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The Kansas City Star
George Fuller Green
Daughters of the Ameri...
'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....
A Geographical History of the Santa Fe Trail
An essay detailing the Santa Fe Trail that spanned from Santa Fe, New Mexico on the western end and the various accounts of where it may have ended on the eastern end, oftentimes being noted as Independence,...
A Guide to the New Foot Trails and Bridle Paths in Mission Hills and Indian Hills Country Club District
Trails in the Mission Hills and Indian Hills area, shown in color.
A Map of the Indian Territory, Northern Texas, and New Mexico, Showing the Great Western Prairies
Photo reprint of a map showing westward routes, locations of Indian tribes in the middle west and western United States in 1844, and some particular notations which probably refer to details of Josiah...
A President, a Church, and Trails West
Continuation of title, "Competing Histories in Independence, Missouri." The author Jon E. Taylor, former historian for the Harry S Truman National Historic Site in Independence, Missouri, examines how...
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.
Alfred Jacob Miller
Illustrations and information on Alfred Jacob Miller, or Alfred Miller (1810-1874), a native of Baltimore and a painter and explorer of western scenes on the Overland Trail (or Oregon Trail) leaving out...
An Illustrated Historical Map of the City of Kansas
Title continues: "Official name of Kansas City, Mo. 1853-89." Outline map showing counties, some waterways, roads, and trails, with text and drawings illustrating historical events. Includes a chronology...
An Illustrated Historical Map of the City of Kansas, Revised
Title continues: "Official Name of Kansas City, Mo. 1853-'89."
Revised edition of map published in 1939 that has an outline map showing counties, some waterways, roads, and trails, with text and...
Big Muddy Gets a New Moniker
September 23, 2006
The article states that "Gov. Matt Blunt announced Friday that the state would designate the 552 miles of the Missouri River running from the Iowa state line to the Mississippi River in St. Louis as the...
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Article reviews the political struggle over the fate of the Katy Bridge at Boonville. The bridge for the MKT (Missouri-Kansas-Texas) railroad was built in 1932 and at the time was the largest lift-span...
Building the Santa Fe Road
Proposed by Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton in 1825, the Santa Fe Road was intended to provide traders with the protection of the U.S. government as they crossed from Fort Osage to the Arkansas River...
Dreams of Gold on the Starvation Trail
Join Candy Moulton as she travels the Smoky Hill Trail from Kansas City to Pike's Peak region in Colorado once used by gold seekers in the late 1850s. "Lack of knowledge about distance and weather conditions"...
Etched in Time: Overland Memories of Johnson County
The early emigrants going west on the Oregon-California Trail and Santa Fe Trail came through Johnson County, Kansas. Diary entries describe the terrain. Two of the most common campsites were Sapling Grove,...
Even the Longest Ride Begins with a Single Pedal
November 21, 2010
Review of improvement of bicycle trails throughout the region with a chart of bike lanes "Before 2010," those "Already Constructed in 2010," and those "Funded and Under Design." "Kansas City entered 2010...
Following Mountain Man Jim Bridger
The author traces Jim Bridger's trail beginning in Billings, Montana. Bridger is considered "the most famous mountain man" next to Kit Carson. As a fur trader, Bridger trapped throughout the northern Rocky...
For the Love of Pine
Twin Pines Conservation Education Center opened January 1, 2008. lLcated in the Ozarks between Sikeston and Springfield on Highway 60, it is Missouri's only rural nature center. The 452-acre outdoor classroom...
Fort Wallace and Its Relation to the Frontier
According to the article, "Fort Wallace was the last and most western military post of any permanency in Kansas." It was established in September of 1865 near Pond's Creek Station on the Butterfield Overland...
Gallup's Official Auto Route and Highway Map of Kansas
Road map of Kansas, including a numbered index of trails, roads, etc. Verso contains map of the transcontinental highways of the United States.
Gallup's Official Auto Route and Highway Map of Missouri
Map of Missouri including trail markers and symbols.
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