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A Foundation for Creativity
April 10, 2011
The 2011 award winners of grants from Charlotte Street Foundation include Peggy Noland, Ricky Allman, and Andy Brayman. Works from the three are pictured: Noland's Crossroads boutique "with outlandish...
A Postcard from Old Kansas City
Photo and article about the former Kansas City Veterinary College at the "northwest corner of Lydia Avenue."
Illustration and description of "a police dog," owned by Mr. and Mr. Dean Green, 1027 Romany road" in Kansas City, with traits similar to those of Jim the Wonder Dog such as understanding spellings of...
Artist Carves Niche in World of Wildlife
Biographical article about engraver and painter of wildlife Tom Altenburg of Kansas City, describing his unique style and day job "as an industrial designer for Hallmark Cards," with photo.
Chimp Care at KC Zoo is Criticized
October 18, 2012
Article describes the publication of a report produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that cited the Kansas City Zoo for instances of improper care of its primates. The article focuses upon the...
Draw Me a Story
Article about Lisa Ernst, a writer and illustrator of children's books about animals wo grew up in Oklahoma and started in advertising in New York before settling into her studio residence in the Westport...
Expert: Economy Staggers Animal Health Industry
September 2-8, 2011
Article about the Kansas City region being a part of the "so-called Animal Health Corridor, a region between Manhattan and Columbia." This past year has seen a decline in veterinarian office visits and...
Forty Years Ago
Article about the horse epidemic in 1872, causing problems with funeral transportation.
Description of "the great grasshopper plague" of 1874-1875 affecting Kansas City and "sweeping the trans-Mississippi country bare of vegetation from the Platte river to Texas and as far east as Sedalia."...
Heatlh Midwest's Approach to Problem of Dirty Birds Has Employees Concerned
Discusses hospital's attempts to eliminate the problem of excess birds in the parking garage using the pesticide Avitrol, and its possible side effects on people and other animals in the surrounding area....
Homeward Bound: Once Deep in Debt, Wayside Waifs Now Thrives, Thanks to Harold Melcher
July 22, 2007
Feature story about Wayside Waifs, a private, nonprofit animal shelter located at 3901 Martha Truman Road in Kansas City, Missouri. Harold Melcher is chairman of the board and has helped to revive the...
How Districts Get Names
January 4, 1925
Article about the origins of area place names like Toad-a-Loop, Tour-de-Loup, and Sni-a-Bar, all supposed to be of French origin etymologically. "One of the troublesome place names in Kansas City is that...
KC's Oldest Animal Shelter Buckles Under
Describes the controversy and conflicts over management of the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City.
Literally a Beehive of Activity under Union Station
Illustrations and description of the high level of activity at Union Station and its surroundings, including high volumes of mail, including bees and other zoo animals being shipped, railroad cargo, and...
Martin King of Exaggerated Postcards
May 22, 2013
Article profiles William H. "Dad" Martin of Ottawa, Kansas, considered to be a pioneer of the exaggerated or "tall-tale" postcard. Martin worked under photographer E.H. Corwin in Ottawa in the early 1900s...
The Business, and Love, of Greyhounds
Article discussing the treatment of retired racing greyhounds.
The Plywood Menagerie
File containing a photo and biographical article about Julietta Thornton, a 1975 Kansas City Art Institute graduate and maker of sculptures of animals, etc.
Review of two sculpture shows at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
Unlikely VIPs: He's Kansas City's General in the Unending War on Rats
Photos and biographical article about Casey O'Hara, "Kansas City's Rodent Control director" since 1975. Discussion on the problems of rat infestation in Kansas City, their patterns of habitation in sewers...
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