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Independence, Missouri, USA

Independence, Jackson, MO

Independence is known as the "Queen City of the Trails" because it was a point of departure for the California, Oregon and Santa Fe Trails.

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  • News 1841 - May 1 - 1st emigrant wagon train leaves Independence, Missouri for Calif

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    May 1, 1841

  • 1843 - May 22 - 1st wagon train, 1000+ depart Independence Missouri for Oregon

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  • 1854 - Independence
    Independence, a thriving town, capital of Jackson county, Missouri, is .situated 6 miles S. from Missouri river, and 165 miles W. by N. from...Read MORE...


  • News 1860 - EXTENSIVE CONFLAGRATION AT INDEPENDENCE, MO. HOTELS, STORES, AND DWELLINGS CONSUMED.
    Independence, Mo., Friday, March 30 - 2 A.M.
    A fire broke out here at about 11 o'clock last night, which thus far has consumed nearly the whole...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Independence
    Independence, a city, capital of Jackson co., Mo., on the Missouri Pacific and Wyandotte, Kansas City & North western Railroads, 10 miles E. of...Read MORE...


  • News 1900 - BAD TRAIN WRECK. ACCIDENT OCCURED DURING A SNOW STORM. NEAR KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI. TWO OR MORE PERSONS WERE BURNED TO DEATH - SEVERAL WERE BADLY INJURED.
    Kansas City, Mo., March 1. - The fast St. Louis day express, due to arrive in Kansas City at 5:45 this evening, was delayed by a freight train, which ...Read MORE...


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    Church of the Reorganized Latter-Day Saints, Independence, Mo.
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  • Independence, Missouri, USA
    Chrisman High School
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  • 1916
    Independence, a city, capital of Jackson co., Mo., on the Missouri Pacific and other railroads, 10 miles E. of Kansas City and 4 miles S. of the...Read MORE...




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History, News and Stories of Independence, Missouri, USA

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  • News  1841 - May 1 - 1st emigrant wagon train leaves Independence, Missouri for Calif

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    May 1, 1841
  • 1843 - May 22 - 1st wagon train, 1000+ depart Independence Missouri for Oregon

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  • 1854 - Independence
    Independence, a thriving town, capital of Jackson county, Missouri, is .situated 6 miles S. from Missouri river, and 165 miles W. by N. from... Read MORE...

  • News  1860 - EXTENSIVE CONFLAGRATION AT INDEPENDENCE, MO. HOTELS, STORES, AND DWELLINGS CONSUMED.
    Independence, Mo., Friday, March 30 - 2 A.M.
    A fire broke out here at about 11 o'clock last night, which thus far has consumed nearly the whole... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Independence
    Independence, a city, capital of Jackson co., Mo., on the Missouri Pacific and Wyandotte, Kansas City & North western Railroads, 10 miles E. of... Read MORE...

  • News  1900 - BAD TRAIN WRECK. ACCIDENT OCCURED DURING A SNOW STORM. NEAR KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI. TWO OR MORE PERSONS WERE BURNED TO DEATH - SEVERAL WERE BADLY INJURED.
    Kansas City, Mo., March 1. - The fast St. Louis day express, due to arrive in Kansas City at 5:45 this evening, was delayed by a freight train, which ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Independence, a city, capital of Jackson co., Mo., on the Missouri Pacific and other railroads, 10 miles E. of Kansas City and 4 miles S. of the... Read MORE...

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