Missouri Valley Special Collections
Advanced Search | Help | My Favorites
All Images Local History Index  
We are working on a NEW Local history website which will replace this version of KCHistory.org. Stay tuned for details!
add to favorites | reference url back to results previous next
But Ten Feet from Death
Not available online
TitleBut Ten Feet from Death
AbstractArticle recounting the streetcar or cable car accident during President Grover Cleveland's visit to Kansas City in 1887, narrowly missing the President's carriage and injuring four people in the crowded street.
NotesThe carriage containing the President and Mrs. Cleveland had just crossed the Ninth street cable line at Ninth and Broadway last night, when a broken strand in the cable came along, caught in the grip of one of the cars that were [sic] standing on Ninth street, a few feet west of Broadway, and dashed the car into a swarm of people. A dozen people or more were injured but the accident did not result seriously to more than two. The presidential procession was just passing up Broadway and the street at that point was a perfect sea of human beings. .. The President and Mrs. Cleveland were not injured.
SourceKansas City Journal
Local SubjectCleveland, Grover
Cleveland, Frances F.
Cable Cars
Item TypeNewspaper 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 ID108617
CONTENTdm number22830
add to favorites | reference url: http://www.kchistory.org/u?/Local,22830 back to results previous next