Timeline of Kansas City History 1821
François Chouteau established a
trading post that became known as Chouteau's
Landing. 1833 John C. McCoy opened a
trading post that he called Westport. 1850
The Town of Kansas was incorporated. 1889
The Town of Kansas changed its name to Kansas
Taylor Barry served several
discontinuous terms in the Kentucky House of
Representatives, as Lieutenant Governor of
Kentucky, as Kentucky Secretary of State, and
other state positions, before being named as the
first Postmaster General to hold a position in
having virtually no formal education,
"Davy" Crockett was a strong speaker
and natural storyteller. He particularly enjoyed
telling stories about himself, and was prone to
exaggerating his image as an Indian fighter and
frontiersman, especially when doing so could earn
him "political points."
Smoky Mountains National Park
contains the most extensive virgin hardwood and
red spruce forests in the United States, as well
as some of the oldest mountains on Earth.
Eugene Faubus was the
longest-serving Governor in Arkansas history, a
total of six two-year terms. He served during a
period of major industrialization in Arkansas'
economy, and during the turbulent period of
school desegregation in the state.
Boone explored much of present-day
Kentucky, helped blaze the Wilderness Road, a
trail through the Cumberland Gap, and led a group
of settlers into the area.