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'Eskimo Pie King' Dead: Russell Stover, Confectioner, Developed Ice Cream Product
May 12, 1954
Obituary for Russell Stover (1888-1954), "[f]ounder and former president of Russell Stover Candies of Kansas City, Mo." Inventor of "the Eskimo Pie, an ice cream product, in the 1920's" and dying at the...
. ..Presenting E. M. Dodds: Swing's Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about Eugene Dodds, or Ted Dodds, head of the United States Cold Storage Company and "vice president of the American Royal Association." Description of his career and his...
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
1908 Flood, Morris Packing Plant
Postcard of the Morris Packing Plant during the 1908 Flood
1908 Flood, near Union Depot
Postcard view near Union Depot of 1908 Flood
A 'Crystal Bowl' Arena
August 19, 2005
The final design of the Sprint Center was unveiled August 18, 2005. Article has drawing of the design with statistics and timeline. The complex will include a National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame...
A Case as Cold as Ice
August 31, 2013
Article covers the inactive investigation of the Vinca Jewelry heist on September 6, 2010. Simon Zouein, the owner of the shop, is interviewed and expresses his dissatisfaction with the Kansas City Police...
A Golden Dairy Queen on the Avenue: It's the Oldest Dairy Queen in Missouri
Photos and article about "the oldest Dairy Queen in Missouri," located on Independence Avenue since about 1952, and operated since 1980 by Esther and John McMurray.
A Huge Icing Plant
Illustration, caption, map, and article about an ice manufacturing and sales plant on a 1.5 block tract purchased and planned to be built with an initial cost of $1.5 million between 2nd, Oak, 3rd, and...
A Nest for Creativity
January 9, 2011
Article describes the opening of the City Ice Arts Center located in the old Kansas City Ice Building at 2029 Campbell Street in the Crossroads Arts District. Sean Kelley, owner, sees it as "a comfortable...
A Very Tough Act to Follow
April 30, 2011
Tribute to Elizabeth Kostelac of Kansas City who died March 29, 2011. Kostelac taught ice and roller skating at the Pla-Mor Ballroom at Linwood and Main. She also performed at the Pla-Mor's water shows...
About the West: Kansas Abolitionists Fight Confederates in Missouri
Photos, illustrations, map, and biographical article about Jared Barnes (1834-1916), "an avowed Free-Stater" moving from his native New York to Kansas Territory in 1857 and serving as a Union officer in...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 40 with Boys Playing
Scrapbook page containing 24 advertising cards arranged in four rows of six. Each card is 4 x 7 cm. and shows a boy playing a game or prank, getting in trouble, or doing some work. Images include a handstand,...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 53 with People and Other Cards
Scrapbook page containing five advertising cards showing the following:
1. Two kingfishers, one flying over water, one sitting on a reed. Card says: "A Bright and Happy New Year."
2. Santa carrying...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 62 with People
Scrapbook page containing eighteen advertising cards of people, all cut to shape. Cards vary in size from 3 x 3 cm. to 8 x 14 cm. and show a woman with parasol and dog, a girl with flowers, a woman ice...
American Hominy Flake Co.
Advertising card for the American Hominy Flake Co. showing a yellow rose and a winter town scene. One of two cards with similar design. Back of card says: "Try a package of Snow Flake Hominy and Cormane...
An "Ice Ball" of Mirrors
April 15, 1923
Photo and article about the "gigantic 'ice ball'" atop the sprinkler tower of the Kansas City Cold Storage and Warehouse Company building (managed by E. M. Dodds) on East 3rd Street, resembling a ball...
An Interview With Harold Holliday
Interviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded September 17, 1976. 4 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 4 sound discs; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed...
An Interview With Jess Barbosa
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded January 20, 1979. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Includes a typed contents...
An Interview With Lucy Lopez
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded July 21, 1981. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents....
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