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Charlotte R White
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Cowtown-Abilene; the story of Abilene, Kansas, 1867-1875.
Thomas Hart Benton's Prophecy for Kansas City
"It was about this time  that Senator Thomas Hart Benton voiced his heartening prediction of the city's future. At a time when the rival cities, Independence and Leavenworth, continued to speak derisively...
Lee's Summit, Missouri's Origin of Name
"Lee's Summit was named for Dr. Pleasant Lea, the town's physician at that time, who was shot and killed during the Civil War near the present  site of the Missouri Pacific Depot. The Summit portion...
Beginning of American Royal
"Perhaps you would be interested in knowing how this great show came into being. As early as 1880 pure-bred Angus, Shorthorn, Gallaway, and Hereford cattle were being brought into the Central West and...
Rone Lodge City Directory Entry
"Rone Lodge, No. 25 (colored) meets at their Hall, on Fifth Street, between Walnut and Grand Avenue, first Monday in each month; special meetings every Monday evening. J. P. Pritchard, W. M.; J. D. Bowser,...
Slavery in Missouri
"The first black slaves were introduced into Missouri from Santo Domingo by the French in 1720 to work the lead mines." Aspects of slavery discussed include: legal basis for slavery, laws affecting slaves,...
Kansas City Cave Region
"The seven Missouri counties that constitute the Kansas City Cave Region cover 4,253 square miles. A total of 20 caves were recorded here as of April 2007. The cave count, by county, is Cass, 2; Clay,...
''From 1897 to 1901, the brewery was listed both as the Rochester Brewery and the J. D. Iler Brewing Company.'' In 1905 it consolidated with the Heim Brewing Company and the Imperial Brewing Company to...
First National Air Traffic Conference
''Organized under the auspices of the Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce, the national trade association for the aviation industry, the First National Air Traffic Conference opened in Kansas City, Missouri,...
Language of the Missouri Trail
A glossary of terms used by emigrants on the Santa Fe and other trails.
Frank Walsh and His Relationship With the Kansas City Star
A great deal of detail concerning Irish Kansas City lawyer and political figure, Frank Walsh. Includes information on his connection with the Board of Public Welfare, U.S. Commission on Industrial Relations,...
William Jewell College
A history of William Jewell College, located in Liberty, Missouri. In 1843 Dr. William Jewell of Columbia, Missouri, made an offer of $10,000 in land for a Baptist-sponsored college. By 1849 a charter...
A one-page personal account of mystery author Nancy Pickard including photograph.
Thomas Pendergast and His Political Machine
A portion of a chapter in the book is devoted to the Irish Pendergast family and their rise to fame in Kansas City politics in the first half of the 20th century.
Missouri State Guard
A section of this book contains information on the Missouri State Guard active during the Civil War. It includes information on the volunteer militia, volunteers and guerrillas, military suppliers, insignia,...
A section on the Hotel Phillips includes color photographs of some of the interior of the hotel as restored. The hotel first opened in 1931 and at 20 stories was the city's highest hotel at that time....
Overview of Kansas City, Missouri
A short summary of Kansas City, Missouri, written by Lawrence H. Larsen that has a bibliiography of sources for further reading. The book's index lists several references to Kansas City including mention...
Bennett Bridge Game Murder
A short synopsis of the murder of John Bennett by his wife Myrtle after a game of bridge on September 29, 1929.
The Fur Trade
A short, concise history is given of the fur trade and the fur trappers themselves starting with the French and ending with the decline of beaver pelts for use in the hat trade. Includes Lewis and Clark,...
Union Station Massacre
A short, detailed account of the Union Station Massacre on June 17, 1933, with photos from the private library of Hugh Chase, police department historian.
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