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1. ''We All Had a Cause'': Kansas City's Bomber Plant, 1941-1945 ''We All Had a Cause'': Kansas City's Bomber Plant, 1941-1945 Winter 2005-2006 The B-25 bomber was crucial to the war effort during World War II and many of these bombers were made in North American Aviation's Kansas City, Kansas facility. "This article describes the origin and development...

2. 1951 Flood 1951 Flood 1951 Aerial view of flooded area looking southeast across the Fairax District. Downtown skyline, Municipal Airport, General Motors assembly plant, and Phillips Refinery in view.

3. 1951 Flood 1951 Flood 1951 Aerial view of flooded area looking east across the Fairfax Industrial District. View includes the Socony-Vacuum Terminal and Lube plant, General Motors assembly plant, International Harvester, and portions...

4. 1951 Flood 1951 Flood 1951 Aerial view of flooded area looking east across the Fairfax Industrial District.

5. 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...

6. Buyout Program Near Completion Buyout Program Near Completion October 13, 2006 General Motors Corp. has been reducing its hourly work force by 30 percent. At the Fairfax plant, 682 of the plant's 2,500 production employees decided to leave, and more than 400 hundred have already...

7. Chevrolet Plant Chevrolet Plant Aerial view of Chevrolet plant, Kansas City, Missouri.

8. 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...

9. Community Was Rich In Sharing Community Was Rich In Sharing July 22, 2003 The current exhibit on the African American community in Leeds, Missouri, is commented on by Steve Penn in his column. The exhibit is located, until September, 2003, at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage...

10. Dealership Loss May Not Have Been Voluntary Dealership Loss May Not Have Been Voluntary October 18, 2007 Major Cadilliac car dealership changed hands earlier this year. It had been in the Major family for 44 years, and the dealership has been a fixture in Kansas City since 1908. It was owned by three successive...

11. Employee Strikes Weave an Historic Thread Through Kansas City Employee Strikes Weave an Historic Thread Through Kansas City March 12, 2008 Article provides an historical overview of union labor strife in Kansas City; specifically three early labor strikes: 1889 Garment Makers Union walkout of the Swofford Brothers Shirt and Overall factory;...

12. General Motors Training Center General Motors Training Center 1965 Distant full frontal and side view; located in Shawnee Mission, Kansas.

13. 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...

14. GM Plant Makes 10 Millionth Vehicle GM Plant Makes 10 Millionth Vehicle August 26-September 1, 2005 The General Motors Corp. Fairfax Assembly Plant, 3201 Fairfax Trafficway in Kansas City, Kansas, produced its 10 millionth car, a black 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx on August 19, 2005. All Chevrolet Malibus...

15. 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,...

16. 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...

17. Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 6, 1917-1945, Page p860 Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 6, 1917-1945, Page p860 1939 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...

18. 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...