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Battle of Westport
Nettie Thompson Grove
William a Goff
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
Seth Ward Account Books
The collection consists of two account books and a few loose papers. The first volume lists notations of receipts and expenditures for both personal and professional expenses, covering 1865 and 1866. The...
National Honors for Westport Restaurant
The Bluestem restaurant and its chef Colby Garrelts were recognized as ''culinary luminaries'' by the Aquarium's Seafood Watch Program of the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.
Westport United Methodist
The Bell Still Rings After 150 Years of Life 1836-1986.
Sutter In Westport: Prelude For a Pioneer, Part I
The author states in the beginning of the article that "historians have largely relied again and again on just a few (not unbiased) chroniclers to depict Sutter's 1836-1838 Westport experience. Fortunately...
War and Politics: The Price Raid of 1864
The author presents circumstances and events that led up to Price's raid in Missouri in 1864. Details the route of the Confederates push into Missouri. Includes information on the Battle of Westport. The...
McLain's Battery and Price's 1864 Invasion: A Letter from Lt. Caleb S. Burdsal, Jr.
The article starts out, "The following letter, written by Lt. Caleb S. Burdsal, Jr., of McLain's Independence Colorado Battery to his father in Denver, Colorado, sheds new light on the military service...
Taking Steps To Record Steptoe, Westport's Vanishing African American Neighborhood
The African American community of Steptoe was located in Westport, Missouri. This article explores the name of the community and its growth after the Civil War. "The tiny hamlet in Westport known as Steptoe...
Spalding 1855 Map of Westport
The 1855 Spalding map of Westport, Missouri, which hangs in the Special Collections Department as of September 26, 1974, is on indefinite loan to the Kansas City Public Library from the Daughters of Old...
History Lost In Blaze
December 30, 2011
The 107-year old Westport Presbyterian Church caught fire on December 29, 2011, devastating the community gathering place. Being one of the oldest churches in Kansas City, the congregation has gathered...
Artist Was Always Available to Listen
July 14, 2008
The "Remembrances" section contains a tribute to local glass artist Gary E. Smith of Prairie Village who died June 28, 2008, at the age of 54. He came from a family of glassmakers who started and still...
Emily Louise Withers Potter
July 21, 2007
The "In Memoriam" column contains the obituary for Emily Louise Withers Potter who died February 25, 2007. "Emy Lou, as she was known, was the great-granddaughter of Abijah Withers, who was a homesteader...
Pryde's Old Westport
April 14, 2007
The "About Town" column features Pryde's Old Westport store, now run by the founders' daughter Louise Meyers. John and Connie Perucca started the store taking the name from Connie's middle name. The building...
An interview with Jeremiah Cameron
Tape recording interview with local educator Jeremiah Cameron. Interviewer: Milton Smith. Interview recorded April 11, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8...
Charles Robinson--Yankee '49er: His Journey to California
Tale of visiting Westport hotels during the time of a cholera outbreak.
Tuesday's Election--The Vote by Wards
Table showing the amounts of votes for Westport mayoral candidates by voting wards.
October 27, 2010
Summit Harvest is a community garden "program created by Summit United Methodist Church in conjunction with St. Luke's Healthcare East. They cultivated more than 3,000 pounds of fresh produce for Lee's...
Downtown Districts Reflect Individual Strengths
Summary and assessment of Kansas City downtown development at the end of 2009. Articles contain descriptions of activity in districts of the central city: The "Loop" (Central Business District); Government/East...
Pen and Sunlight Sketches of Greater Kansas City
Succinct description of the funeral service at 424 Westport Road.
Recollections of Old Times
Struggles related to setting up Kansas City's "first" public fair. Church funds raised greatly for a population of only 400 in the city.
Streetside Records to Shut Down
December 16, 2010
Streetside Records at 4128 Broadway in Westport will be closing in January. “The store was independently owned and operated as Pennylane Records until 1989, when it was bought by the Streetside chain,”...
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