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1. 'Like an Earthquake' 'Like an Earthquake' February 20, 2013 Article reports on a large natural gas explosion in the Country Club Plaza that injured at least 16 people and destroyed the iconic JJ's Restaurant at 48th Street and Belleview Avenue. The force of the...

2. A $20,000 Blaze A $20,000 Blaze September/22/1875 Article describing the fire burning down the Union Depot and three nearby buildings, killing one man. Fire occurring at 3:00 am, September 22, 1875.

3. A Convict Looks Back at the 1954 Missouri Penitentiary Riots A Convict Looks Back at the 1954 Missouri Penitentiary Riots November/13/1977 Article about the 1954 riots at the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City, Missouri. Riot included killings, fires, destruction of over $10 million to state property and most of the prison. Also...

4. A New Depot A New Depot September/24/1875 Discussion of plans for a new Union Depot to replace the burned one. Suggestions for a new location east of the bluffs to avoid transportation difficulties over the steep terrain.

5. A Postcard from Old Kansas City A Postcard from Old Kansas City July/6/1968 Photo and history of Fairmount Park (established by Arthur Stilwell to promote his interurban railway between Kansas City and Independence), located at the eastern limit of Kansas City with the area's...

6. Art From Pain Art From Pain June 3, 2007 Profile of local photographer Larry Schwarm, who is best known for his images of Kansas prairie fires. Schwarm spent 10 days in his hometown of Greensburg, Kansas, photographing the carnage wrought by...

7. Ashes Are Gone, and Renewal Is Under Way Ashes Are Gone, and Renewal Is Under Way February 16, 2008 Story about the February 16, 2007, fire at 75th and Washington St. and the businesses affected and year later status of the businesses. "The blaze destroyed the 74-year-old Waldo Astoria Dinner Theater...

8. Big Fire Loss in 1914 Big Fire Loss in 1914 March 9, 1931 On the night of Friday, November 6, 1914, a portion of the native division of the stock yards was destroyed by fire. About 16 acres of pens and five scale houses were burned with an estimated damage of...

9. Blaze at $200,000: Tentative Estimate of Loss Is Made by Owner of Company at Knobtown Blaze at $200,000: Tentative Estimate of Loss Is Made by Owner of Company at Knobtown November/26/1952 Photo and article about the fire burning the "buildings, equipment and supplies at the Sam Mulkey company near Knobtown," Missouri, a section of southeastern Kansas City, Missouri. Main structure at the...

10. Blaze Ruins Meat: A $75,000 Stock Is Destroyed by Fire at Robert Blond Company Blaze Ruins Meat: A $75,000 Stock Is Destroyed by Fire at Robert Blond Company August/2/1951 Photo and article about the explosion and fire at "the Robert Blond Meat company building, 3022 Prospect avenue," destroying "a $75,000 stock of meat" there.

11. Car Barn Fire (1923) Car Barn Fire (1923) December 25, 1923 News of the destruction by fire of the car barn and armory building at 39th and Main Streets in 1923.

12. Cause of School Fire Unknown Cause of School Fire Unknown January 21, 2011 Damage to the unused Thacher Elementary School was estimated at $50,000. Located at Independence and Quincy avenues in the Northeast area, the school has been closed since summer 2009. The original structure...

13. Chief Dies at Big Blaze Chief Dies at Big Blaze March/22/1953 Article about the death at age 49 of Harvey Baldwin, chief of the fire department, during a large fire caused by heavy winds at Penrod, Jurden & Clark Lumber Company at 7400 Saint John Avenue, with photos...

14. Church Undaunted by Fire's Damage Church Undaunted by Fire's Damage December 28, 2012 Article reports on a fire nearly destroying the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church building at Seventh Street and Benton Boulevard. Firefighters believe the blaze may have been caused my old electrical wire...

15. Citizens to Join in Plea for End of Violence Citizens to Join in Plea for End of Violence April/12/1968 Second of a two page article with accounts of black people regarding the futility of violence by students and others in the eastern Kansas City community.

16. Clean Up Blast Scene Clean Up Blast Scene August/4/1962 Clippings about a gas main explosion on August 3, 1962, at 46th and Wyoming Streets, destroying 11 houses and burning 12 others.

17. Colonial Theater Colonial Theater February/21/1938 Article reporting the fire that destroyed the cinema at 3838 Woodland Avenue, witnessed by about 600 spectators.

18. Deluge, Fires Mark Storms' Area Sweep Deluge, Fires Mark Storms' Area Sweep June 4, 2008 A major fuel tank fire sparked by area lightning happened on June 3, 2008. The tank was located in the Fairfax Industrial District of Kansas City, Kansas, and contained more than a million gallons of unleaded...

19. Despite Conviction, Five Insist: We didn't set the Blast. Despite Conviction, Five Insist: We didn't set the Blast. July 3, 1997 Five Kansas Citians, convicted in the November 1988 deaths of six firefighters, continued to insist on their innocence, citing holes in the government's case against them.

20. Dream Small Dream Small February 1-8, 2008 Article profiles Botwin Family Partners LP and general partner Diane Botwin. The company owns the property at 75th and Washington in Waldo that was destroyed by a disastrous fire in February 2007. Botwin...