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Battle of Westport
Nettie Thompson Grove
William a Goff
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
A Piece of KC's Past Is Rediscovered
November 28, 2003
Article details the recent suggestion that part of the original riverboat landing or wharf area on Kansas City's waterfront is visible. Geologist Richard Gentile thinks the exposed ledge that tilts toward...
A Pioneer Remembers
Autobiographical article about Edmund Lee, a western freighter born about 1841 in West Virginia as "a cousin of General Robert E. Lee" and moving to Sibley, Missouri, in 1853.
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 Sketch of My Life Written for My Children and a Buffalo Hunt in Nebraska in 1871
Autobiographical booklet by Charles Fessenden Morse, or Charles Morse, a real estate and railroad businessman in Kansas City in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Photos and description of his life and career,...
A Sketch of the Boone-Bent Families
Narrative article about the friendship between William Bent and Albert Boone and their families, by the author, a grandson of Albert G. Boone.
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 Swedish Christmas in Westport
Formerly known as the Swedish Baptist Church at 39th Terrace and Broadway Boulevard, retaining old Swedish traditions.
A touch of Guatemala in Westport.
March 18-24, 2004
Article discusses Central American Textile Company in Westport, owned by Jane E. Piper.
A Trapper's Tale: The Exciting Life of S. E. Ward Half a Century Ago
Biographical article about Seth Ward, a western trader and real estate investor of Westport and Independence, Missouri, featuring details of his Rocky Mountain career starting in 1838.
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 Water Experience. ..
Combination fountain and pool designed for children.
View of an abandoned automobile and foliage in the area of Southwest Trafficway and Roanoke Road north of Westport Road.
Full frontal view of lab; located at 540 Westport Road.
About Town: Westport Class Has 50th Reunion
Notice about the 50th class reunion of Westport High School (graduating in 1934) including Ewing Kauffman, "owner of the Kansas City Royals."
Above Suspicion: Rieger Declares Mr. Slavens Unfit for Mayor [and] Rieger, Journalist: A Scoop Planned, but a Stone Wall Stops the Execution
Articles about the upcoming mayoral election in Westport between James Rieger and James Slavens.
Account of the Battle of Westport and Early Memories of Kansas City
Photo and autobiographical article about the early Kansas City reminiscences of Mrs. Roma Johnson Wornall, or Roma Wornall (1846-1933), third wife of Westport pioneer John Bristow Wornall (1822-1892)....
Action Before Westport, 1864
Paintings of battlefields and photos of generals and strategic houses.
Collection of the "gold mine of errors" in a book review about the Platte River Road with several mistaken references to pioneer Kansas City and Westport names and places, including the name of Westport...
Adult Education Night Classes
File containing information (several brochures from the 1960s) on the evening high school education programs for adults held at Westport High School (315 East 39th Street), Central High School (3221 Indiana...
Aerial View of Kansas City, Missouri
Aerial photograph of one square mile of Kansas City, Missouri showing the area around 39th Street and Main Street. Westport Branch Library is visible. Map identified from set as Section 20, Township 49N,...
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