Long before there were UPS trucks or Amazon deliveries, the Santa Fe Trail was a 900-mile dirt road for covered wagons hauling goods to and from New Mexico and the western boundary of the United States.
Standing at about 6’3” with a light-copper complexion “with a large mouth, fairly thin lips and an usually high voice for a large man,” Hiram Young was starkly different than other enterprising men of the town.
I made a promise when I spent countless hours researching the history of Sauer Castle that I wasn’t going to continue to let this property fall by the wayside.
Reproducing the Declaration of Independence has had its challenges; Grandview displays latest “most accurate” version
A Declaration of Independence party is planned for Friday, July 2, at Grandview City Hall, 1200 Main St., from noon to 2 pm.
Newspaper advertisements boasted of the healing waters, stating “Go to Excelsior Springs and be cured” because “its location is unusually healthy and free from malaria.”
Kansas City was certainly lucky that a calmer Gill was mayor at the time. At 5’8” tall, his ability to resolve conflicts – nonviolently and reasonably- earned him the nickname as “the little giant of the 3rd Ward.”