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''A Species of Town-Building Madness'': Quindaro and Kansas Territory, 1856-1862
Story of the town of Quindaro, Kansas, which materialized for a short while on the Missouri River upriver from the Town of Kansas (Kansas City) in 1857. The site was selected by Abelard Guthrie and Charles...
'An Altar, a Tribute to Liberty'
September 13, 2008
Dedication of a newly constructed overlook of the Quindaro ruins in Wyandotte County took place September 13, 2008. "In the mid-1800s, the Quindaro Ruins site was an abolitionist community in Kansas that...
A Black Man's Kingdom in Kansas
File containing photos and a biographical article about Junius Groves (ca. 1859-1925), a wealthy Wyandotte County, Kansas potato farmer. Born into slavery in Kentucky and moving to Edwardsville, Kansas...
A Chronology: The Struggle Against Slavery in Wyandotte County
Overview of the anti-slavery movement in Wyandotte County during the Territorial "Bleeding Kansas" era. The chronology spans from 1818 to 1861.
A Tale of Two (Kansas) Cities
Article attempts to clear up the popular confusion about the two Kansas Cities. It provides an explanation of the origins of each city's name and contrasts their current status. It also explains the consolidated...
Abandoned Shipwrecks on Missouri River Channel Maps of 1879 and 1954 - Delaware to Blue Mills, "Mile 398.8-358.3"
Map shows locations of abandoned steamboat wrecks and the Missouri River's channel drawn in different colors to show how it changed course between 1879 and 1954. Map covers Delaware to Blue Mills, "Mile...
Abstract for Shawnee Lands in Wyandotte County
Abstract for Shawnee Indian lands in Wyandotte County, Kansas, involving the Bluejacket family.
Ambitious KCK Plan Unveiled
May 20, 2006
Children's Campus of Kansas City plans to develop a project in Kansas City, Kansas, covering approximately four downtown blocks. The public-private consortium plans call for three main components of the...
Appointed New County Counselor
January 16, 1953
Vertical file contains a biographical article with photo about Paul Gray, an attorney and newly appointed Wyandotte County counselor in 1953. His residence was at 628 Quindaro Boulevard in Kansas City,...
Area Economy Looking Good: Telecommunications, NASCAR Important for Future
Photos of business panelists Tom Davidson, Michael Stellern, and Adam Bronstone in an interview/discussion on the economy of the Kansas City area, highlighting factors of technology and life sciences,...
Postcards of Argentine Kansas, Silver Avenue & Healy House in Leadville, Colorado
Asi es la Vida: An Analysis of the Demographic, Economic, Social, and Political Realities of Latino Immigrants in Kansas City, Kansas
Report sponsored by El Centro Inc. analyzing the conditions of Hispanic immigrants in Kansas City, Kansas.
Biography of Corrvine Patterson (1848-?), Businessman and Politician
Biography of Lydia Conley (1874-1946), Guardian of Huron Cemetery
Biography of Matthias Splitlog (1810-1897), Land Owner and Entrepreneur
Biography of Moses Grinter (1810-1878) and Anna Marshall Grinter (1820-1905), Pioneers
Birthplace of Legends
November 5, 2005
The Legends shopping center at Village West is a first for Wyandotte County. It will bring nearly 100 new shopping and entertainment sites and could create aas many as 2,500 jobs. Besides the benefits...
Bleeding Kansas Period in Wyandotte County
Article describes the rivalry between the towns of Wyandott City and Quindaro during the ''Bleeding Kansas'' era prior to the Civil War. Wyandott City became a center of pro-slave forces, while Quindaro...
Brown, John Memorial Statue
Photo and descriptions of the memorial statue of John Brown, unveiled in 1911 at Western University in the Quindaro section of Kansas City, Kansas, describing his contributions to black people.
Discusses the inequity in real estate values between homes in Wyandotte County and homes in other parts of the metropolitan area.
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