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Aerial Views (Curtiss Flying Service)
Business Buildings (Henry Green)
Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Orchestra
Eldridge Slides of Kansas City
Guadalupe Center Photographs
Guerrillas and Outlaws
Hargrave Photograph Collection
Journal-Post Photographs (Zeldin)
Photographs (General Collection)
Postcards (Mrs. Sam Ray's)
Music - Dance - Theater
Native American & Western Photograph Collection
Nelly Don Photographs
1951 Kansas City Flood
Nineteenth-Century Kansas City
South Central Business Association
Willis Castle Memorial Photographs
Greinke Savors this One
Zack Greinke received the Wilber “Bullet” Rogan Award as the American League’s most outstanding pitcher at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Greinke also recently received the Cy Young award, but...
29 Under 30
Young prominent Kansas Citians.
Everything's Big in Texas
You could find a Texas Tom's Drive In restaurant on Independence Avenue for the last 30 years. The franchise owned by Jay Chaudhri recently moved into the spot on the street where Quite-a-Burger used to...
Kansas City--An Illustrated Review of Its Progress and Importance
York State Cider and Apple Vinegar at 1424 Saint Louis Avenue.
City's Best 2009
Yearly issue with list of nominees and selection of Kansas City's best in numerous categories, like best museum, live theater, art gallery, best radio personality, best restaurant (different types), best...
A Library Hall
Written by Phil Kirk, this poem refers to the Central Library of the Kansas City Public Library located at 10th and Baltimore. The first floor of the building is called Kirk Hall and is named after Phil...
Home on the Range
Written by Dr. Brewster Higley in 1870 in Smith County, Kansas, "Home on the Range" became the official state song of Kansas on June 30, 1947. His poem was called "My Western Home" and the words were similar...
From the Stacks: Western Historical Manuscript Collection--Kansas City. The William Volker and Company
Writings on William Volker have usually focused on his philanthropic activities rather than his business. Volker was an astute and hard-working businessman who expected the same of his employees. He built...
Business people; Philanthropists;
A Tale of Tall Tapers
World-renowned candle company's tapers decorated "the stately room where Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev signed their countries' peace accord."
Business enterprises; Candlemaking; Candles;
World's first electric trolley car invented and operated in Kansas City by John C. Henry in 1885, replacing non-electric trolleys by 1913 and quitting themselves in 1959.First application of the word,...
Grand Opening Marks New Course for Northeast School
Woodland-Edison School is located at 711 Woodland in the northeast area and serves nearly 500 children in kindergarden through 5th grade. Includes a partnership between the Edison Project and the Kansas...
Cecil Carstenson Sculpture
Wood sculpture by Cecil Carstenson entitled "Mythological Beast."
Benjamin F. Stringfellow: The Fight For Slavery On the Missouri Border
With the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, hostilities between abolitionists and southern sympathizers who favored slave holding intensified in the state of Missouri. Benjamin Stringfellow and David...
Can Area Support Two Aquariums?
With the opening of the Kansas City Sea Life Aquarium and Legoland Discovery Center at Crown Center, plans are still underway in Kansas for a larger aquarium in Mission, Kansas. The Kansas aquarium was...
Jefferson Highway: The Palm To Pine Vacation Route of America
With the ever-growing popularity of the automobile and the need for paved roads, associations began to organize to improve roads throughout the nation. The Jefferson Highway Association was an early association...
Hunting the Haunters
With Kansas City Paranormal Investigations (KCPI), the author accompanies members to seek out the "strange and unusual in our world," in particular the John Wornall House Museum. KCPI was founded three...
Ghosts; Haunted houses;
Latter Day Saints in Jackson County, 1830s
With extensive documentation and maps and illustrations, this chapter and the following describe the influx of the Saints into Jackson County, lands purchased, and resulting expulsion. Includes plot maps...
2006 Charlotte Street Foundation Awards Announced
Winners of the 2006 Charlotte Street Foundation awards are: Anthony Baab, Deanna Dikeman, Justin Gainan, Aaron Wrinkle.
''A Stirring Effect on the Enemy'': Civil War Archaeology of Sharp's Cornfield at the 1861 Battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield is located near Republic, Missouri, in the southwest part of Missouri around 15 miles from Springfield. "The battle was commemorated when Congress passed a joint resolution...
Former President and Editor of The Star Dies
William W. Baker, former editor and president of The Kansas City Star died on Sunday, January 24, 2010. The WWII veteran joined The Star in 1947 as a reporter, was named editor in 1967, and president in...
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