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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,...
Round Hill, Estate of Henry Flower
Article discusses the history of Round Hill, the estate of Henry C. Flower, which became Notre Dame de Sion School. The school has recently announced plans t demolish the original Flower house.
Where the Gem Sparkles Yet: The History of the Grave of Belle Star
Article documents the history of Belle Starr's grave site. The author begins at her death on February 3, 1889, and concludes by covering efforts to restore the site begun in 2010.
''Praising My People''
Article examines newspaper coverage in Wichita, Kansas, during the early 1930s to show the media's response to the increasing inter-racial athletic scene. The Kansas City Monarchs are mentioned several...
Missouri Designers Stitch Past into Modern Fashion
Article focusing on the garment industry in Missouri, both past and present, featuring some Kansas City designers like Tomboy Design Studio in the Crossroads Arts District. Laura McGrew opened her studio...
W. B. Townsend and the Struggle Against Racist Violence in Leavenworth
Article focusing on W. B. Townsend, a journalist, politician, and attorney, and his struggle against racist violence in Leavenworth, Kansas, at the turn of the twentieth century.;;"Born a slave in Alabama...
This Must Have Been A Grand Sight, George Bent and the Battle of Platte Bridge
Article gives a brief history of George Bent, son of William Bent and Owl Woman, and an account of the Battle of Platte Bridge. This particular battle is "of interest because we have a detailed description...
Lewis and Clark: Frontier Officers, United States Army, and the Court-martial at Kaw's Point
Article gives a general history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and details the events that took place during the group's stay at ''Kaw's Point'' (the mouth of the Kansas River at the Missouri River)...
Board of Trade Bidding KC Farewell
June 25, 2013
Article on the closing of the Kansas City Board of Trade. Founded in 1856, the Board of Trade grew in business and significance as the wheat industry developed in Kansas. The article includes a history...
Family's Life Revolved Around Longview Farm
Article on the life and recollections of Anna Scherer. R. A. Long offered to buy the Scherer family farm in Jackson County in 1912, but Anna's father refused to sell. Instead, R. A. Long bought the land...
Robert Pryor Combs
Article on the life of Robert Pryor Combs and his relationship with his wife, Loula Long Combs. He and Loula were married on June 30, 1917 in Corinthian Hall. They moved to Longview Farm in 1919. He served...
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...
Challenging Imperial Expectations
Article on the role of female homesteaders in the West, featuring a case study of Kansas settlers in Graham County, Kansas. At the height of westward expansion in the late 19th century, lawmakers struggled...
Women Lawyers In and Around Kansas City
Article profiles four Kansas City area women lawyers: Mary Tiera Farrow, Leona H. Pouncey Thurman, Mary Elizabeth Lease and Lyda Conley. Photograph of Tiera Farrow only.
Still in Style
Article profiles Panache Chocolatier at 418 Nichols Road, "celebrating 25 years of catering to chocolate lovers."
Article profiles restaurateur Gail Lozoff. Lozoff started the chain, Bagel & Bagel which was eventually acquired by Einstein Bros. After Einstein's was bought out in a hostile takeover, she and its management...
Article profiles the New York Bakery & Delicatessen, 7016 Troost. Now owned and operated by Jim and Barbara Holzmark, it still "cranks out the corned beef as it nears 100".
Jewish Vocational Service - filling many needs
Article provides a history of Jewish Vocational Service and also describes its current activities. The Service has expanded to serve a more diverse population and different needs.
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...
The Dress of the First Voyageurs, 1650-1715
Article summarizes the typical dress and appearance of French-Canadian explorers of New France during the years 1650-1715. The following topics are covered: body ornamentation (beards and tattoos), summer...
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