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A City Divided: Kansas City in the 19th Century
Third in a monthly series of special sections of the Star on Kansas City history. Focus on the 1850s-1860s, during the destructive but pivotal times of war over slavery in the Kansas City area.
A City Without Slums: Urban Renewal, Public Housing, and Downtown Revitalization in Kansas City, Missouri
The author draws upon archival data, newspaper articles, government reports, interviews and other documents in order to examine the origin, local implementation, and segregative effects of urban renewal...
A Country Doctor of Kansas in National Spotlight Today
Photos and biographical article about Dr. Charles Hoover, a 76-year-old physician in Overbrook, Kansas, "68 miles west of Kansas City in Osage County," Kansas, featured on the national television show...
A County and a Kingdom: Callawegians Won Their Freedom without a Fight
History of Callaway County from 1860, its beginning as an individual "kingdom" during the Civil War. Description of battles and the nature of the pro-slavery "Kingdom of Callaway," including Fulton, Missouri....
A Dreadful Battle
Story of an almost unknown and almost injury-free Civil War skirmish on Painter Creek in north central Missouri, in 1862 and involving "General Joseph Porter of Price's army," following a battle at Kirksville,...
A Famous Suit: Descendants of Joseph Smith at War in the Courts
Article about the court decision to grant the temple lot in Independence to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
A Father's Day to Remember
June 17-23, 2011
Article reports that Rev. Joe Haskins received his Purple Heart after waiting 58 years. Haskins fought in the Korean War and has tried to get the award from every president since 1956. Under President...
A Fight to Save Where They Fought
July 3, 2012
Article on the Monnett Battle of Westport Fund and their attempts to acquire land of the Big Blue Battlefield north of Swope Park. The fund controls more than half of the area near the Blue River where...
A Forgotten Battle In a Region Ignored...Pea Ridge, or Elkhorn Tavern Arkansas--March 7-8, 1862: The Campaign, the Battle, and the Men Who Fought for the Fate of Missouri
Article describes a battle that the author feels has largely been ignored in Civil War literature. Although the battle of Pea Ridge took place in Arkansas, it was decisive in determining which way Missouri...
A Forgotten Legacy: Hundreds of Foreign Miners Were Ostracized by Their Communities
Story about the rioting in 1917 at the St. Louis Refining & Smelting Company plant in Flat River, involving violence against foreign mine workers from Eastern Europe by Americans fearing the World War...
A Great American: A Tribute to General John Joseph Pershing
Book (with numerous photos) about General John Joseph Pershing, or John Pershing, America's commanding general in France during World War I (appearing at the dedication of the World War I Liberty Memorial...
A History of Pioneer Families of Missouri, with Numerous Sketches, Anecdotes, Adventurers, etc., Relating to Early Days in Missouri
Description of the war "between rival organizations [organized for the purpose of breaking up a band of horse thieves and counterfeiters] in the two counties [Lincoln and Saint Charles, Missouri], beginning...
A History of the Missouri State Guard With Gen. Parsons East of the River
October 1, 2004
By April 8th, the Army of the West, while on the journey across the State of Arkansas, had reached Des Arc, Ark. On this date, Major General Sterling Price resigned his commission as commander of the Missouri...
A History of the Missouri Synod's Participation in the Military Chaplaincy, Part 1
First of a series of articles about the history of Lutheran Churches in the Missouri Synod and their participation in the military as chaplains, with this part covering the War of 1812 up to but not including...
A Home Has Lively History
Article about the house of Jerubal Dorman, built in 1852 by him in Clinton, Missouri. Copy of a painting depicting the house, Dorman, and Governor Crittenden, with description of its use as a hideout and...
A. J. Stephens
File contains a biographical article with illustrations about A. J. Stephens (ca. 1889-1980), millionaire owner of the Basswood estate near Liberty, Missouri. Manufacturer of rubber at Truman and Chestnut...
A Joseph Orville Shelby Letter
Letter (written in 1888) with editorial commentary from General Joseph Orville Shelby, or Joseph Shelby, to Major C. C. Rainwater about some of his Civil War stories as a former Confederate general in...
A Lady of Arcadia: The Doomed Garrison of Pilot Knob, and How It Was Saved
Photos, illustrations, map, and article about the Civil War Battle of Pilot Knob in 1864 at Pilot Knob, Missouri, "situated eighty-six miles south of the city of St. Louis." Description of various military...
A Letter from Daniel Geary
Mention of John Boarman "buil[ding] the first business house, south of the Levee on the south side of Third Street about 100 feet east of Main Street" in Kansas City, circa 1857. Description of the city...
A Letter from Reverend James S. Griffing
Account from October 23, 1864, showing possibility of various perspectives of the Battle of Westport.
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