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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
Commercial Wind Farm Proves to Be a Windfall
The Bluegrass Ridge Farm in King City, Missouri, has the first commercial wind farm in Missouri. It has "27 massive turbines sprawled over 6,000 acres of farmland...." The first turbines, which stand at...
If You Don't Like the Weather, Wait a Minute
Review of weather in Kansas including major storms, tornadoes, and floods from the early 1800s to the present.
Weather; Floods; Tornadoes;
Dry as a Bone
Article discussing the effects of the drought of 2012. Extreme high temperatures and a lack of rain are creating conditions comparable to the Dust Bowl of the 1930s in the region. The drought has already...
Weather; Droughts; Summer;
Kansas City Area's Affluence Runs the Gamut, Study Finds
A study by Bizjournals measures the "wealth score" of several Kansas City area communities using a formula based on income and home values. The study, which rated 261 cities with populations of more than...
Wealth; Cost & standard of living; Housing;
'Fraud All the Way Through': The First Kansas City Waterworks
Overview of the construction, fraud, and public scandal of the Kansas City waterworks. Beginning with the planning and building stages in 1873, and ending with a period of litigation and lawsuits that...
Gauthier Banks on The Riverfront's Draw to Development
Profile of Vincent Gauthier, 44, the new Executive Director of the Port Authority of Kansas City. Gauthier came to Kansas City in 1997 to build affordable housing and has worked on various historic preservation...
American Sash & Door Company
Unframed (18 in. x 26 in.) matted water color of the interior of what appears to be a bank. It contains teller windows but no identification as to bank. Label on back reads: "From American Sash & Door...
Watercolors; Interiors; Banks;
History of Border Warfare inKansas
Title continues: "Border Ruffians--Jayhawkers/Quantrell--John Brown's/Sharpshooters--Jim Lane, etc. A Scrapbook Kept by Mrs. C. R. Jennison." This is a bound, typewritten carbon copy of approximately 296...
Average '07 Hourly Pay in Area Hit $20.15
National Compensation Survey data revealed that employees in the Kansas City area earned an average of $20.15 an hour in 2007. In 2004, the average was $18.20. Article continues to give averages for different...
Wages; Stats; Employment agencies;
How Much Do Kansas Citians Earn?
The average hourly wage in September 2008 was $21.44. Brief article provides other figures on wages.
'Even Since the Hanging of Oliphant'
Article on the instances of mob violence that occurred in Topeka, Kansas in the latter half of the 19th century. On June 5, 1889, an estimated 10,000 to 12,000 people participating in the lynching of Nat...
Violence; Law & legal affairs; Lynchings;
Hispanic Veterans of War from the Kansas City Area
List of area veterans of those killed in action, awarded purple hearts, or died while in service. War(s) are given for those who served in wartime.
Veterans; Military service;
Article profiles WWII veteran Bob Motley, who is among 20,000 black marines who trained at Montfort Point at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune. The 200 surviving Montfort marines, including Motley, will be...
Veterans; Awards; Marines (Military personnel);
History Closes Chapter on WWI Doughboys
Missouri native Frank Woodruff Buckles died on February 27, 2011, as the "last American soldier who was witness to the 'war to end all wars.' " Article gives a brief history of Buckles and mentions his...
Downtown KC's Long Road Back
Series of three articles discussing and measuring downtown's progress. The three-day series "charts Kansas City's downtown comeback, compares it to recoveries elsewhere and explores what it needs to continue...
Urban renewal; Stats; Demography; Hotels; Housing;
Houses Will Join River Market Boom
''Developer George Birt is scrapping two condominium buildings proposed in his original River Market East redevelopment plan and will instead build 27 detached houses.'' Includes schematic drawing of the...
Urban renewal; Housing; Condominiums
Isaac Eugene Jefferson, A Leader in Urban Agriculture
Isaac Jefferson was "a leader and contributor to the organic urban farms (the Juniper Gardens Urban Farm project) and local neighborhood gardens." He worked with local officials to launch neighborhood...
Urban renewal; Gardens; Neighborhoods;
Avenue Poised to be Region's International Marketplace
Article reports on the growing number of ethnic businesses along Independence Avenue and the potential for the corridor to become "Kansas City's premier international marketplace for the region;" this...
Urban renewal; Business enterprises; Ethnic neighborhoods;
KCK Hopes Downtown Blooms
Article describes efforts by Chris Carucci, executive director of Downtown Shareholders, to form a community improvement district in downtown Kansas City, Kansas.
Urban renewal; Business districts;
East Crossroads Area Sees Revitalization on Horizon
The East Crossroads "runs approximately from Grand Boulevard to U.S. Highway 71 and from Truman Road to the railroad tracks behind Union Station." As artists are priced out of the Crossroads District,...
Urban renewal; Artists;
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