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1. 11th and Summit 11th and Summit 1886 Early view of Kansas City identified as homes located at 11th and Summit. Looking northeast from 12th Street Viaduct toward Quality Hill.

2. 23rd Street Viaduct 23rd Street Viaduct 1919 Looking east from 23rd Street Viaduct.

3. 23rd Street Viaduct 23rd Street Viaduct 1919 Looking east from 23rd Street Viaduct.

4. 4th and Grand 4th and Grand 1886 Early view looking west at 4th and Grand; shows unidentified men atop bluffs and with equipment. Shows bluff grading.

5. 8th Street Tunnel 8th Street Tunnel N.d. View of 8th Street tunnel and the West Bluffs and Quality Hill area of Kansas City, Missouri. Entrance to the tunnel is in view as well as railroad cars under the bridge leading to the tunnel.

6. 8th Street Tunnel 8th Street Tunnel

7. A Letter from Daniel Geary A Letter from Daniel Geary September//1970 Reminiscences by Daniel Geary from 1915 about the radical changes in the topography in the Town of Kansas around 1856-1859, as its early streets were built and hills graded for settlement. Description...

8. Aerial View of Downtown Kansas City Aerial View of Downtown Kansas City 1960-12-08 Aerial view of downtown Kansas City looking east with the West Bluffs, portions of the West Bottoms, and Quality Hill in foreground.

9. Aerial View with Parade and Bluffs Aerial View with Parade and Bluffs circa 1930s Aerial view of buildings and bluffs in downtown Kansas City. There is long parade of automobiles down several streets.

10. Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Plains //1858 Comparisons of Kansas City's topography, from the levee to Westport, to Chicago and of its growth to Chicago, Memphis, Savannah, and Philadelphia.

11. Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Plains //1858 Description of the site of the city in 1858 as a "poor and costly place to build a city," with its "bluffs, ridges and ravines," but that "the same thing has been done in almost every city of the Union...

12. Beyond the Mississippi: From the Great River to the Great Ocean Beyond the Mississippi: From the Great River to the Great Ocean //1867 Illustration of "'[t]he grade' in Kansas City," referring to the deep cut of Main Street through the bluffs.

13. Bluff Street and 5th Bluff Street and 5th August 1867 Identified on photo as 5th and Bluff looking n.e. from West Bottoms near Mo. River, ? at first was graded direct to the Bottom.

14. Bridges and Railroads in Kansas City Bridges and Railroads in Kansas City 1999 Chapter of the book about the growth of Kansas City in its Reconstruction period after the Civil War, especially spurred by the building of the Hannibal Bridge by Octave Chanute for railroads, the leveling...

15. Delaware Street Delaware Street May 1868 Early view showing Delaware and 3rd Streets with house perched on top. Good example of road grading.

16. Delaware Street Delaware Street April 1869 Early view of Delaware Street looking north from 3rd. Missouri River in view and shows street grading through bluffs.

17. Diligence Brings Cliff Drive Dumper to Justice: As Structural Restoration of Historic State Scenic Byway Diligence Brings Cliff Drive Dumper to Justice: As Structural Restoration of Historic State Scenic Byway Continues, Residents Can Keep Area Junk-Free June/20/2001 Photo and article about the clean-up of garbage and trees obstructing and debasing the view from Cliff Drive in its progression toward designation as a "historic state scenis byway."

18. Downtown Kansas City, Missouri Downtown Kansas City, Missouri 1955 Looking east from north end of West Bottoms.

19. Downtown Kansas City, Missouri Downtown Kansas City, Missouri 1955 Looking east, near 9th and Jefferson.

20. Downtown Kansas City, Missouri Downtown Kansas City, Missouri 1955 Looking southeast from north end of West Bottoms.