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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
Community Colleges Getting Pinched as Numbers Swell
Article describes large increases in enrollment at area community colleges. Economic conditions are sending more people back to school to learn new skills and fewer can afford the tuition at four-year...
Universities & colleges;
Central Technical Institute
In 1969 the name was changed to Missouri Institute of Technology, also in Kansas City, Missouri (March 1979).
Universities & colleges;
Industry Blends Timely, Timeless
Profile on the funeral industry in Kansas City and how national changes, trends, and mergers are affecting local funeral homes and morticians. Kansas City Kansas Community College is the only area school...
Undertaking; Morgues & mortuaries; Funeral rites & ceremonies;
J. T. Welden
Located at 828 Delaware Street, J. T. Welden sold coffins.
Eerie Tunnel Offered Greenwood Elementary Kids Safe Passage Under Busy KC Intersection
The author reminisces about her experiences as an elementary school student using an underground passage called "The Tunnel" at the intersection of 27th and Cleveland Avenue. Built in the early 1900s,...
Tunnels; Passageways; School children;
Arborist Chuck Brasher Made His Mark on KC Area
Article pays tribute to arborist Chuck Brasher, who died recently at the age of 90. Nicknamed "Mr Champion Tree," Brasher was best known for compiling a list of Champion Trees in the area; those that are...
Legends of the James-Younger Gang's Hidden Treasure
Article focuses upon efforts to find and recover hidden stores of loot stolen by the James-Younger gang during their many crimes. The suspicious death of George Dovel, a farmer living in Newton, Illinois,...
Jackson County in Early Mormon Descriptions
As title implies, this article highlights travel descriptions of Jackson County found in writings of early settlers, circa 1830, commonly referred to as "Mormons." The author also includes descriptions...
Light-Rail Proposal Takes Two More Hits
HNTB Corp., consultants for the light-rail plan for Kansas City, reported that there isn't enough money to fund the $1.5 billion proposed system. On the same day, the City Council learned that the petition...
Transportation; Railroads; Mass transit;
Infrastructure Architecture: Reinvesting the Highway
The author outlines a plan for redesigning the highways in Kansas City to integrate them more into the fabric of downtown. He also proposes a variety of public transit options to be included in the scheme....
Transportation; Mass Transit; Roads;
Doubts Surface about Existing Rails
Discussion about using existing rail lines between Kansas City and its suburbs and commuter trains or express buses as opposed to the light rail plan approved by voters. Includes map of possible commuter...
Transportation; Mass transit;
Light Rail Rolls
In November 2006, Kansas City voters approved a light rail plan proposed by long-time light rail proponent Clay Chastain. Critics of the plan charge that it is not economically feasibe; however, the Kansas...
Transportation; Mass transit
Heartland Traction: The Interurban Lines of Kansas City
This book contains information concerning the interurban railway lines in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Included are: Kansas City, Leavenworth & Western (the Leavenworth Line); Kansas City, Lawrence...
Transportation; Electric railroads; Street railroads;
Kansas City in The 1960s
Excerpt from magazine about Kansas City's automobile industry and the city's function as a transportation center.
Transportation; Automobile industry;
KC Zone is Big Stimulus Winner
The Kansas City area was recently awarded $50 million of Federal stimulus funds for various bus and street projects. The largest amount--$26.2 million--went to the "Green Impact Zone," an environmentally...
Transportation; Assistance; Urban renewal;
File includes a letter by Joseph H. Bruening telling a story about a man losing his way to KCI, written to the Sign Committee of the city government, regarding the ambiguous and confusing nature of road...
An Expanding Distribution Revolution
Article reviews the Midwest transportation corridor including Kansas City's central location that "puts it square in the middle of a growing trade corridor linking Canada, the United States and Mexico."...
Transportation facilities; Transportation industry; Commerce;
If You Build It. . .
Profile of the new 601,829 square foot KH Jensen Distribution Warehouse in [Olathe, Kansas]. [location not noted in article] Included are reasons why Kansas City is "an ideal location" for distribution...
Transportation facilities; Commerce;
Historic Oak Cleared Away
A historic oak tree, once a landmark on the Santa Fe Trail near Council Grove, Kansas, was declared dead in 1990. Most of the branches had been removed, but a 20-foot trunk remained. This deteriorated...
Trails & paths; Tree stumps; Oaks;
Identifying Butterfield’s Overland Mail Company Stage on the Southern Trail, 1858-1861
Examination of the life of John Butterfield Sr., the origin of his stages and their specific characteristics, and the events that led to forming his famous Overland Mail Company. Author addresses historic...
Trails & paths; Stagecoaches; Mail wagons; Postal service;
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