Kansas Memory Item of the Week: A photograph of Willie Cade, a steam ferry owned by Captain W. A. Cade. The ferry traveled the Missouri River between Leavenworth, Kansas, and East Leavenworth, Missouri. Date: between 1865 and 1870
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burlington bridge | SqueezeBoxCity
A two-of-its-kind bridge in America, the Armour-Swift-Burlington Bridge was constructed in 1909 to allow rail traffic, as well as vehicle traffic, cross the Missouri River—with only the lower rail deck able to raise and allow steam boat passages. The bridge delighted residents of Clay and Jackson Counties that were sick of waiting on the bank for the ferry boat. The ASB Bridge today serves only trains; the car traffic moved over to the Heart of America Bridge in 1987.
Independence - seat of Jackson County in the early 1850s. Independence was also the outfitting point for the Santa Fe Trail, which traversed Jackson County along 2 routes far south of John Calvin McCoys store. McCoy's store would be a border emporium, like a convenience store on some lonely highway today.