight Place": General Jeff Thompson Confronts the Federals at Fredericktown, Missouri "A Damned Tight Place": General Jeff Thompson Confronts the Federals at Fredericktown, Missouri April 2009 Article describes and analyzes the Battle of Fredericktown, fought October 21, 1861. While a relatively small battle, "devoid of long-term strategic importance," it was the only significant battle in southeastern...

2. 1941 Highway Map of Jackson County, Missouri 1941 Highway Map of Jackson County, Missouri 1941 Map of county, state and United States roads in Jackson County, Missouri, including rural schools, churches and cemeteries. Legend includes conditions of roads. Regional map of Kansas City on back.

3. 1941 Highway Map of Jackson County, Missouri 1941 Highway Map of Jackson County, Missouri 1941 Map of county, state and United States roads in Jackson County, Missouri, including rural schools, churches and cemeteries. Legend includes conditions of roads. Regional map of Kansas City on back.

4. A Biography of Joseph Smith Thompson A Biography of Joseph Smith Thompson [2004] This 11-page paper includes in narrative form a history of William McMillan Thompson and his son Joseph Smith Thompson. The family had Scottish origins, came to America and were involved with the Mormon...

5. A Child's Recollections of the Battle of Old Westport A Child's Recollections of the Battle of Old Westport December 1922 Childhood recollections of the author (Mrs. Bridget Dixon Turgeon, or Bridget Turgeon) from the Battle of Westport in the Civil War from her father's (Hugh Dixon) grocery store at "4056 Penn Street" or...

6. A Journey to Missouri in 1822 A Journey to Missouri in 1822 October/3/1921 Description of the original settlement of "the town of Wyandotte City," or "what is now Kansas City, Kansas," made up mostly of Wyandotte Indians, in the 1840s.

7. A Journey to Missouri in 1822 A Journey to Missouri in 1822 October/3/1921 Mention of Mathew Mudeater as one of the Wyandotte Indians settling Wyandotte, Kansas, in the 1840s.

8. A Journey to Missouri in 1822 A Journey to Missouri in 1822 October/3/1921 Description of the overland journey of the family of William Chick, including his son, the author, from Virginia to Missouri in 1822 by wagon, being flooded out in 1826 on the Missouri River near Glasgow,...

9. A Journey to Missouri in 1822 A Journey to Missouri in 1822 October/3/1921 Mention of Silas Armstrong and Joel Walker as being among "the prominent men of the tribe [Wyandotte Indians]" engaging in business on the Missouri side of Kansas City in the 1840s.

10. A Journey to Missouri in 1822 A Journey to Missouri in 1822 October/ 3/1921 Mention of James Hunter as proprietor of "a saddler's shop" in Westport during the late 1830s or early 1840s, at a time of no other "businesses houses" there except for "dram shops" and the store of William...

11. A Journey to Missouri in 1822 A Journey to Missouri in 1822 October/3/1921 Mention of the Clark family and the Garret family as among the most prominent of the Wyandotte Indians in Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas, in the 1840s.

12. A Library Moves into a Community Center A Library Moves into a Community Center October//1940 Photos and article about the installment of "[a] branch of the Kansas City Public Library" into the Jewish Community Center, also home to the Resident Theater, "fast becoming an outstanding Little Theater...

13. A Panoramic View of the "Lost" Townships A Panoramic View of the "Lost" Townships July 1965 References and short descriptions of the depopulating effects on Jackson County, Missouri, of Order Number 11 in 1863, especially affecting rural residents, mostly Southern sympathizers at the time.

14. A Short History of the Shawnee Methodist Mission A Short History of the Shawnee Methodist Mission October 1924 Article about experiences at Methodist Shawnee Indian missions (written by Reverend Joab Spencer, one of its missionaries) of preachers and teachers such as Reverend Thomas Johnson (1802-1865), Reverend...

15. A Short History of the Shawnee Methodist Mission A Short History of the Shawnee Methodist Mission October 1924 Mention of W. M. Ketron as assistant to Reverend Thomas Johnson "as Presiding Elder" at an Indian conference in Arrow Rock, Missouri, in 1835.

16. A Tribute to Mrs. William Rockhill Nelson A Tribute to Mrs. William Rockhill Nelson December 1922 Speech given by J. C. Nichols before the Missouri Valley Historical Society about the contributions of Ida Houston Nelson, or Ida Nelson (Mrs. William Rockhill Nelson) and the need to honor her memory...

17. A Young Girl in the Missouri Border War A Young Girl in the Missouri Border War October 1963 Article reprints a series of letters written by teen-ager Laura Brown in Missouri mostly during the Civil War time period. The first letter is dated July 28, 1859, and the last November 29, 1864. Includes...

18. Advertising Card Collection Finding Aid Advertising Card Collection Finding Aid ca. 1860-1910s Collection of cards used for advertising purposes in the late 19th century. Includes colorful illustrations for many types of products. The over 600 cards from Kansas City businesses have been digitized....

19. African-Americans in Medicine: The Founding and History of Douglass Hospital African-Americans in Medicine: The Founding and History of Douglass Hospital Spring//1996 Article about the history of Douglass Hospital, a black health care institution founded in 1899 by Dr. Solomon Thompson. Description of its founding location at 312 Washington Boulevard and subsequent...

20. Agency Chief's 'Resignation' Stirs Debate Agency Chief's 'Resignation' Stirs Debate June 29, 1986 News article about Vernon Thompson, a candidate for the Missouri House of Representatives and former executive director of the Citizens Housing Information Council, an agency that weatherproofs and re-models...