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41. ''They Faltered Not'' ''They Faltered Not'' February 1, 2005 Short history of the First Kansas Colored Volunteers during the Civil War and specifically Missouri's Battle of Island Mound which was the first battle for any black regiment. Republican Kansas Senator...

42. ''This Regiment Will Make a Mark'': Letters From a Member of Jennison's Jayhawkers, 1861-1862 ''This Regiment Will Make a Mark'': Letters From a Member of Jennison's Jayhawkers, 1861-1862 Spring 1997 Photos, illustration, and article about "the men of the Seventh Kansas Cavalry and their commander Colonel Charles Rainsford Jennison," or Charles Jennison, called collectively Jennison's Jayhawkers in...

43. ''We All Had a Cause'': Kansas City's Bomber Plant, 1941-1945 ''We All Had a Cause'': Kansas City's Bomber Plant, 1941-1945 Winter 2005-2006 The B-25 bomber was crucial to the war effort during World War II and many of these bombers were made in North American Aviation's Kansas City, Kansas facility. "This article describes the origin and development...

44. ''Whipped and Routed'' Blunt Strikes Marmaduke At Cane Hill ''Whipped and Routed'' Blunt Strikes Marmaduke At Cane Hill October 1, 2004 This article details information concerning the encounters between the Union Army and the Confederates in the area of northern Arkansas and southern Missouri and in particular the Battle of Cane Hill which...

45. ''Within the Limits of the Southern Confederacy'': The C.S.A.'s Interest in the Quapaw, Osage, and Cherokee ''Within the Limits of the Southern Confederacy'': The C.S.A.'s Interest in the Quapaw, Osage, and Cherokee Tribal Lands of Kansas Autumn 2003 Article explores the Confederacy's interest in securing Indian tribal support as well as tribal land in southern Kansas. "In all, the Confederacy signed treaties with three tribes holding lands in southern...

46. 'A Mighty Mean-Fowt Fight': The Battle of Wilson's Creek 'A Mighty Mean-Fowt Fight': The Battle of Wilson's Creek December 1, 2005 The Battle of Wilson's Creek was an early fought Civil War battle staged in the border state of Missouri in 1861. Article sets the scene in the state prior to the battle and states that this battle helped...

47. 'A Practical Man' 'A Practical Man' November/5/1957 Photo and biographical article about Richard Drake, "the new chancellor of the University of Kansas City," born in Iowa in 1916 and becoming a college instructor in 1932, joining the local university in...

48. 'Bird and the Architects of Tomorrow 'Bird and the Architects of Tomorrow June/July, 1998 Article describes an effort by the steering committee of the Kaw valley Arts Council and a group of University of Kansas Architecture students to create a Charlie Parker Memorial Park in Kansas City, Kansas....

49. 'Bird's Return to the Vine 'Bird's Return to the Vine February/March, 1999 Article previews the unveiling of the sculpture and tomb of Charlie "Bird" Parker at 17th and the Paseo in the historic 18th and Vine district. The monument to Parker, designed by artist Robert Graham,...

50. 'Blind Boone': A Sensational Missourian Forgotten 'Blind Boone': A Sensational Missourian Forgotten April 1, 1961 Article with an brief general history of ragtime music, "the ancestor of all popular music," and a biographical sketch of John William Boone, or Blind Boone (1864-1927), a prominent black musician living...

51. 'But, Will This Still be 'Demus?" 'But, Will This Still be 'Demus?" Spring, 2004 Article describes the past and present of Nicodemus, Kansas. The town was founded in 1877 by about 60 African American families from the Lexington, Kentucky, area who were intent on establishing a "Free...

52. 'Crucify! Crucify!': A Frantic Effort Wins Success in Kansas City 'Crucify! Crucify!': A Frantic Effort Wins Success in Kansas City May/28/1971 Photos and article about the production of the controversial rock opera or musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" in Kansas City by "Lyric Theater general director Russell Patterson" together with "the American...

53. 'Equipping Ourselves in Every Possible Way': Contents of Wagons on the 1851 Oregon Trail 'Equipping Ourselves in Every Possible Way': Contents of Wagons on the 1851 Oregon Trail Winter 2006 This article starts out: "Before deciding to make a cross-country trip, anyone with common sense would certainly give considerable thought to what supplies would be needed to make that journey." Early...

54. 'Even Since the Hanging of Oliphant' 'Even Since the Hanging of Oliphant' Spring 2013 Article on the instances of mob violence that occurred in Topeka, Kansas in the latter half of the 19th century. On June 5, 1889, an estimated 10,000 to 12,000 people participating in the lynching of Nat...

55. 'Falstaff of Jackson County': Colonel Crisp 'Colossus' to Little Girl 'Falstaff of Jackson County': Colonel Crisp 'Colossus' to Little Girl July//1973 Photo and biographical article about Colonel John Crisp, a Missouri legislator, told through the author's childhood reminiscences in Independence and Kansas City, recalling Crisp's gargantuan voice, size,...

56. 'Fraud All the Way Through': The First Kansas City Waterworks 'Fraud All the Way Through': The First Kansas City Waterworks January 2014 Overview of the construction, fraud, and public scandal of the Kansas City waterworks. Beginning with the planning and building stages in 1873, and ending with a period of litigation and lawsuits that...

57. 'Give 'Em Hell, Mayor Davis!' 'Give 'Em Hell, Mayor Davis!' December//1968 Photos and article about one day in the life of Kansas City Mayor Ilus Davis, with insights on his activities and discussions of various civic issues of the late 1960s, following the race riots.

58. 'Home on the Range' to Stay 'Home on the Range' to Stay September 1955 Photos and article about the composition of the song "Home on the Range" at Smith Center, Kansas, in 1872 by Brewster Higley. Description of the song's origins being forgotten until the 1950s with actions...

59. 'I'm Not a Marriage Counselor': A Frank Interview with Royals' Manager Dick Howser as He Talks about 'I'm Not a Marriage Counselor': A Frank Interview with Royals' Manager Dick Howser as He Talks about George Brett, Big Money, Curfews--and Marriage April//1982 Photos and interview of Dick Howser, manager of the Kansas City Royals baseball team, with discussion about the team, his approach to his job and marriage, and his native state, Florida.

60. 'Inner-Ring' Suburbs New Development in Older Communities 'Inner-Ring' Suburbs New Development in Older Communities November 2008 Article describes both the challenges and advantages of 'inner-ring suburbs,' defined as "mostly post-World War II communities." Their proximity to downtown and their established infrastructure are making...