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A Piece of KC's Past Is Rediscovered
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TitleA Piece of KC's Past Is Rediscovered
AbstractArticle details the recent suggestion that part of the original riverboat landing or wharf area on Kansas City's waterfront is visible. Geologist Richard Gentile thinks the exposed ledge that tilts toward Main Street matches those from early photographs of the area. Core drilling should tell whether more of the rock can be exposed.
NotesOther landings were already in use, such as Chouteau's Landing further downstream. But the ledge made a good all-weather boat landing, one that survived the flood of 1844 better than some competing sites, said Kansas City historian David Boutrous.
DateNovember 28, 2003
SourceThe Kansas City Star
LocationVertical File: Kansas City--Riverfront
PageA1:4
Local SubjectRiverfront Area
Westport Landing
Riverboats
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID209894
CONTENTdm number27993
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