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Cher Oncle, Cher Papa: The Letters of Francois and Berenice Chouteau|
A new book dedicated to the courageous peoples--both Native Americans and immigrant Europeans-who brave the wilderness to establish the first homes and commerce in the valley of the Misouri and Kansas Rivers. This book offers English translations of the original letters written in French that describe many first-hand details of the initial settlement by Europeans in the Kansas City Region.
Gatekeeper to Los Alamos: Dorothy Scarritt McKibbin|
Gatekeeper to Los Alamos: Dorothy Scarritt McKibbin, A Biography of a Great Lady of Santa Fe, by Nancy Steeper. this book establishes Jackson County, Missouri's connection to the Atom Bomb's development!
Kansas City Chronicles: An Up-to-Date History|
Kansas City Chronicles: An Up-to-Date History by David W. Jackson (Charlotte, SC: The History Press, 2010). Encounter the history pulsing through the Heart of America. From guerrilla warfare and martial law to the elegant dresses of the Harzfeld's Parisian Cloak Company, discover how everything became up-to-date in Kansas City (including the famous phrase "up-to-date" itself). All proceeds benefit your nonprofit Jackson County Historical Society!
LOCK DOWN: Outlaws, Lawmen & Frontier Justice in Jackson County, Missouri|
LOCK DOWN: Outlaws, Lawmen & Frontier Justice in Jackson County, Missouri. This 125-page comprehensive history engages readers with documented facts, figures and images relating to Jackson County's 19th century jails and the outlaws and lawmen (AND women) associated with them. Yes, Quantrill, Frank and Jesse James, and MANY other figures are represented from 1826-1933. Several appendices include: A roster of ALL Jackson County Sheriffs AND Jackson County Marshals (and many deputies) from 1826-1933; A rap sheet of all known "legal" hangings in Jackson County for the same time period; A list of all U.S. Marshals; a special discussion about the Provost Marshals of the Civil War-era; a "Rogues' Gallery" of MUG SHOTS taken at the 1859 Jail in the late 1890s; and, maps showing the evolution of the 1859 Jackson County Jail site.
Missouri Star: The Life and Times of Martha A.|
Missouri Star: The Life and Times of Martha A. "Mattie" (Livingston) Lykins Bingham by Rose Ann Findlen. The first comprehensive, book-length biography of Kansas City pioneer, debuts two never-before published portraits, and makes extensive use of rarely viewed excerpts from her scrapbook and her journal, "Recollections of Old Times in Kansas City," written before her death in 1890.
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Jackson County (Mo.) Historical Society
P. O. Box 4241
Independence, MO 64051-4241