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U.s Geological Survey
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
J Mark Alley
Rand Mcnally and Compa...
"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....
"If the Lord's Willing and the Creek Don't Rise"
Title continues: "Flood Control and the Displaced Rural Communities of Irving and Broughton, Kansas." This study looks at the displacement of two Kansas towns and the residents involved, as a result of...
1924 Road Map of Jackson County, MO.
Black and white map shows different types of roads (macadam, graded, oiled, and earth) as well as railroads, electric lines, section lines, towns, and streams.
1963 Highway Map of Jackson County, Missouri
Road map of Jackson County, Missouri depicting U.S., state, and county highways. Map also shows towns, smaller roads within towns outside Kansas City city limits, parks, bodies of water, schools, churches,...
A Boom Town Derailed
Photo and article about the town of Meta, Missouri, a "former railroad town, 24 miles south of Jefferson City." Incorporated in 1904 and ruined during the loss of its railroad connection during the Great...
A Famous Old Crossing on the Santa Fe Trail
Photos and article about the history of the town of Council Grove, Kansas, a "famous crossing of the old Santa Fe Trail" since its first use as a crossing of the Neosho River in 1825 by Major George Sibley....
A Map Exhibiting the Locality of the Nebraska Gold Mines and the Routes Thereto
Map of Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, as well as Nebraska and Kansas Territories, showing railroad routes from Chicago, Saint Louis, and other towns to the Missouri River, past which various roads heading to...
A Map of Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland with the Parts Adjacent
Engraved map of four eastern seaboard states, indicating mountain ranges, rivers, streams, cities, towns and roads. Federal City, Baltimore and Philadelphia are featured.
A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo.
Biographical sketch of Dr. Mark Edgerton, "ex-dean and professor of materia medica in the Kansas City Homeopathic Medical College," born in New York in 1854 and moving to several towns before arriving...
A New Map of Kentucky
1846 (reprinted ca. 1960)
Map of Kentucky showing counties, towns, roads, and distances between towns, with insets showing the falls of Ohio, the Lexington area, and the Clarksburg area in 1846.
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 New Map of New Hampshire
Engraved map of New Hampshire indicating counties, towns, rivers, streams, and mountains. Published by Bradford and Read in Boston, 1813.
A Place in History: Past Villages and Communities in Johnson County
Article about some towns, villages, and communities that no longer exist in Johnson County, Kansas, such as Monticello, Princeton, Oxford, Aubry, Lexington, McCamish, Lanesfield, Squiresville, Wilder,...
A Race for Sixty Millions
Article about the race among railroads toward "three million acres of Oklahoma's most fertile territory," worth 60 million dollars for the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad, "the expectant recipient" from...
A Reminder of What Small Towns Can Be: Downtown Clinton, Mo., Is a Model of Reclaimed History
Photos, map, and article about Clinton, Missouri (county seat of Henry County and named for DeWitt Clinton), a town 75 miles southeast of Kansas City "honored as an 'All-American City,' one of 10 cities....
A Short Biographical Sketch of Lilburn W. Boggs, by His Son
Biographical article about Lilburn Boggs (1792-1860), "Ex-Governor of the State of Missouri" from 1836 to 1840 and a former Santa Fe trader in Independence, Missouri. Native of Kentucky moving to Saint...
A Short Ride On the First Railroad West of the Mississippi
Article tells about the establishment of the Independence and Missouri River Railroad Company which built the first railroad in Missouri, starting in 1848. Independence extended its city limits north to...
A Sketch of the Vice Royalty Exhibiting the Several Provinces and Its Approximation to the Internal Provinces of New Spain
Map of territory in North America, specifically Mexico under the government of Spain, including roads, capitals of provinces, Spanish villages, Indian towns, etc.
A Tale of Two Cities
January 29, 2006
Article profiles two towns named Edgerton, both near Kansas City. Edgerton, Kansas is thriving because of suburbanites seeking small town life while Edgerton, Missouri is just surviving.
A Trip to Missouri Wine Country
Review of wineries in Missouri, with some history and description of towns in the "Missouri wine country," with photos.
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