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100 Years of Business in Kansas City: Setting the Stage at the Turn of the Century
Chronological history of important Kansas City businesses of the twentieth century, starting in 1900.
1996 in Review: or, Hey Pal, Macarena This!
Describes political, social, and other highlights from 1996.
1997: The Year That Was
Describes political, social, and other highlights from 1997.
Album: Newspaper Clippings
A collection of of photocopies of the column "Album", from the Kansas City Star's Star Magazine. The column was an illustrated historical review detailing various aspects of Kansas City history. The author...
Board of Trade Structures Tied to City Growth
Article near the end of the paper with chronology, history, and illustrations of the various Board of Trade buildings of Kansas City. 1. 1877-1887: 5th and Delaware (Armour Building) 2. 1887-1925: 210...
Dillinger Is Slain
News of the slaying of notorious outlaw John Dillinger, "Public Enemy Number One," by federal agents in Chicago and crowds of spectators rushing on the scene, with photos and a chronology of Dillinger's...
Jazz: Horn of Plenty, Kansas City's Jazz Heritage Now Has a Home
Series of articles including: Opening events for the Kansas City Jazz Museum; The Jazz Museum: Past and Future; Kansas City's Jazz Legacy; A KC Jazz Chronology; Brief Lives of Some Local Greats (James...
Kansas City Journal Newspaper
File containing photocopies of the Kansas City Journal newspaper from October 2, 1921 with photos of the paper's various building headquarters and its co-founder Robert Van Horn (1824-1916) and his residence...
Kansas City's Disasters in the Last Five Years
File also containing Kansas City Times article "Collapse Tops List of Tragedies in KC History," July 18, 1981, A11: 1.
Our City, Our Century
Special section of the paper devoted to photos of the city from the 1900s, centering on "family, fun, work, special moments, surviving tough times."
Park's Jewel Returns to Glory
Photo and article about the re-opening on October 11, 2001 of Cliff Drive as a "historic roadway" in Northeast Kansas City receiving "the State Scenic By-Way designation." Also a chronology of Cliff Drive's...
Payless to Close Down, Liquidate Assets: Decision Puts Retailer's Remaining 5,000 Employees Out of Work
Article about the going-out-of-business of Payless Cashways, "shutting down after 71 years of business" from its headquarters in Lee's Summit, Missouri, formerly "one of the area's few Fortune 500 companies."...
Pete O'Neal: 'Are There Any Others Still Left?'
June 6, 1975
File containing a biographical article with photos and table with chronology about Felix O'Neal, or Pete O'Neal, "former leader of the Kansas City Black Panther party now living in exile in Tanzania."...
Police Tapes Show How Drama Grew
Chronology of events in the flood, including rescues.
Second Century for Transit System
March 27, 1969
[T]hese streamlined trolleys that were introduced in 1941. The last run by one of the cars was made on June 22, 1957, at the time they were replaced by busses. Chronology: (March 27, 1869) franchise for...
Shutdown Is End of an Era: 750 Workers to Lose Jobs in Plant Closing
Feb. 8, 2001
Photos, maps, and article about the closing of the GST Steel Company plant at about Independence Avenue and Interstate 435 "in the Northeast area of Kansas City," ending the company's "local ties dat[ing]...
So Long, Wendall: As KCTV's Veteran Anchorman Signs Off, a Pictorial Salute
June 24, 2001
Photos and biographical article about Wendall Anschutz, "a fixture on KCTV (formerly KCMO-TV), for nearly 35 years," retiring at the age of 63 in 2001. Review of his career here, "start[ing] as a reporter...
Storms Leave Their Mark on Kansas City
Article reviewing the chronology of various storms and other weather-related disasters in Kansas City history back to the 1844 flood (but not including the 1826 flood).
Biographical article about wealthy real estate investor Thomas Hunton Swope, or Thomas Swope (1827-1913), with a comprehensive chronology of the events dealing with his death and subsequent murder trial...
Timeline: Where the Only Constant is Change
Timeline of Kansas City history, focusing primarily on businesses, from 1900 through 1999.
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