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Fred L Lee
Lewis and Clark in Missouri Part 1: The Missouri River Then and Now
February 1, 2003
This article begins a series of seven to be compiled in a book about the Lewis and Clark expedition. This first one addresses the Missouri River, as it was during the expedition and as it is today, including...
Letter to Friend Dixon
January 26, 1863
This letter is written from a hospital room. Letter writer describes how he feels about war and the Emancipation Proclamation. It is incomplete with last page(s) missing. Full text of the letter is transcribed...
Letter to Brother and Sister
November 23, 1862
Letter written by Louis A. Myers who was a member of the 3rd West Virginia Infantry and the 6th West Virginia Calvary. Very descriptive of the horror and glory of war.
Letter From John Thompson and Mary Jane Peery
January 5, 1871
Letter written from near Kansas City by John Thompson Peery and his wife Mary Jane Chick Johnson Peery. Includes a short reference to the growth of Kansas City, to the Scarritt family, and to Rev. Peery's...
Let the Good Times Roll
Large photos and article about Kansas City's primary urban identity as a transportation center or "depot city." History of the Kansas City area back to the Ice Age through the building of the Hannibal...
Leeds, MO, 37th Street
Postcard of 37th Street in Leeds, MO
Leading the "Father"
Article about the Villasur Expedition of 1720 from the Pawnee perspective, "who likely would have seen the Spaniards more as Cuartelejo and Paloma Apache allies than French enemies."
Lawmaker, Lawbreaker: Henry Newton Brown
Short account of the career of Henry Newton Brown, who served as City Marshall of Caldwell, Kansas, before being captured during a failed bank robbery and excuted in April of 1884. Brown, a native of Missouri,...
Landscapes of Removal and Resistance, Edwin James's Nineteenth-Century Cross-Cultural Collaborations
Article discusses Edwin James's early career as botanist on the Long expedition to the Rocky Mountains and his collaborative works with John Tanner as well as Stephen H. Long. According to the author,...
Lackman Thompson Farm
Article with photograph of the Lackman Thompson home, located at 11180 Lackman Road. This home was placed on the Register of Historic Kansas paces in 1992. In 1901 William Lackman started an interurban...
Kit Carson Gun
Article describes the various firearms carried by Kit Carson during his career as a fur trader and guide. The author mentions his S. Hawken rifle, his Golcher and Butler of Philadelphia rifle, and his...
Keepers of the Plains
Article describes various museums and locations of interest in Kansas pertaining to local Native American history.
Kearney Residence in Winter
Full frontal and side view in winter.
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KC Exchange to Mark Its 150th Anniversary
November 7, 2006
Article reports on the 150th anniversary of the Kansas City Board of Trade, celebrated in a gala event at Union Station on November 10, 2006. The author writes that the Board of Trade was founded in 1856...
KC Board of Trade's New Futures: Scale and Big Changes
October 19-25, 2012
The Kansas City Board of Trade was aquired by CME Group for $126 million dollars. Founded in 1856, the KCBT is the city's "oldest continuously operating business," and oversees all trading of Hard Red...
Kansas City: City of Fountains
Tours the fountains and outdoor sculpture of Kansas City. No other city has so many fountains except Rome, Italy. Provides historical information and describes various fountains and historical statues....
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