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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
J H Buford
Brief profile of silent film actress and historian, Louise Brooks. Brooks was born in Cherryvale, Kansas, and lived in Wichita before departing for New York to be a dancer at age 15 in 1921.
Louis Vasquez in Colorado
Article describes the life of mountain man Louis Vasquez, focusing on his years in Colorado. Vasquez was a contemporary of Jim Bridger, Jim Fitzpatrick, and William Sublette, and retired to Westport in...
Life at Bent's Fort
Abridged reprint of an article originally published in Forest and Stream magazine in 1910. The article describes day-to-day life at Bent's Fort. Topics covered include: holiday celebrations at the fort,...
File contains information and a pamphlet, crica 1964, on the Saint Louis Mercantile Library Association "established in 1846 by a group of private citizens to form a well-rounded collection of books for...
Liberty, MO, Old Mormon Jail
Postcard view of the site of the old Liberty, MO Jail, commonly known as the old Mormon Jail
Full view, taken in winter, looking south from the north side of Pershing Road.
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)...
Lewis and Clark Resources
A bibliography of materials related to Lewis and Clark held by the Kansas City Public Library.
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.
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