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1. Baby You Can Drive My Car . . . Baby You Can Drive My Car . . . April 1, 2006 Brief article describing the auto manufacturing industry in the Kansas City area. The Ford Claycomo plant and General Motors Fairfax plant are described, as is their involvement in the production of hybrid...

2. Chevrolet Plant Chevrolet Plant The Kansas City Star article (Nov. 28, 1915) indicates that construction of the plant was to begin the winter of 1915-1916, but it wasn't until May 1928 that actual building began in Leeds. Operations...

3. GM Burnishing its Crown Jewel GM Burnishing its Crown Jewel January 29, 2013 Article on General Motors planning to invest $600 million in its Fairfax assembly plant in Kansas City, Kansas. The money will be used “to build and equip a 450,000-square-foot paint shop and upgrade...

4. GM's Turnaround Bolsters Fairfax GM's Turnaround Bolsters Fairfax January 27, 2013 Article summarizes how recent gains in the automobile market have helped General Motors recover from the verge of bankruptcy and has allowed the company to reinvest in its Fairfax plant in Kansas City,...

5. Kansas City: Nation's Third Leading Producer of Cars and Trucks Kansas City: Nation's Third Leading Producer of Cars and Trucks December 1965 Description of the automobile manufacturing industry in Kansas City,"the nation's third leading producer of cars and trucks," with three large companies: (1) the locally based KW-Dart large truck producing...

6. Renewing the Kansas City Spirit Renewing the Kansas City Spirit November 15, 2009 Norman Rockwell's painting of "The Kansas City Spirit" is the basis for this review of the history of some of Kansas City's "titans" and how they have "largely gone," such as the stockyards, Trans World...

7. Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 6, 1917-1957, Page p860 Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 6, 1917-1957, Page p860 1917-1957 A portion of Leeds, Missouri, from E. 37th Street south to E. 40th Street and from Bennington Avenue east to Raytown Road, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges of page refer...