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Is situated in the northwestern portion of
the State, bounded on the north by the Missouri river, and on the west by
the Kansas State line. The county has an undulating surface, with a
desirable division of prairie and timber, underlaid with limestone, well
adapted for building purposes, and is well watered. The soil is very
fertile, producing the heaviest yields of all kinds of agricultural
products. The agricultural, manufacturing and commercial resources of
Jackson county are second to but one or two in the State, and in some
respects it has no equal. The Union Pacific railroad is completed and in
operation from Kansas City, west, to Lawrence, and is being pushed forward
with all possible dispatch. The Pacific railroad of Missouri will be
completed to Kansas City, probably, early in June, thus making a
continuous line from Kansas City to St Louis and the East. Capitalists,
manufacturers, farmers, mechanics, or any class of business men will here
find ample scope for the profitable employment of the capital, labor and
skill. The principal towns in the county are Independence, the county
seat, Kansas City, the heaviest commercial point west of St Louis,
Westport, Sibley, Lone Jack, New Santa Fe, etc. Population 1860, 19,166.
[Source is: P.M.
Pinckard, The Missouri handbook, St. Louis, 1865]
|Obituaries and Death Notices|
Lulu Prince-Kennedy-Kramer, transcribed and submitted by R.
Obituaries: Barbara Lynn Meyers,
submitted by Maurene Richard Miller
Newspaper Deaths: Frank Mokabee
Transcribed by Robin Line
News-Accidents: Lizzie Lind, transcribed by Heather Holly;
Sumerwell, transcribed by Robin Line
History: Daughters of Old Westport
Obituaries- K.B. Armour, E.J. Hemmillion submitted by
News-Crimes, Linton and McGarnett
Williams and Ward in Jail.
Both articles transcribed
and submitted by Robin Line
John Henderson found
dead, submitted by Robin Line
News-Accidents- Explosion at Lyte's Quarrty, transcribed and
submitted by Robin Line
Hines, submitted by GT Team Member Robin Line
Notices: Leon Ming, submitted by Robin Line, GTTT
Newspapers-Crimes: Alonzo Hart and Clarence Brown; Ed Lacy
stabs Moses Hanshaw; George McKinney