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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Fred L Lee
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
Lewis and Clark Resources
A bibliography of materials related to Lewis and Clark held by the Kansas City Public Library.
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)...
Full view, taken in winter, looking south from the north side of Pershing Road.
Liberty, MO, Old Mormon Jail
Postcard view of the site of the old Liberty, MO Jail, commonly known as the old Mormon Jail
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...
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,...
Local Zines, Mini-Art, and Mail Art Collection Finding Aid
This collection includes zines, mini-comics, and mail art created by local Kansas Citians. Zines (pronounced "zeens" as in the word magazine) are self-published works of art and writing where the author...
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...
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.
Lutheran Churches, Grace English Lutheran Church
Full, street level view of the Grace English Lutheran Church at the southwest corner of 43rd and Madison. Taken in the winter. Part of the Ohio Synod and dedicated October 9, 1921.
Mail Carrier Howard Martin
Mail carrier Howard S. Martin posed in snowstorm near northwest corner of Liberty Memorial.
Making Medicine Against ''White Man's Side of Story''
The subject of this article concerns the letters that George Bent, son of trader William Bent, sent to Indian historian George Hyde and used in his book Life of George Bent: Written From His Letters. Also...
Postcard of the Manchester School
Manuel Lisa: The Wilderness Merchant
Portrait, illustrations, and article about Manuel Lisa (1772-1820), "pioneer among fur traders of the upper Missouri," based in Saint Louis and dealing with the Lewis and Clark expedition, the Chouteau...
Many Lack Knowledge of 'Forgotten Communities'
Discussion of some forgotten communities in Wyandotte County, Kansas, like Braman Hills, Horanif, and Vance, as well as the Pony Express stopover at 74th Street and Riverview Avenue.
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