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1. 'Fraud All the Way Through': The First Kansas City Waterworks 'Fraud All the Way Through': The First Kansas City Waterworks January 2014 Overview of the construction, fraud, and public scandal of the Kansas City waterworks. Beginning with the planning and building stages in 1873, and ending with a period of litigation and lawsuits that...

2. 150 Facts About Kansas City 150 Facts About Kansas City 2000 List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.

3. Chesterfield Quadrangle Chesterfield Quadrangle 1947 Topographical map of St. Louis and St. Charles counties in Missouri bordering the Missouri River. Map depicts the St. Louis City and St. Louis County WaterWorks, schools, churches, local highways and other...

4. Confederate Military History [and Extended Edition] Confederate Military History [and Extended Edition] 1899 (1988 in second edition) Biographical sketch of Donald Allen, "a prominent railroad man of Kansas City," a Confederate soldier in the Civil War and starting in 1869 a trained engineer for railroads, waterworks, bridges, etc.

5. E. Kemper Carter E. Kemper Carter 1938 Biographical sketch of E. Kemper Carter, president of Carter-Waters Corporation at 2440 Pennway Street. He was born in 1884 in Saint Joseph, arriving in Kansas City in 1920 with the Sinclair Refining Company,...

6. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference 1901 Photo and bio of James O'Neill, "one of the leading business men of southwest Missouri, and president of the Webb City and Carterville Waterworks Company," born in New York in 1836 and moving to Missouri...

7. Encyclopedia of the History of the State of Missouri Encyclopedia of the History of the State of Missouri 1901 Photo and bio of Jeremiah Fruin, a building contractor in Saint Louis, born in Ireland and becoming an early baseball player in New York before moving to Saint Louis in 1861, working in the construction...

8. Exec Hired for Water Woes Exec Hired for Water Woes December 24, 2011 "Water main breaks set a record in 2011," nearly 1,700. The Kansas City Water Services Department hired Bill Downey as a program management consultant to address the problems.

9. Fred Coon Fred Coon 1908 Photo and bio of Fred Coon, "well known in connection with criminal law practice in the Kansas City courts," born in Mercer County, Missouri, in 1873, starting out as a teacher and school superintendent...

10. History of Kansas City, Missouri History of Kansas City, Missouri 1888 Portrait and biographical sketch of Dr. Thomas Bryan Lester, or Thomas Lester (1824-1888), a physician and medical writer teacher in Kansas City. Born in Virginia and serving the Union in the Mexican War...

11. Jackson County, Missouri: Its Opportunities and Resources Jackson County, Missouri: Its Opportunities and Resources 1926 Description, history, and photos of Independence, including photos of churches, schools, and other buildings, with description of recent and growing businesses and waterworks system.

12. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Photo and bio of S. Y. High, "superintendent of the waterworks of Kansas City," born in Pennsylvania in 1856 and coming to Kansas City in 1888 as superintendent of the Kansas City Nut & Bolt Company, "appointed...

13. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of Wynkoop Kiersted, "a civil engineer of Kansas City, born in New York in 1857 and coming to Kansas City in 1887, becoming "chief engineer of the Kansas City waterworks" and designer...

14. Men of Affairs in Greater Kansas City, 1912: A Newspaper Reference Work Men of Affairs in Greater Kansas City, 1912: A Newspaper Reference Work 1912 Photo and bio of Samuel High, "head of the municipal waterworks of Kansas City, Missouri," born in Pennsylvania in 1856 and serving for 16 years in Kansas City as "general superintendent of the Kansas...

15. Men Who Are Making Kansas City: A Biographical Dictionary Men Who Are Making Kansas City: A Biographical Dictionary 1902 Photo and bio of Stephen Michell, "a civil engineer" born in Ohio in 1863 and coming to Kansas City in as a child before overseeing "the construction of the Kansas City Belt Line" and the Kansas City "waterworks...

16. Missouri Democracy: A History of the Party and Its Representative Members--Past and Present Missouri Democracy: A History of the Party and Its Representative Members--Past and Present 1935 One paragraph of biography about James Nelson Burnes, or James Burnes (1827-1889), "a representative from Missouri," moving to Platte County, Missouri, from Indiana in 1837, graduating "from the Harvard...

17. Missouri River, Kansas City to Sioux City Missouri River, Kansas City to Sioux City 1922-1923 Map of a stretch of the Missouri River between the Hannibal Bridge in Kansas City, Missouri, and the Quindaro Bend. Shows river soundings and principal topographic features between bluffs, and indicates...

18. Paying the Water Bill: The Development of Water District #1 Paying the Water Bill: The Development of Water District #1 Fall 2009/Winter 2010 The article gives the history of Water District #1--"now known as WaterOne--" of Johnson County, Kansas. An 1962 map shows boundaries of the water district and its expansions since beginning to serve Johnson...

19. Register of the Society of Sons of the Revolution in the State of Missouri Register of the Society of Sons of the Revolution in the State of Missouri 1910-12 Photo and bio of Walter Bixby (1861-1912), a native of Ohio, moving to Springfield, Missouri, in 1906 as an electrician, then in 1908-1909 serving as the president of the Missouri Electric, Gas, Street...

20. Robert Askren Photograph Collection Finding Aid Robert Askren Photograph Collection Finding Aid circa 1870s-2005, bulk 1950-1980s Local photographer Robert G. Askren donated photographs and negatives to the Missouri Valley Special Collections in 2006. He worked for Harkins Commercial Photo Co. which he later purchased and renamed...