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Grant W Harrington
$1,500,000 Worth of Brightness
Photos and article about "the city-wide relighting program" of Kansas City, Kansas, with the Board of Public Utilities installing 500 miles and $1,500,000 worth of new residential street lights.
'Bird and the Architects of Tomorrow
Article describes an effort by the steering committee of the Kaw valley Arts Council and a group of University of Kansas Architecture students to create a Charlie Parker Memorial Park in Kansas City, Kansas....
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
1903 Flood Damage
June 10, 1903
Damage at 4th Street and Kansas Avenue in Armourdale, Kansas, after the 1903 flood.
1903: The Great Flood
Article describes the 1903 Flood in Armourdale, the Kansas River bottoms, and the lower areas of the Argentine district. Author believes the primary cause of the 1903 Flood on the Kansas River was its...
1914 Map of Greater Kansas City
Street map of Kansas City metropolitan area featuring successive circular lines in one mile intervals out from New Union Station. Rosedale, North Kansas City, Independence, and Kansas City, Kansas, are...
1951: The Great Flood
Photos and article about the 1951 flood, "the second major flood of Kansas City, Kansas history" and the author's experiences in surviving it.
4th and State
4th and State Streets.
7th Street Trafficway
A Century Old, Yet New
October 31, 2007
Former Scottish Rite Temple at 7th and Ann streets in Kansas City, Kansas, has been remodeled for a casino. It will be called 7th Street Casino. The Temple dates to 1906.
A City's Aid in Housekeeping
Article about the regulation of the Kansas City, Kansas, city government's electrical and water plants, turned over to new commissioner L. H. Chapman, with photos and descriptions of the city's "practical...
A Conversation with . . . Carol Marinovich
January 1, 2006
Article profiling Carol Marinovich, named Kansas Citian of the Year for 2005 by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. Marinovich was the first female elected to the Kansas City, KS City Council...
A Few Facts about Kansas
Article about the legal prohibition of alcohol in the state of Kansas and its effects on the population at the state line in the form of saloons such as the O. K. Club, etc. Description also of topics...
A Glimpse of History Presented by Geo. H. Porter Funeral Home
Ad for George H. Porter Funeral Home with illustrations and a brief history about Carnival Park, an amusement park in Kansas City, Kansas, between 14th, Tauromee, 16th, and Armstrong Avenue, closed in...
A History of Kansas City, Mo.: Her Business, Population, Natural Resources, and Inducements to Manufactures and Capitalists
Mention of the "new" 1873 bridge across the Kaw, or Kansas River.
A Journey to Missouri in 1822
Description of the original settlement of "the town of Wyandotte City," or "what is now Kansas City, Kansas," made up mostly of Wyandotte Indians, in the 1840s.
A New Cross-Border Battle
January 17, 2012
Article featuring Kansas City area casinos including the Ameristar, Argosy Riverside, Harrah's, Isle of Capri, and the brand new Hollywood Casino set to open February 7th in Kansas City, Kansas. Includes...
A Professional Program for Teachers
Article about a professional teaching program for the high school and junior college teachers of Kansas City to improve their job security and performance.
A Separate Peace
December 1, 1995
Croatians and Serbs have lived peacefully together for many years in the Strawberry Hill district of Kansas City, Kansas. They share many similarities with differences in religions. The churches draw many...
A Sorry Free State
Article describes the past and present of the Quindaro area of Kansas City, Kansas. Quindaro was an anti-slavery town before and during the Civil War, and a crossing place on the Missouri River for runaway...
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