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World War I
Civil War Re-enactors
Camp Funston, Kansas
World War ii
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
John F. Philips
Head and shoulders portrait of Colonel John F. Philips.
John Raymond Winslow
Portrait of John Raymond Winslow, a Lieutenant in the Army Air Corp. He was born on September 28, 1921 in Chanute, Kansas to David and Sylvia Winslow. The family moved to Kansas City, Kansas in 1930, graduating...
Johnson County Erected First Local Memorial to Fallen Vietnam Veterans
Short paragraph about the memorial at Antioch Park in Johnson County, Kansas, first erected in 1974 to honor those who died or were missing in action in Vietnam. Includes the list of soldiers' names engraved...
Joseph Hartwell McPeek
Portrait of Joseph Hartwell McPeek. He was born on September 5, 1924 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Charles and Ada McPeek. He attended East High School and entered the service March 3, 1943. He...
Head and shoulders portrait of Brigadier General Jo Shelby.
Kansas City and Its One Hundred Foremost Men
Photo and bio of Dr. John Fairbairn Binnie, or John Binnie, "Kansas City's foremost surgeon," a native of Scotland arriving in Kansas City in 1889, engaged as military surgeon for American soldiers in...
Kansas City Oat Meal & Cereal Co.
Advertising card for Kansas City Oat Meal & Cereal Co. showing a soldier holding a woman's face. Front of card says: “What is the soldier's definition of a kiss?” Back of card says: "Eat Atlas Oats....
Kansas City Sun newspaper
Folder contains a subscription certificate published by the "Kansas City Sun", 1915. It indicates that half of the subscription price was to go toward the building of a Union Soldiers Monument in Kansas...
Kansas City's African American ''Immunes'' in the Spanish-American War
April 1, 2006
The ten "Immune" regiments in the Spanish American War were composed of soldiers whom Congress believed would be immune to tropical diseases. African Americans were considered to to be especially adapted...
Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908
Photo and bio of Edward Stine, senior partner of the "E. Stine & Son Undertaking Company, of Kansas City." Born in Pennysylvania in 1833 and coming here in 1858 as a furniture dealer before starting his...
Kansas Negro Regiments in the Civil War
Article about the "two Kansas Negro regiments" (the First and Second Kansas Colored Volunteers) in the Civil War and their military, "social and political overtones" for African Americans of the mid-1800s....
Knowing No Fear: Buffalo Soldiers of the American West
Article about the history of the "black cavalrymen of the American West" called "buffalo soldiers," active following the Civil War in Kansas.
Lampoon's Harpoons Jolt Officials
June 24, 2005
The cover story of this week's issue of The Pitch, ''Rebel Hell,'' which tells of the discovery of six conferederate soldiers buried at the site where the Sprint Arena groundbreaking was to take place,...
Land Surrounding Lone Jack Cemetery to Be Appraised for Park
Article about the real estate "land adjoining the old Civil War Soldiers' cemetery at Lone Jack" for designation as a park area.
Lane and Lincoln: A Mysterious Connection
Photos and biographical article about the political connections and general similarities between Kansas Senator James Lane (1814-1866), or Jim Lane, and President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865).
Legal Tangles Grow from Hidden Cemetery
December 10, 2007
When Mike Bauer purchased 96 acres near Longview Lake at the junction of Raytown and Highgrove roads, he was unaware of the "35-by-60-foot plot that sat smack in the middle of his potential paradise" that...
Letter From William Robinson
December 6, 1861
Letter written by William Robinson to his Mother from the Astor House in New York on December 6th, 1861. Describes Washington, D.C. and mentions Jim Lane of Kansas. William Robinson was around 16 years...
Letter to Brother and Sister
November 23, 1862
Letter written by Louis A. Myers who was a member of the 3rd West Virginia Infantry and the 6th West Virginia Calvary. Very descriptive of the horror and glory of war.
Letter to Friend Dixon
January 26, 1863
This letter is written from a hospital room. Letter writer describes how he feels about war and the Emancipation Proclamation. It is incomplete with last page(s) missing. Full text of the letter is transcribed...
Lewis and Clark Resources
A bibliography of materials related to Lewis and Clark held by the Kansas City Public Library.
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