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The Story of Kansas City, Kansas

"Explorers, Trappers and Traders"

Some of you by time are saying to yourselves, "Did no one but Indians ever come here?"

Yes the white men came, but they did not stay.  For one thing, the government owned the land and wanted it for the Indians.  For another, most of the white people who passed this way were explorers or traders.  The country did not look attractive to everyone desiring a home.  Trees and shrubs covered the hills and early visitors compared the prairies to a great desert.

The Spaniards hoped to find gold.  The traders and trappers cared only for the furs they could sell.  Many years passed before white people wanted to come here to live.

The Spanish and the French

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History Site created on December 02, 2002
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