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The Leafless American
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TitleThe Leafless American
AbstractChapter of the book about the author's reminiscences as a child living in Kansas City with his mother starting in 1906. Includes descriptions of the city's dual character as "a smutty and religious town," describing many specific places, people and events, and comparing his memories in it to hometown experiences of famous authors, such as Mark Twain, Theodore Dreiser, ancient Greeks, et al.
NotesThe following are among the many references to specific places and people in Kansas City here: (1) 8th Street Viaduct, (2) Basket's Chili con Carne lunch counter (3) Delaware Street and Baltimore Avenue, (4) McGee Street, (5) Admiral Boulevard, (6) Cherry Street, Locust Street, Maple Street, Oak Street, and Walnut Street, (7) 5th Street Stables, (8) the Paseo, (9) 710 East 8th Street, (10) the Kansas City Star, (11) the Muehlebach Hotel, (12) the Baltimore Hotel, (13) Wyandotte Street, (14) Doric Temple, (15) Willis Wood Theater, (16) Troost Avenue, (17) University of Kansas City, (18) 15th Street, (19) Swope Park, (20) Rockhill residential district and Country Club District, (21) 16 East 8th Street, (22) Theodore Roosevelt, (23) Jonathan Cromwell and David Hagen, (24) Phineas Levy, (25) George Washington Public School on Independence Avenue, (26) Emma Moneysmith and Gerald Moneysmith, and (27) other characters only partially named, including Dahlberg's mother.
AuthorEdward Dahlberg
Date1967
Location818 D13L
Chapter Title3 (Kansas City Revisited)
Page17-26
Local SubjectDahlberg, Edward
Authors
Culture
Kansas City, Missouri--Description--1910s
Item TypeBook
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. http://www.kclibrary.org/copy-requests
Item ID111891
CONTENTdm number5442
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