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1. McKendree Chapel McKendree Chapel File contains information about the McKendree Chapel near Jackson, Missouri, in Cape Girardeau County, "the first Methodist church west of the Mississippi River," organized in 1806.

2. Missouri Pacific Railroad Missouri Pacific Railroad Photos, illustrations, and information on the Missouri Pacific Railroad running from Saint Louis to Kansas City by 1865 and carrying Kansas City's first train.

3. First Local Airplane Flight First Local Airplane Flight The first airplane flight in Greater Kansas City took place on December 24, 1909, in Overland Park, Kansas. The promoter was W. B. Strang, a wealthy trolley-line owner. The pilot was Charles K. Hamilton....

4. Air Transport Operations In Kansas City Air Transport Operations In Kansas City The first regularly scheduled air transport operations began May 12, 1926. ''Yesterday marked the eighteenth anniversary of the beginning in Kansas City of regularly scheduled air transport operations....

5. Missouri Firsts Missouri Firsts

6. Fort Leavenworth, Kansas Fort Leavenworth, Kansas Photos, illustrations, map, and information on Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, built in 1827 near the present-day town of Leavenworth, Kansas, as Cantonment Leavenworth. Home of various firsts in Kansas.

7. Sarah Turner Jepson Sarah Turner Jepson Photos and information on Sarah Lucille Turner Jepson, or Sarah Jepson (1898-1972), "one of the first two women elected to the Missouri Legislature House of Representatives in the election of 1922." Native...

8. William Strang, Jr. William Strang, Jr. Information on William Strang, Jr. (1857-1921), a real estate and interurban railways developer, father of Overland Park, Kansas, and owner of the old Strang Car Line, also known as the Strang Line or...

9. John J. Hogan John J. Hogan Portraits and information on Right Reverend John Hogan (~1829-1913), the first Catholic bishop of Kansas City starting in the 19th century.

10. Northrup & Chick Northrup & Chick Information on Northrup & Chick, one of the first banking firms in Kansas City, with a general store in 1844, then a bank started in 1849. Founded by Hiram Northrup (born in New York in 1818) and Joseph...

11. Washington School Washington School Photos, illustrations, and information on the Washington School (also called the George Washington Elementary School), built in 1867 at Independence Avenue and Cherry Street as "the first Kansas City school...

12. Kansas City Public Library Kansas City Public Library First books accessioned in the Kansas City Public library were the following: 1. Adler's German Dictionary 2. Morell's English and Latin Dictionary 3. American Cyclopaedia

13. Judge Richard Fristoe Judge Richard Fristoe Information on Judge Richard Fristoe, one of the three original judges of Jackson County in 1827, a native of Tennessee and veteran of the War of 1812, coming to Jackson County about 1817 and opening the...

14. Dr. Benoist Troost Dr. Benoist Troost Information on Dr. Benoist Troost (1786-1859), the first physician in Kansas City (or one of the first without a medical degree). Native of Belgium emigrating to Westport in 1847 and building the first...

15. Leonor Kretzer Sullivan Leonor Kretzer Sullivan File contains photos and multiple articles about Leonor Kretzer Sullivan, or Leonor Sullivan (1902-1988), a national senator of Missouri since 1952, the "first woman to be elected to Congress from Missouri,"...

16. Kansas City Firsts Kansas City Firsts

17. Shawnee Baptist Mission Shawnee Baptist Mission File contains a reprint or facsimile of one page of the "Shawnee Sun," published at the Shawnee Baptist Mission for Indians, the first newspaper printed in Kansas.

18. Dr. Benoist Troost Dr. Benoist Troost Illustrations and information on Dr. Benoist Troost (1786-1859), the "first resident physician of Kansas City." Native of Holland (also known as the Netherlands) emigrating to Saint Louis in 1845 before...

19. Joseph Reddeford Walker Joseph Reddeford Walker Portrait and information on Joseph Reddeford Walker, or Joseph Walker (1798-1876), an early fur trader and pioneer resident of Jackson County. Native of Tennessee coming to Fort Osage about 1818 with his...

20. Railroad Stations in Kansas City Railroad Stations in Kansas City The first railroad stations in Kansas City: (1) Hannibal & St. Joseph at 12th and Santa Fe Streets in the West Bottoms, in 1869 (the first according to the catalog card). (2) Union Pacific in Wyandotte...