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A Pioneer of 1842
Autobiographical letter by William Gilpin about his background leading up to his being the first territorial governor of Colorado, written some time after the Civil War, and describing his ties to the...
A Place to Honor and Remember
April 21, 2006
A Korean War Veterans Memorial is to be located on the southwest corner of 119th Street and Lowell Avenue in Overland Park. The groundbreaking ceremonies will be Saturday, April 22, 2006 with U.S. Congressman...
A Postscript to the Founding of New Madrid
Short article about and journal account by James M. Morgan, a great-grandson of New Madrid's founder, George Morgan, relating his burning of the town in 1862 during a Civil War battle.
A Rebel Child of Civil War Days: Frances M. Lipscomb Hickman
Biographical article about Frances M. Lipscomb Hickman, or Frances Hickman "of Independence," granddaughter of John Harris (of the Harris House hotel in Westport). Born "a mile south of Dallas, Missouri,"...
A Reporter at Large: The War in Kansas
Extracts from an extensive article about the effects of the Vietnam War in the state of Kansas (written by former Kansas Citian author Calvin Trillin) with descriptions of Kansas City and nearby Lawrence,...
A Roof over Their Heads
Article about the canvases and related military fabric production done in Kansas City for the war effort.
A Rugged Ozarks Resident at 83 Tells Tales of a Pioneer Neighbor's Prowess
Biographical article about Jacob Coonce (1806-1878), a hunter and soldier from Saint Clair County, Missouri, building that region's first cabin in 1831 and moving around 1832 to Jackson County near Brush...
A Savage Conflict: The Decisive Role of Guerrillas in the American Civil War
This book "is the first work to treat guerrilla warfare as critical to understanding the course and outcome of the Civil War." The author "argues that guerrilla warfare took a large toll on the Confederate...
A Sorry Free State
Article describes the past and present of the Quindaro area of Kansas City, Kansas. Quindaro was an anti-slavery town before and during the Civil War, and a crossing place on the Missouri River for runaway...
A Story of Brave Kansans
Story of "the greatest crisis ever faced in Kansas and the most interesting and heroic battle fought by the army of the West in the Civil War."
A Study in Missouri Politics, 1840-1870
January 1, 1927
This is a three part article concerning the topic of politics in the state of Missouri leading up to the Civil War and just afterwards. The first article deals with party disruption occurring in the period...
A Study of Confusion: Missouri's Immigration Program, 1865-1916
Article explores the topic of immigration in Missouri after the Civil War and to 1916. It includes state plans, promotions, literature, organizations or societies, railroad involvement, etc.
A Tale of Two Cities
Article comparing Kansas City, Missouri, to Houston, Texas, in 1928, pointing out the following prominent urban features of Kansas City: one first-class Union Station, one beautiful war memorial, 550,000...
A Tale of Two Soldiers
March 2-8, 2006
Article profiling two Kansas Citians and their experiences as servicemen during and after the Iraq War. Pfc. Tomas Young and Pvt. Riley Soden were both wounded in Iraq, and returned home to the Kansas...
A Thrilling Record: Founded on Facts and Observations Obtained during Ten Days' Experience with Col. Wm. T. Anderson, the Notorious Guerrilla Chieftain
Booklet about the guerrilla warfare activities of William T. "Bloody Bill" Anderson, or Bloody Bill Anderson, during the Civil War, including the massacre at Centralia, Missouri, from "the lips of a participant,...
A True Story of the Border War
Reprint from the Monroe County Appeal newspaper of Paris, Missouri, from April 1921 about the author's experience as a Missouri militia member defending the area of New Santa Fe, Missouri, (south of Westport)...
A Vest-Pocket Geography
Illustrated map and description of the history of different regions of Missouri, including the Kansas City area as "the jumping-off place of the Oregon Trail" and the Santa Fe Trail and "unofficial starting...
A Visit To The Poor Farm: How Jackson County Cares For Her Helpless Wards
July 29, 1890
The subheading reads: "A Description of the Building and Something of the Inmates--The County Judges Contemplate Further Improvements--Two Jay Goulds Happy With Their Imaginary Riches--Some Pathetic Cases...
A Visit with Ike Davis--The Mayor-Elect Gets Set for His Big New Job
Biographical article about the new and 48th mayor of Kansas City, Ilus Davis, with photos and discussion of his ideas for the city. Description of his life and career, born in Kansas City in 1917 at 27th...
A War Is Being Waged Against Rape in Kansas City!
Article about Kansas City's high rate of rape yet "one of the most innovative cities in creating community education measures and treatment centers," with facilities such as the Rape Treatment Center at...
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