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'Waiting for Archie:' The Adventures of a Therapy Dog
A close-up look at Archie, a freckle-faced Brittany, and his role as a Therapy Dog with Kansas City organization Pets for Life that was founded in 1984 by husband and wife team William D. and Harriet M....
1918 Flu Epidemic More Deadly Than Germans
Short article details the involvement of Camp Funston and Fort Riley with the spread of the Spanish Flu in 1918. "Since Fort Riley was a cavalry outpost, there were hundreds of horses and mules also living...
A Couple of Well-Known Dogs
Profiles of Missouri's two most famous dogs, Old Drum and Jim the Wonder Dog.
A New Zoo?
Article about management changes at the Kansas City Zoo. Faced with declining attendence and the threat of losing professional accreditation, the Zoo's management transferred from the Kansas City Parks...
Al Agnew Combines Nature with Art
Article about naturalist painter Al Agnew with biographical information and photos and descriptions of his paintings of outdoor scenes, especially of animals and the Ozarks.
American Royal Premium List
Announcement of the new availability of the American Royal's "premium list" for livestock.
An Unusual Service in Kansas City, Mo., Provides. ..Birthday Parties at the Zoo
Photos and article (written by a former zoo employee) about the "revolutionary Birthday House at the Swope Park Zoological Gardens in Kansas City, Mo.," proving "immensely popular" as "the newest addition...
And Only Man Is Vile
Photos and article about the effusive spending of city funds on the Kansas City Zoo, comparing the luxurious living conditions of a tiger there to many thousands of Kansas Citians with very poor housing...
Beauty of the Beast
Article describes Kansas buffalo and several ranches around the state in which buffalo are raised.
Birds of the Kansas City Region
Extracts from the diary of Otto Widmann, with bibliography and maps, not available at this library.
Buck and Mack Jumping through Burning Hoops
Photo of the famous fire horses in action.
Buffalo on the Santa Fe Trail
Seventh and final article in a series describing wildlife encountered on the Santa Fe Trail. Buffalo are examined, and are determined to be "the most important animals on the prairies to travelers on the...
Champions for the Underdogs
M'Shoogy's Emergency Animal Rescue offers abused and abandoned animals a second chance at life.
Committed to Critters
Photos and article about pet and animal welfare agencies in the Greater Kansas City area.
Flight of Freedom: Missouri's Eagle Population Is the Nation's Second Largest during Winter
Photos and article about the migration of eagles (including bald eagles, the national symbol since 1782) to Missouri each winter, making Missouri's eagle population the second highest in the nation during...
Fur Traders as Empire-Builders
History of the Missouri Fur Company and the fur trade in general west of the Mississippi River covering mainly the years between 1800 and 1850. Descriptions of several early explorers, such as Manuel Lisa...
Jim, the Wonder Dog
Stories about "Jim the Wonder Dog," a dog in Benton County, Missouri, with remarkable gifts of reasoning and prediction, also "the most famous hunting dog of this century."
Just Like the Garden of Eden: African-American Community Life in Kansas City's Leeds
January 1, 2004
Article traces the history of Leeds from about 1915 - 1960. Leeds was a semi-rural area within Kansas City where residents could buy their own homes, have large gardens, and raise farm animals. It particularly...
Kansas City Stock Yards: Many Improvements Made During Past Four Years
January 13, 1920
Review of the improvements made at the plant of the Kansas City Stock Yards Company between 1915 and 1919. Specific mention made of the stock hog vaccinating plant. Statistics are provided on size of yards,...
Kansas City's Neglected Zoo
Article about the deplorable condition of the city zoo due to a construction strike and lack of funds.
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