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A Few Interesting Facts About Kansas City Streets
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TitleA Few Interesting Facts About Kansas City Streets
AbstractArticle looks at some Kansas City streets that run east-west as well as some north-south streets and gives the names today compared to the names used in early Kansas City. Also included in the article is a section called "How'd It Get That Name?" which gives the history of how some streets were named. James A. Tharp has compiled more than 200 pages of research on this topic and this is available at the Mid-Continent Genealogy and Local History Library in Independence, Missouri, where Mr. Tharp is a librarian. This article includes extracts from Mr. Tharp's compilations on this topic.
NotesAs an example - "Broadway was named by Colonel Kersey Coates, expecting that the street would become the broad way to Westport and the Santa Fe Trail beyond. He believed it would always be a desirable business thoroughfare and showed his faith in his judgment by erecting thereon the fine hotel and opera house that bore his name."
AuthorJames Tharp
DateSpring 2005
SourceJackson County Historical Society Journal
Locationq977.841 J14j
Local SubjectStreet Names
Broadway Boulevard
Item TypeMagazine Article
Access This ItemThis document is not available online. You may come to the Missouri Valley Room to view it or request a photocopy from the Library's Document Delivery service. https://www.kclibrary.org/services/copy-requests
Item ID215900
CONTENTdm number19735
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