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Arthur H Mattingly
Barbara Kleben Mills
An Organic Experience Downtown
Short article about City Market and the new Cosentino's Family Market at 13th and Main streets. Includes a sidebar with a list of other farmers' markets in the area.
Down by the River
Photos, map, and article about the resurgence (especially since urban renewal in the 1990s centering around the City Market and Delaware Street) of the River Market, the site of the original Town of Kansas...
Dr. Waters Tells Chamber of Commerce of Farmer's Great Part in Winning the War
Biographical article about Henry Jackson Waters, or Henry Waters, "editor of the Weekly Kansas City Star" and speaker on the role of Midwestern farmers in World War I at the Commercial Club meeting at...
Farmers, Ranchers, and the Railroad, The Evolution of Fence Law in the Great Plains, 1865-1900
Article describes fencing policies in the Great Plains region as well as the conflicts that arose among ranchers and farmers. The emergence of the railroad and its effect on the fencing laws is also discussed....
Food from the Farm
Community-supported agriculture programs (CSAs) are growing in the Kansas and Missouri area. “What exactly is a CSA program? Simply put, it’s a network of local farmers who turn out produce, grains,...
From One Dam, More Power and Water for a Sixth of U. S.
Article about the hydroelectric power and reservoir water gained by the new Oahe Dam on the Missouri River in South Dakota, providing both flood control and irrigation water for farmers, built by the United...
Hoeing Their Own Row: Black Agriculture and the Agrarian Ideal in Kansas, 1880-1920
History of black farmers in Kansas, highlighting those owning their own farms, from 1880 to 1920, with several photos.
Imagining Kansas: Place, Promotion, and Western Stereotypes in the Art of Henry Worrall (1925-1902)
The author states, "In this article I will argue for the influence of the past over the present, and that in the American West of the nineteenth century, certain artists were able to shape through their...
Improving Municipal Administration: Largest Municipal Market Terminal Opened
Article about the opening of "one of the largest wholesale fruit and vegetable markets in the country" at "the raised levee where the Kaw and the Missouri Rivers meet" in Kansas City, Kansas. "[B]uilt...
In the Bend of the Kaw
Part I-Earliest Settlements, 1825-1854. The author includes quotes from standard sources. Part II-"The Farmers Came" 1855-1879 (V.1#7, p.276-279.) Part III-"Take 'er Down an 'turn 'er", 1875-1900 (V.1,#8,...
Industry Outlook: How Much Do We Want Their Money?
Illustrations and article about the increasing competition for conventions among American cities including Kansas City, with description of massive expansion plans on Bartle Hall, efforts to retain the...
Kansas City Real Estate Board Protects Investors
Article about economic functions of the board, such as protecting farmers from making poor investments in apartments.
Kansas Farmers and Illinois Dairymen
Article about the author's trip to Kansas "for the purpose of examining the operations of the small farmer and of his new competitor," with descriptions of Topeka and rural townships to the west.
KC to Host 17,000 FFA Youth
Article about the history of the Future Farmers of America organization, "a Kansas City product, originating in the old Hotel Baltimore," in 1924 and becoming associated with the Stockyards and the American...
Brief article describing the City Market which hosts the region's largest farmers' market and street bazaar. Located in the River Market area of Kansas City, the City Market opened in 1857 and has had...
My First School but Not a Pupil
Short story concerning an early school in Kansas City observed by Catherine Stambaugh McKee, or Catherine McKee (1858-1940), "the daughter of George Washington and Jennie Huff Stambaugh," moving to Cass...
Article about Good Natured Family Farms co-op. "Farmers who sell under the Good Natured Family Farms name must be small, family owned and operated farms in Kansas or Missouri and employ sustainable, environmentally...
People Talked About
Photo and description of Edward Hoch, or E. W. Hoch, governor of Kansas, starting out as a "country editor with high ideals" for government and farmers.
Perspective: Domesticating Big Mo
Editorial essay about the need for cooperation of flood control agencies by the federal and local governments in order to prevent repeated disasters like the 1951 flood for both cities' buildings and farmers'...
Plank Roads and Corduroy Trails: The Farmer's Railroads
Article about the development of state roads in Missouri up to the Civil War, including such types of road material as timber (corduroy trails), wooden planks (plank roads), and eventually gravel and macadam,...
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