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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
J H Buford
Partners: American Agriculture and the Kansas City Board of Trade
History and description of the Kansas City Board of Trade, the world leader in the hard winter wheat market.
Paseo, Public Bath House
Postcard of Public Bath House at Truman Road and the Paseo
Peace Officer's Long Career Bridged Era from Cow Towns to Gangsters
Book review of "Marshal of the Last Frontier" by Zoe Tilghman about her father, William Matthew Tilghman, or William Tilghman (1854-1923 ca.), " years a peace officer on the old frontier." Native of...
Penn Valley Park, Winter Scene
Postcard of Winter Scene at Penn Valley Park
Looking east along 11th from Main, in winter.
Looking east along 11th from Main, in winter. Street outfitted with Christmas decorations.
Material pertaining to the Zebulon Pike Southwestern Expedition. The items include a brief author's note describing the temperature scale used by the Pike party (Reaumur), a review of a 2005 Pike-related...
Plains Indian Women and Interracial Marriage in the Upper Missouri Trade, 1804-1868
Statement before article says "Although Indian women remain invisible in most histories of the American fur trade, innumerable Native women became involved in the Upper Missouri trade through interracial...
Portraits of the Plains: The Photographs of F.M. Steele
Francis Marion Steele was an itinerant photographer capturing primarily rural, cowboy and ranching scenes of the Great Plains region during the late 19th and early 20th century. States included Kansas,...
Postcard of corner at 9th and Walnut Streets with the old post office building in the background
POWs in Missouri
Overview of the four major POW camps in Missouri: Camp Crowder in Neosho, Camp Clark in Nevada, Fort Leonard Wood, and Weingarten, south of St. Louis. Sidebar includes list of camps located in Missouri...
Since the National Register of Historic Places was implemented in 1966, Missouri "has been at the forefront of all states in preserving structures that qualify to be listed" and "was among the first to...
Priests of Pallas, Night
Postcard of float from the 1909 Priests of Pallas Parade
Proposed Union Station
An old post card from about 1908 shows the proposed Union Station, Kansas City, Mo. with a design that was never executed.
Public Prairies of Missouri
Report on the public prairies in the state of Missouri with their definitions determined by soil and vegetation type and showing their locations on several maps, mostly in the flat areas of the southwest...
Q.: What Is the Personal History of W. E. Minor?
Biographical article about Dr. William Minor (1865-1928), a local physician and posthumous namesake of William E. Minor Park at Holmes and Red Bridge Roads.
Quindaro and Western University Historic District, 1856-1862 and 1881-1948
In-depth history of the Quindaro area, including descriptions of numerous landmarks. The history of Western University is also addressed, as are a number of early settlers of Quindaro.
Raising the Stars & Stripes Over Louisiana Territory
Short article that describes the actual ceremonies when the Louisiana Territory was turned over to the United States. It includes mention of the transfer of title from France to the United States in New...
Ramos Vertical File List
A list of the file names in the Ramos collection. This collection includes books, pamphlets, newspaper articles, and vertical files relating to the African American experience. Begun around 1920 by librarians...
Remembrances of Things Past
Photo of race taking place in 1914 at the second floor of the Werby Building at 39th and Main streets. Description of the car "designed and built by O. K. Newby at 1904 Grand Avenue during the winter of...
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