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Nettie Thompson Grove
John F Gregory
Floyd C Shoemaker
''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...
''A Stirring Effect on the Enemy'': Civil War Archaeology of Sharp's Cornfield at the 1861 Battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri
December 1, 2005
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield is located near Republic, Missouri, in the southwest part of Missouri around 15 miles from Springfield. "The battle was commemorated when Congress passed a joint resolution...
''All the Camp was Weeping'' George Bent and the Sand Creek Massacre
Article gives the history of George Bent, halfbreed son of trader William Bent and his Indian wife Owl Woman, as well as his involvement with the Sand Creek Massacre which happened on November 29, 1864....
''Aunt Maria'' Moore Is Dead
December 1, 2003
A reprint from "The Times", Pleasant Hill, Mo., May 8, 1936. Maria Moore came to Jackson County, Missouri as one of the slaves of Jabez Smith. She was later sold to Tom Thomas of Pleasant Hill and spent...
''Better off in Hell'': The Evolution of the Kansas Red Legs
May 1, 2002
Comprehensive article covering the various border warfare groups along the Kansas-Missouri border during the Civil War. Includes names as Jim Lane, Charles Jennison, William S. Tough, John L. "Jack" Bridges,...
''Can Basketball Survive Chamberlain?''
Article describing Wilt Chamberlain's years in Lawrence, Kansas and his relationship with the University of Kansas. Includes a description of Forrest C. ''Phog'' Allen's recruiting of Chamberlain as a...
''Coots'' Dye, 1912-1998
Obituary for Elbert James "Coots" Dye, a Kansas City jazz pianist. Dye moved to Kansas City in the 1930's, and later received the Kansas City Jazz Heritage Award.
''Fairly Launched on My Voyage of Discovery'': Meriwether Lewis's Expedition Letters to James Findlay
Two letters written by Captain Meriwether Lewis during the Lewis and Clark Expedition recently resurfaced at the Cincinnati Historical Society Library. The article includes the text of the two letters....
''I Predicted the Horrors of a Fratricidal War''
Brigadier General Daniel M. Frost graduated from West Point but during the Civil War he fought on the Confederate side. Article contains information on him primarily during his Missouri Civil War involvement....
''Labouring For the Freedom of This Territory'': Free-State Kansas Women in the 1850s
Article about the hardships of Kansas women in the border warfare era of the 1850s, with few rights and fighting on the side of anti-slavery.
''Les Indiens Osages'': French Publicity for the Traveling Osage
July 1, 2003
Les Indiens Osages was published in France in 1827 and was written to publicize the arrival of six Osage Indians traveling in that country. This 36 page publication gives insights into the French-Osage...
''Life Is Uncertain...'' Willard Hall Mendenhall's 1862 Civil War Diary
July 1, 1984
Willard Hall Mendenhall began his diary on January 1, 1862 and maintained it into 1864 writing over 780 entries in four diaries. He lived a short distance from Lexington, Missouri in Layafette County....
''Look Out For Hell Some Place Soon'' The 2nd Colorado Cavalry in Missouri, February-September, 1864
From February to September of 1864, the 2nd Colorado Cavalry was assigned to patrol Bates, Cass, and Jackson Counties, Missouri, areas ravaged by Order Number 11. This article examines the reasons for...
September 22, 1950
Photos, illustrations, and article about the operations of the Folger Coffee Company branch in Kansas City at 8th and Broadway.
''Our Dogg'': The Tale of Seaman
January 28, 2004
Article examines the documentation of Seaman (Meriwether Lewis' Newfoundland dog) in the journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It is believed that Seaman accompanied the Corps of Discovery from its...
''Praising My People''
Article examines newspaper coverage in Wichita, Kansas, during the early 1930s to show the media's response to the increasing inter-racial athletic scene. The Kansas City Monarchs are mentioned several...
''Proud We Are'' Private Rhinehart and the College Company of the Twenty-second Kansas Volunteers
Article discussing the journal of Private Rhinehart of the College Company volunteer soldiers from Kansas for the Spanish-American War.
''Rupe'': Wayne Ruppenthal
Article describing the life and career of trumpeter Wayne Ruppenthal. Ruppenthal, a native of Russell, Kansas, began taking cornet lessons at age 13 from "Mr. Deines", a former member of the Coon-Sanders...
''Scared from Their Sins for a Season'': The Religious Ramifications of the New Madrid Earthquakes, 1811-1812
Author states three factors that set the New Madrid earthquake apart from similar episodes: (1) Tremors lasted several months; (2) Affected region was vast, well west of the Mississippi River and east...
''Sent Out By Our Great Father'': Zebulon Montgomery Pike's Journal and Route Across Kansas, 1806
Article looks at Zebulon Pike and his time in Kansas and includes a reprint of Zebulon Pike's journal, September 3 - November 11, 1806 as well as Pike's instructions contained in two letters from General...
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