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1. Abilene: The First Queen of the Cowtowns Abilene: The First Queen of the Cowtowns January/February 2007 Brief article describing the founding of Abilene, Kansas, including a photograph of the town in the early 1870's. The author writes that Abilene was named after "the Biblical city of the plains."

2. Biography of Henry Van Brunt (1836-1903), Architect Biography of Henry Van Brunt (1836-1903), Architect 1999

3. Bridge Over Troubled Water Bridge Over Troubled Water August 2008 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...

4. Delaware Lands Belonging to the Union Pacific Rail Way Company, Eastern Division Delaware Lands Belonging to the Union Pacific Rail Way Company, Eastern Division ca. 1867 Map of ceded Delaware lands in Kansas, which the Union Pacific, Eastern Division was selling to settlers at the time of the map's creation. Residences of individuals, apparently tribal officials, are indicated,...

5. Drawing of Transcontinental Railroad Completion Drawing of Transcontinental Railroad Completion Crowds in and around trains at the completion of the first transcontinental railroad.

6. Early Days on the Union Pacific Early Days on the Union Pacific 1910 Article (written by a resident of Kansas City, Kansas) about the origins and construction of the Union Pacific Railroad from Wyandotte, Kansas (part of Kansas City, Kansas) to Denver in the middle to late...

7. Early Years of the Railroad in Kansas Early Years of the Railroad in Kansas 2004 Chapter of book detailing the impact of railroad on the development of cities and towns in Kansas. Of particular interest is the chapter's early section depicting the competition between towns in eastern...

8. Fairfax Industrial District Fairfax Industrial District ca. 1920 Map of Kansas City metropolitan area, centered on the Fairfax district, showing Union Pacific lines, connecting railways, principal streets to and from district. Reverse side promotes the district and...

9. First Railroads in Kansas City First Railroads in Kansas City March 15, 1905 The Union Pacific railroad, the first to enter Kansas City, was opened as far as Lawrence, Kansas, in December, 1864. The next to come was the Missouri Pacific, which was opened for business in October,...

10. Fred Doggett Fred Doggett 1902 Photo and bio of Frederick Doggett, manager of the Blossom House hotel. He was born in Chicago in 1856, moved to Colorado and then Kansas City in 1878 and was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad and...

11. Gillham Genius Helped Build the City Gillham Genius Helped Build the City May/1/1969 Description of the elevated railway from Union Depot to Kansas City, Kansas, engineered by Robert Gillham and promoted by Colonel David Morgan Edgerton, or D. M. Edgerton, "an easterner who originally...

12. Henry Van Brunt of the Architectural Firm of Van Brunt and Howe: The Kansas City Years Henry Van Brunt of the Architectural Firm of Van Brunt and Howe: The Kansas City Years 1976 A 133-page typewritten thesis toward a master's degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City about the architectural firm of Van Brunt & Howe and its partners, Henry Van Brunt (1832-1903), a nationally...

13. Howard Austin Howard Austin 1938 Biographical sketch of Howard Austin, manager of the Kansas City Ordinary Agency of the Prudential Insurance Company of America in the Fidelity Building, starting with the company in 1904, previously associated...

14. Improving Municipal Administration: Largest Municipal Market Terminal Opened Improving Municipal Administration: Largest Municipal Market Terminal Opened February//1940 Article about the opening of "one of the largest wholesale fruit and vegetable markets in the country" at "the raised levee where the Kaw and the Missouri Rivers meet" in Kansas City, Kansas. "[B]uilt...

15. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of Albert Smith (1843-1895), a merchant, railroad agent, and realtor of Kansas City. Native of Buffalo raised here and becoming a general freight agent of the Union Pacific Railroad...

16. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of Francis Colton, a pioneer travel agent born in Maine in 1834, becoming "United States consul to Venice, Italy, from 1866 to 1869" and foreign agent to China for the Union Pacific...

17. KCResources, page 101 KCResources, page 101

18. Killing of Samuel Hallett: Early Railroad Executive Killing of Samuel Hallett: Early Railroad Executive 2012 Article about "one of the most notorious and highly reported killings in the early history of Wyandotte County" that occured on July 28, 1864. Samuel Hallet, a successful railroad developer, was involved...

19. Missouri Business Firms Missouri Business Firms File contains a list of Missouri firms in business for over 100 years in 1970, including several in Kansas City, Weston (only McCormick Distillery since 1844), and Saint Joseph, etc.

20. Nothing like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869 Nothing like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869 2000 Descriptions of Grenville Dodge (1831-1916), "a Union general who was the chief engineer of the Union Pacific and could be called America's greatest railroad-builder."