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'Site of Shame' Dedicated
April 29, 2007
The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic site was dedicated in southeastern Colorado on April 28, 2007. The site is located 160 miles southeast of Denver on Big Sandy Creek in Kiowa County and pays tribute...
A 'Whirlwind' is Coming
May 7, 2009
Article profiles John Covington who was chosen unanimously to be the new Superintendant of Schools for the Kansas City School District. Covington comes to Kansas City from Pueblo, Colorado, and is a graduate...
Anger, Action Replace Fear
Article details the vandalism happening in areas of the 12-1400 block of Colorado Avenue in the Blue Valley Neighborhood of Northeast Kansas City. Efforts to help include involvement of the police department...
Blanche E. Carstenson
Obituary for local artist Blanche Carstenson. She died October 7, 2002 in Denver, Colorado and was 95 years of age. She was best known for her wall hangings which were exhibited in this area. She managed...
Couple Drives a Hobby to Colorado
Photo and biographical article about Mr. and Mrs. Dick Hempel and their plans to make "a 2,300-mile trip in their antique steam motor car" from Kansas City to various parts of Colorado, leaving from their...
Crossing Plains with a Pioneer Kansas Cityan: Memories of Leadville in 1879
Biographical article about photographer Harman Brown, a photographer in Kansas City from 1871 to 1879, then moving to Colorado and California territories, with photos and history of Colorado.
Deaths: Donald R. Hollis, Mrs. Leah Hollis
Obituary article about the deaths of Donald Hollis and his wife Leah Hollis, both "killed in a crash of their light plane in Colombia, South America, Sept. 30," 1971. Description of Donald as a 47-year-old...
Deaths: Mrs. Carrie Tribble
Photo and obituary for Carrie Tribble, "95 years old, of 705 East [97th Street]," "daughter of Dr. Joseph Feld, who practiced medicine and ran covered wagons from Westport landing to Denver, and who was...
Denver Checks Up on Its First Mayor, a Romantic Figure in Early Kansas City
Photo and biographical article about Colonel John Moore (1832-1915), "first mayor of Denver, soldier of the Confederacy and post-war journalist in early Kansas City" as co-owner of the old Kansas City...
Dr. Joseph Feld: One of Our Prominent Citizens Who Is Now before the People
Portrait and biographical article about Dr. Joseph Feld, a Westport physician starting his career in Michigan and moving to Denver and then Kansas City in 1865, "draft[ing] a bill for the establishing...
Emporia's Own White House
July 17, 2005
Journalist William Allen White's home in Emporia, Kansas, known as Red Rocks is now a state historic state. White's granddaughter, Barbara White Walker, donated the home in 2001 to the Kansas State Historical...
Frontier Mystery, Modern Answer?
February 3, 2006
Article reports the 2006 attempts by professors at the University of Colorado to exhume the body buried in lot 555 of Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, Kansas. The unmarked grave holds human remains at the...
Group to Mark First Ascent of Long's Peak
August 21, 1968
Biographical article about L. W. Keplinger, a lawyer from Kansas City, Kansas, "credited for being the first to blaze the trail as one of eight men in the Powell-Byers party" to Long's Peak in Colorado...
May 9, 2005
Interview with actor Don Cheadle and his aunt, Sondra North, of Kansas City, Missouri. Cheadle got his break as the character "Mouse" in 1995's Devil in a Blue Dress, and received an Oscar nomination for...
Hold Last Rites for Mrs. Sallie C. Love
Vertical file containing an obituary for Mrs. Sallie Love, a former music teacher in Kansas City and Rosedale, Kansas, with residence at 2623 Euclid Avenue. Love was born in Colorado as Sallie Jordan and...
Jacob Earl Tobler Jr.
December 27, 1998
Obituary for Jacob Tobler Jr. who died December 24, 1998, at the age of 75 in Grand Junction, Colorado. Tobler was son of the founder of Tobler Flowers begun in 1900 in Kansas City.
Kayakers Tough, Tender Run Big Muddy
August 3, 2006
The Missouri River 340, a first time canoe/kayak race on the Missouri River between Kaw Point in Kansas City, Kansas and St. Charles started on Wednesday, August 2, 2006. There were 20 competitors (14...
KC Conductor's MahlerFest Wins Coveted Music Prize
September 11, 2005
Article reports the awarding of the Gold Medal of the International Gustav Mahler Society, "one of classical music's most prestigious awards," to Kansas City conductor Robert Olsen. Olsen, a conducting...
Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry Offers Hope to Many
October 4, 2005
Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry was founded in 1971 by 44 Kansas City area Lutheran churches and at this time more than 120 congregations of other denominations help to support it. It operates on a budget...
Meyer Mementos in Museum
Article about August R. Meyer's urban planning career in Kansas City and Leadville, Colorado, including notes about his home at 44th and Warwick Boulevards and streets of the park and boulevard system...
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