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46 Years Ago in Life: Once a Queen, Always a Queen
Photos and biographical article about Joanne Warren, former 16-year-old queen of the 1945 "annual ball of the junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, a tradition in Kansas City since 1917. Review of the...
Alexander Procter, the Sage of Independence
Photos and biographical article about Reverend Alexander Procter (1825-1900), a country preacher in the Midwest starting in 1845 and becoming well-known in Independence. Born in Kentucky and moving with...
Bloody Bill Anderson
Biographical article about William "Bloody Bill" Anderson, or William Anderson (ca. 1840-1864), the notorious and savage guerrilla leader during the Civil War, describing the motives for his actions, including...
Florence Crittenton Mission
Short summary of almost the first two year's accomplishments of the Florence Crittenton Home for young women out of work or in other trouble. Statistics of improvements and other changes in the 263 girls...
Florence Crittenton Mission and Home
Short summary of approximately the first year's accomplishments of the Florence Crittenton Home for young women out of work or in other trouble. Statistics of improvements and other changes in the 220...
Focus on. ..Loretto Academy
Article arguing for the preservation of the former girls' school at 1111 West 39th Street.
Girls' Parental Home
Photos and description of the "institution estabished to take custodial care of mildly delinquent, neglected, and homeless girls" from Jackson County.
November 1, 2006
Article describes the history of the waitresses of the Harvey House restaurant chain, also known as "Harvey Girls," and their importance in the history of the western United States.
Harvey's Happy Girls
Short article about the history of Fred Harvey and his establishment of restaurants in train depots. Harvey opened his first railroad eating house in Topeka, Kansas, along the Atchison, Topeka & Santa...
In Their Best Bib and Tucker: The Harvey Girls
Article describing in depth the waitresses known as "Harvey Girls," who, from about 1876 to 1950, served as a positive and stable public image for the Santa Fe route-based restaurant company.
Meals by Fred Harvey
History of the Fred Harvey Company restaurant chain established from Kansas City and Topeka to Santa Fe and California. Description of the company's important role in civilizing the West, starting in the...
Move Over, Girls, the Machine's Moving In
Essay about the forced relocation of prostitutes from their usual place between 12th, Cherry, Locust, and 13th Streets to "only two blocks over toward Troost" by the Pendergast machine, mainly due to their...
One Hundred & Happy
History of the Catholic girls' school, on its centennial, first located at 12th and Washington and moved in 1908 to 56th and Main Streets.
Photo and bio of Luther Washington, black campaign manager for Emanuel Cleaver for mayor of Kansas City, coming here from Washington, D. C. as an activist with "Camp Fire Boys & Girls."
Queens of Swat
Article about the recollections of former players from Missouri in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
Signs of the Times: Home Economics in the Kansas City Schools
Article about the provision of home economics education in the Kansas City School District, the Manual Training High School (opened in 1897), Kansas City Junior College ("founded in 1915"), the Jane Hayes...
Some Reminiscences of the Wyandottes
Mention of "the Armstrong girls, the Mudeater girls, the Driver girls, etc.," as "Wyandotte young people" visiting a Kansas City, Kansas, church in the mid-1800s.
Southtown History: Where They Lived
Photos and biographical description of Vassie James Hill, or Vassie Hill (~1876-1954), a resident of southern Kansas City ("on West 52nd Street next to Loose Park") and daughter of the founder of Pembroke...
State Camping Services: Missouri Takes Care of Her Young Citizens
Photos and article about "Missouri's camping season" for underprivileged children at state parks, with campers being composed of "the Boy and Girl Scouts, Camp Fire Girls, schools, 4-H Clubs, FFA, church...
Teaching Nature, Culture, and History in the West
Article about the collaborative effort of scholars from Arizona State University and the Grand Canyon Association "to launch a public education project interpreting the significance of the Grand Canyon...
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