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. ..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...
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.
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...
Colored Salt--Contented Cars
Photos (depicting Downtown or Midtown stores such as Super A& P Market, etc.) and article (written by the commissioner of streets and sewers) about snow removal on Kansas City streets using different types...
Game On: Greater Kansas City Sports Businesses Spend Their Time Juggling Competition, Revenue and Costs
Photos and article about the history of professional sports teams and their business aspects in Greater Kansas City from the 1960s to the present-day's "fledgling Kansas City Knights of the American Basketball...
Hockey: Who Gets the Blame?
Story of the move of a National Hockey League team to Denver after two years in Kansas City.
Kansas City, This Is Your Life: 10 Events That Molded Who We Are
Illustrations and description "of Kansas City's top 10 defining moments: (1) the Ice Age and its shaping of Kansas City's terrain as "the West Coast of the country"; (2) Missouri statehood in 1821; (3)...
Let the Good Times Roll
Large photos and article about Kansas City's primary urban identity as a transportation center or "depot city." History of the Kansas City area back to the Ice Age through the building of the Hannibal...
Made in KC
Short profile on seven craftsmen and entrepreneurs in the Kansas City area: Austin Ironworks (crafting "everything from stair railings to driveway gates" and other pieces of art); David Polivka (woodworking...
Photo and biographical article about Dr. D. M. Nigro, "[p]erhaps the most widely known doctor in the Pendergast organization" as "director of children's diseases" for the city and former "doctor for the...
Notes on Surface Geology of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas
Description of surface rocks and soil in southwest Missouri and southeast Kansas, pointed at determining the ages of and locational origins of these rock types, some of them appearing out of place due...
Outstanding in Service to His City
October 13, 1931
Arthur Hardgrave, Less Than Ten Years Citizen Here, Identified Prominently With Every Forward MovementArticle reviews Hardgrave's contribution to Kansas City's civic affairs with his arrival in June 1922...
Persona a la Mode: Ice Cream Dreams
Biographical article about Salvatore Anthony "Sal" Belfonte, or Salvatore Belfonte, "born in 1934 and raised in the Italian-American community of Kansas City called the North End," and the story of the...
Pla-Mor Swimming Pool and Beach Now Open
Photo and ad for the swimming pool at the Pla-Mor Amusement Center, also a venue for dancing, bowling, billards or pool, ice skating, and ice hockey at 32nd Street between Main and Wyandotte Streets.
Photo of a the Pla-Mor's billboard in 1949, announcing coming attractions of "Vaughn Monroe," "Tex Beneke," and "Ice Hockey."
Shiny, Happy Soap Makers
Company profile of Indigo Wild and owner, Emily Voth. The Kansas City-based business is a manufacturer of natural soaps, candles, and body products, which are sold in over 2,000 stores across the country....
Skating Through Kansas's Cool History
Article describes the "Glaciated" geological region of the state of Kansas. The Glaciated Region occupies the extreme northeast corner of the state, including the northern sections of Johnson, Douglas,...
Small City, Big Impact
Review of the events center that opened November 2009 in Independence, Missouri, and its impact on the area.
Swimming Pool to Be Feature of Pla-Mor This Summer
April 21, 1931
Article tells how brothers Paul and Lyle Fogel, owners of Pla-Mor, are building a swimming pool in the building occupied by the ice skating rink, thus creating all-year activities at the Pla-Mor arena....
Tennis out of the Ice Age
Article about the incongruous beginnings of the World Championship tennis league in the city, with the first court set up on a sheet of ice inside the American Royal Arena.
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