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Historical Events in Kansas City

Kansas City was incorporated on June 1, 1850, initially as a town then later on a modern-day City in 1853. The city, which is located at the confluence of the Missouri Rivers, acted as a port; hence it grew drastically due to the trade taking place in its core. The meeting point of the rivers was considered a great place to build the settlement. The National Historical Association in Kansas registers some buildings such as the Antioch Christian Church, Wood Neath, and Dr. James Compton House as historical monuments and thus preserving them. See more here.

Exploration and Settlement

The first settlers in Kansas came with the initial intention of exploring the Missouri River. The first-ever recorded settler was Étienne de Veniard, Sieur de Bourgmont, who met a farce resistance from the existing Native American at Fort Detroit. Bourgmont married a Native American wife, and they lived in a village about 90 miles east of Brunswick, where they traded illegal furs. Bourgmont authored many books where he describes the rich culture that existed at the time. His account about that particular time I history serves as the origin story of Kansas City. Kansas City’s first reasonably accurate topographical map was created following these descriptions. See here for information about Growth and Development of Kansas City.

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