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1. "Retrospection" "Retrospection" 1917 Poem written by Melvin B. Tolson published in the Lincolnian yearbook his junior year (1917). Tolson graduated in 1918 from Lincoln High School.

2. ''Walks In Water'': The Impact of Steamboating On the Lower Missouri River ''Walks In Water'': The Impact of Steamboating On the Lower Missouri River 2001 This book traces the history of steamboating on the lower Missouri River or Missouri Valley area starting with the beginning in 1818 to the 1860s when railroads brought a decline to river transportation....

3. ''We Are Not Yet Conquered ''We Are Not Yet Conquered

4. ''We Are Not Yet Conquered'' ''We Are Not Yet Conquered'' 2001 This book covers the ''history of the Northern Cherokee Nation of the Old Louisiana Territory'' including the many Cherokee in Missouri, especialy mid-Missouri.

5. 'Globe-Trotting' Refrigerators Are Made in K. C. 'Globe-Trotting' Refrigerators Are Made in K. C. 1950 Entry for Viking Refrigerators, Incorporated, with the history of the company founded in 1904 by Walter S. Dickey, who also "manufactured miles of clay pipe for the town's water and sewer system and was...

6. 'Possum Trot' Gazette, 1838-1978 'Possum Trot' Gazette, 1838-1978 //1978 Photo of Sally Rand, a performer in Kansas City in 1978 "at the Newly Restored Loew's Midland Theater" for the sesquicentennial of the Town of Kansas.

7. 'Possum Trot' Gazette: 1838-1978 'Possum Trot' Gazette: 1838-1978 //1978 Booklet about the current and past Possum Trot festivals arranged to raise funds for historic preservation in the city.

8. 100 Years to Grow on: Folger's Coffee 100 Years to Grow on: Folger's Coffee 1950 History of the Kansas City-based Folger's coffee company, established in California but headquartered in Kansas City since 1907. It was first located at 20th and Baltimore and move the headquarters to...

9. 12th Street City Directory Entry 12th Street City Directory Entry 1871 Listing for the street: "Twelfth--twelfth south of river, from Summit to limits."

10. 1807 Patrick Gass Journal 1807 Patrick Gass Journal 1807 Sargeant Patrick Gass, a sargeant with the Lewis and Clark expedition, published the first journal after the return of the expedition. The Library acquired the 1807 edition in 1953 with the $35,000 purchase...

11. 1811 Patrick Gass Journal 1811 Patrick Gass Journal December 15, 1904 Part of the Fitzpatrick purchase, this 1811 copy has particular significance because it once belonged to Elliott Coues, one of the editors of the Lewis and Clark journals. It is inscribed, “To Prof....

12. 1903 Flood 1903 Flood 1908 Story of the anticipation and preparation of the flood and the narrow escape as it struck.

13. 1974 [through 1990] Medical Directory of Greater Kansas City 1974 [through 1990] Medical Directory of Greater Kansas City //1974-1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984-1987, 1989, 1990 Medical directories for physicians by area and specialty, hospitals and nursing homes, health organizations, and related facilities.

14. 1980 [and 1982] Annual Report: Department of Public Works, Kansas City, Missouri 1980 [and 1982] Annual Report: Department of Public Works, Kansas City, Missouri //1980, 1982 Review of the major city engineering events, including the rebuilding of the Kemper Arena roof and the construction of the replacement Main Street Viaduct and Kasnas City Skill Center.

15. 1998 Sierra Club Sprawl Report: 30 most sprawl-threatened cities. 1998 Sierra Club Sprawl Report: 30 most sprawl-threatened cities. June 20, 2005 Kansas City ranks number five amongst the ten most sprawl-threatened cities, according to a report from the Sierra Club. It has more freeway lane miles per car than any other city in the country.

16. 19: The Identity Crisis of Channel 19 19: The Identity Crisis of Channel 19 March//1975 Article about the television station, Channel 19, with a "split personality," being both a daytime educational station and an evening and weekend public television station.

17. 3410 Troost Avenue and 504 Walrond Avenue 3410 Troost Avenue and 504 Walrond Avenue 1903 Photos of the residences of Benjamin Burd, at 3410 Troost Avenue, and of Walter Dickey, at 504 Walrond Avenue.

18. 39th and Broadway 39th and Broadway 1981 Four large photos of the intersections of 39th and Broadway and 38th and Broadway, looking to different directions, in 1930.

19. 4109 Independence Avenue 4109 Independence Avenue 1902 Photo of the house at 4109 Independence Avenue.

20. 63rd Street Trafficway 63rd Street Trafficway 1995 Description with photos and history of 63rd Street Trafficway, part of the park and boulevard system, from Swope Parkway to Elmwood Avenue, 0.64 miles long, acquired in 1913.