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8th Street Tunnel (7)
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December/29/1962 (1)
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1. Change in Tram Plan: New Downtown Traffic Center Setup Effective Tomorrow Change in Tram Plan: New Downtown Traffic Center Setup Effective Tomorrow April/28/1956 Article about changes and closings in some street railway routes, but unverified as to the above tidbit, from the local history index card.

2. Dee-Po Stone Raises Ghost of Day When Inconvenience Was Picturesque Dee-Po Stone Raises Ghost of Day When Inconvenience Was Picturesque April/16/1945 History of Union Depot from 1877 to 1915, on "bawdy" Union Avenue, "reached via the famous 'cattle chute' by way of the Eighth Street Tunnel and exciting Ninth Street Incline."

3. In Kansas City Forty Years Ago In Kansas City Forty Years Ago May/20/1939 Reprint of the obituary of Robert Gillham (1864-1899), "the father of Kansas City's cable railway system, member of the park board and general manager of the Kansas City, Pittsburg & Gulf railroad." He...

4. Killed in the Tunnel: George R. Fearons a Victim of an Eighth Street Tunnel Killed in the Tunnel: George R. Fearons a Victim of an Eighth Street Tunnel April 5, 1899 Article about the death of George Fearon, "of 813 Olive street, attorney," in the 8th Street Tunnel, apparently caused by a collision with a streetcar in the tunnel, also listing him as the "father of...

5. L Road Made Kansas City Up to Date in 1886 L Road Made Kansas City Up to Date in 1886 December/29/1962

6. Mass Transportation, from Omnibus to Omnibus Mass Transportation, from Omnibus to Omnibus January/27/1962 Article providing history of public transportation in Kansas City, from the first omnibuses, or stagecoaches, to a later type of omnibus, the motor bus.

7. Memories Revived by the Abandonment of the "L" Structure Memories Revived by the Abandonment of the "L" Structure January/1/1923 Photos and caption about the "first type of electric car used over the elevated structure," and the "entrance to the old Eighth street tunnel built to accommodate the old cable cars," initially "at the...

8. Station on the Elevated Station on the Elevated April/14/1946 Photo and description of the elevated street railway.

9. Tunnel Was Vital Link in Transit Here Tunnel Was Vital Link in Transit Here April/25/1968 Article about the 8th Street Tunnel of the elevated street railway, with photo and an illustration of its cross-section in 1895.