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'A Family Doomed To Die'
May 8, 2005
The tragic story of America's first superstar horse owners, William (Billy) and Ann Woodward, is told in this article. Their prize winning horse was named Nashua. Mrs. Woodward was the former Angie later...
A Hidden Leaf
November 15, 1880
Article describes the theft of valuable horses from Major Buck, a "prominent Texan," and Judge Nelson of Kansas City, Missouri, and their use by members of the James-Younger gang during the Otterville...
Action Stires with Visit of Latin Leader Here
November 20, 1955
Photos and biographical article about the visit to Kansas City in 1955 by "the former president of the Dominican Republic [in the Caribbean Sea], Rafael Leonidas Trujillo," or General Rafael Trujillo....
Bidding here Takes Horse Sense
April 20, 2013
Article describes an annual gathering of Amish and Mennonite traders in Rich Hill, Missouri. The author states that these representatives arrive each year from both regional and national religious communities...
Bugle Call Was Death Knell for Four Brothers
Article about the Creighton family in Civil War Carroll County, Missouri, including Colonel Ian Creighton, possessor of "an empire of land in north Missouri and droves of slaves to tend it," killed along...
Daring Bandits: A Bank Robbed in Cool Style
Article about the robbery of the American Bank in Corder, Missouri, in Lafayette County, on August 31, 1891, by two masked men on horses. Description of the same-day capture and expected lynching of one...
Deaths: Miss Frances Kyte
Obituary for Miss Frances Kyte, "62, well-known horse breeder and exhibitor" living near Belton, Missouri. Native of West Virginia and coming to Kansas City about 1928, with residence at 3614 Gillham Road...
Deaths: Mrs. Della M. Bruening
Obituary for Della Bruening, dying at the age of 81 in May 1974, a raiser of American Royal prize-winning horses at a farm near Liberty, Missouri, and widow of "the late Joseph A. Bruening [or Joseph Bruening],...
Decades Pass, Struggle Goes On
January 20, 2008
Three Kansas Citians, Geneva Morris, Alvin Brooks, and retired Jackson County Circuit Judge Jon Gray, "tell their stories of the civil rights movement and assess the progress."
Did You Know? Horses and Parks
Article about many of the changes in the Northeast residential district since the beginning of the park and boulevard system. Description of some of the riders of (and places designed partly for horses...
Biographical article about Ferd Owen, seller of 90,000 mules in one year.
Fire Department Horses Dan and Joe
Brief article describing Dan and Joe, the famous fire horses during Chief George Hale's tenure, both horses competing in the 1893 London exposition, Joe being killed in 1894 in a Kansas City cable car...
Forty Years Ago
Article about the horse epidemic in 1872, causing problems with funeral transportation.
Golf Where Horses Raced
History of the grounds starting in 1904 as a horse racetrack and later becoming a golf course of Blue Hills Country Club.
Jobs Stand the Test of Time
August 17, 2010
Article in the Business Weekly about five jobs, although "old-fashioned," that are either still in demand or have made a comeback. They include typewriter repair; vinyl sound records as opposed to the...
Kansas City Firemen Showed World New Tricks in Paris 40 Years Ago
Photo and article about the Kansas City Fire Department's exhibitions and competition in Paris, France, in 1900, competing against other European national firefighting teams and witnessing "the nineteenth...
Kansas City Horses Will Run Today At Churchill Downs
June 18, 2005
Perfect Drift, a race horse raised on the south Kansas City farm of owner William Reed is racing in the Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs. Gun Salute, a horse owned by local attorney Brant Laue...
Kansas City und Sein Deutschthum im 19 Jahrhundert
Photo of the intersection of 3rd and Walnut Street in 1900, with the streets filled with horses, buggies, and people.
KC's Own Seabiscuit
July 29, 2003
Story of race horse Lawrin, owned by Herbert Woolf, owner of Woolf Brothers Clothing Stores. Lawrin won the Kentucky Derby in 1938. He was bred and trained in what is now Prairie Village, Johnson County,...
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