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J H Buford
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,...
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.
Marked For Life By Quantrill
June 1, 2005
Short story about the bullet to the forehead that Abraham Ellis took from William Quantrill. It occurred in March, 1862, at an inn in Aubry, Kansas. The bullet went through the window and his hat before...
Martin, Snyder & Co.
Advertising card for Martin, Snyder & Co. showing a man riding a horse and leading another horse over snowy land to a building in the woods. Caption says: "Puzzle Card.--Find Bull, Two Deer, Camel, Chicken,...
Meet the NEW President: Kansas City's Most Famous Historic Hotel Returns
Article discusses a brief history of the hotel and the renovations made since the reopening in 2006.
Member of Church Wins Writing Award
File containing a biographical article about Mrs. Alice Winter, a native Kansas Citian (residing in Kansas City, Kansas) and author of the award-winning novel "The Velvet Bubble."
Men of Affairs in Greater Kansas City, 1912: A Newspaper Reference Work
Photo and bio of Robert Winter, a real estate developer and manager of the New York Life Building born in Canada in 1857 and emigrating to Kansas City in 1882.
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