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J H Buford
Q.: What Is the Personal History of W. E. Minor?
Biographical article about Dr. William Minor (1865-1928), a local physician and posthumous namesake of William E. Minor Park at Holmes and Red Bridge Roads.
Public Prairies of Missouri
Report on the public prairies in the state of Missouri with their definitions determined by soil and vegetation type and showing their locations on several maps, mostly in the flat areas of the southwest...
Proposed Union Station
An old post card from about 1908 shows the proposed Union Station, Kansas City, Mo. with a design that was never executed.
Priests of Pallas, Night
Postcard of float from the 1909 Priests of Pallas Parade
Since the National Register of Historic Places was implemented in 1966, Missouri "has been at the forefront of all states in preserving structures that qualify to be listed" and "was among the first to...
POWs in Missouri
Overview of the four major POW camps in Missouri: Camp Crowder in Neosho, Camp Clark in Nevada, Fort Leonard Wood, and Weingarten, south of St. Louis. Sidebar includes list of camps located in Missouri...
Postcard of corner at 9th and Walnut Streets with the old post office building in the background
Portraits of the Plains: The Photographs of F.M. Steele
Francis Marion Steele was an itinerant photographer capturing primarily rural, cowboy and ranching scenes of the Great Plains region during the late 19th and early 20th century. States included Kansas,...
Plains Indian Women and Interracial Marriage in the Upper Missouri Trade, 1804-1868
Statement before article says "Although Indian women remain invisible in most histories of the American fur trade, innumerable Native women became involved in the Upper Missouri trade through interracial...
Material pertaining to the Zebulon Pike Southwestern Expedition. The items include a brief author's note describing the temperature scale used by the Pike party (Reaumur), a review of a 2005 Pike-related...
Looking east along 11th from Main, in winter.
Looking east along 11th from Main, in winter. Street outfitted with Christmas decorations.
Penn Valley Park, Winter Scene
Postcard of Winter Scene at Penn Valley Park
Peace Officer's Long Career Bridged Era from Cow Towns to Gangsters
Book review of "Marshal of the Last Frontier" by Zoe Tilghman about her father, William Matthew Tilghman, or William Tilghman (1854-1923 ca.), " years a peace officer on the old frontier." Native of...
Paseo, Public Bath House
Postcard of Public Bath House at Truman Road and the Paseo
Partners: American Agriculture and the Kansas City Board of Trade
History and description of the Kansas City Board of Trade, the world leader in the hard winter wheat market.
P4 Frank Ford Photograph Collection Finding Aid
The collection's 117 developed photographs and 51 glass plate negatives show scenes from around the turn of the twentieth century by local amateur photographer, Frank S. Ford. They include photographs...
On the Night of the 24th of December 1855. ..
Oklahoma Indian and Cowboy Views, Photograph 02
Photograph two of twenty-four in Collection of Oklahoma Indian and Cowboy Views [ca. 1889] by William S. Prettyman and George B. Cornish. It is titled "Mud Lodge Indians' Winter House" and shows a Pawnee...
Obscenity in Kansas
Article on the obscenity trial of Henry J. Haldeman. Haldeman’s father, Emauneul Haldeman-Julius, ran a successful mail order publishing company out of Girard, Kansas between 1919 and 1945, printing...
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