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Automobiles -- Early
Harold S Buttenheim
T J Seburn
A Zeal for Wheels: Bill Backer's Museum Houses More than a Century of Unique Autos
Article about Bill Backer's Auto World Car Museum in Fulton, Missouri, holding "90 vehicles ranging from an 1895 Haynes to a 1987 Jaguar," with photos.
Across Our Wide Missouri: A Classic Success Story
Biographical article about Erret Lobban Cord, or E. L. Cord (1893-1974), an automobile "merchandiser and organizer more than an engineer and designer," inventing "three of its [America's] greatest automobiles:...
Airlines in the United States, January 1, 1934
Map and names of airlines showing routes in 1934: American Airways; Eastern Air Transport; Kohler Aviation Corp.; National Parks Airways; Northwest Airways; Pan American Airways System; Pennsylvania Air...
ASAP: A Program with a Purpose
Photo and article about drunken driving prevention by ASAP, the Alcohol Safety Action Project.
Auto Delivery Wagons
Report and photograph of the first automobile delivery wagon in Kansas City, made by the Day Automobile Company for Geo. B. Peck Dry Goods Co. The vehicle was designed by W. T. Irvin of the Day Automobile...
Auto Speedway Built under Difficulties
Story with drawings and photos about the construction of a new speedway for car races.
Notice about the decrease in automobile-related deaths in Kansas City from 14 in 1934 to 5 in 1935.
Buses to Compete with Private Automobiles in Kansas City
Drawings, map, and discussions about bus routes and their mechanical safety devices.
City Transit Summed Up: New Traffic Signals in Kansas City, Mo. [and] Which Sells Better--Don't Walk or Wait?
Photos and articles about the new traffic signals in Downtown Kansas City for improved safety and transportation of pedestrians competing with automobiles and streetcars, especially at the following intersections:...
Dallas and Kansas City Win Grand Award in Traffic Safety
Announcement of the winning of the 1940 National Traffic Safety Award by Kansas City and Dallas, jointly, for cities of populations between 250,000 and 500,000.
Foam-Filled Tires Stop Refuse-Truck Flats
Photos and article about the preservation and resulting cost-savings to the city of tires on garbage trucks with the use of foam in the city's rough landfills.
Ford Wings for the B-47 Jet Bomber
Photos and article about "the first shipment of bomber wings built at Ford Motor Company's Claycomo plant" with speeches here by company president Henry Ford II, B. W. Rose ("Kansas city Aircraft Plant...
Headlight Testing Campaign Organized by Chief of Police
Story about the "campaign for safer automobile lights" in Kansas City, Kansas, organized by Frank Wisdom, chief of police there, with defective lights corrected on "more than 2,500" cars.
High-School Industrial-Arts Program
Photos, drawings, and article about the industrial arts program and facilities at Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kansas, including a shops and labs for metal, wood, electrical machines, and automobiles....
Horseless Carriages Conquer
Report on the growing popularity of early automobiles in Kansas City, in particular the steam propelled "Locomobile."
HST's Dreadful Devil Wagon
Photos and biographical article about Harry Truman and his "1911 Stafford car," his first automobile and the one used in his courtship with his wife.
J. C. Nichols Company: Fifty Years of Development
History of the real estate company, tracing the development of the planned residential district and shopping center tailored for automobiles.
J. I. Case Threshing Machine Building
January 22, 1916
Photo (or illustration) and caption about the ''J. I. Case Building,'' site of "the Motor Show" in Kansas City in 1916.
Just to Show the Way Kansas City Is Growing: Some of the New Enterprises Which Are Being Launched Here
Short notice about the new "lighting gas and equipments for automobiles" manufacturing plant of the Prest-O-Lite Company in North Kansas City.
Kansas City. ..America's Transportation Hub
Various essays and articles about Kansas City's function as a national transportation center in many aspects, including river barges, railroads, aviation, trucking, automobiles, pipelines, electrical lines,...
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