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Edward M Eveld
A Collector Extraordinaire
April 20, 2012
David Spivey is the subject of the Tribute section of the Remembrances column. "Born in Oklahoma, David spent most of his life in Kansas City. He was a graduate of Rockhurst High School, Central Missouri...
A French Canadian Family among Western Pathfinders
October 16, 1924
Illustrations and biographical article about the Robidoux family of fur traders in Missouri and the far west including Louis Robidoux and especially his brother Joseph Robidoux III (1763-1868), founder...
A Look at New York: Old Missouri Map an Auction Item
Photo, caption, and article about one of the earliest printed maps of the Missouri Territory before its statehood, to be sold in an auction of the Streeter collection.
A Missouri River Journey Source of Inspiration: Author Seeks Waters of Renewal in Remote Canyon
Photos, maps, and article about the exploration for the headwaters of the Missouri River (in southwestern Montana near Yellowstone Park) by "Kansas City-born author William Least Heat-Moon," or William...
A New Map Showing the Scene of the Battle of Westport, Fought Oct. 23, 1864
Covering territory from Brush Creek on the north to Indian Creek on the south and lying between Big Blue River on the east and State Line Road on the west, covering approximately 68 square miles. ..
Advertising Supplement: Community Shelter Plan for 7-County Kansas City Area
Supplement providing information on shelter locations and provisions for different sections and neighborhoods of the city, in case of nuclear war, filled with maps.
Art Is Happening
Three-dimensional map of the River Quay or River Market area of Downtown, with a description of the Crown Center Art Festival held there.
Block by Block
December 5, 2008
Kansas City Business Journal supplement about downtown development includes articles on Kauffman Center, East Crossroads, River Market, Power & Light District, and restored theaters. It also includes an...
Bruce R. Watkins Drive Nears End of Long, Bumpy Road to Completion
Photos, maps, and extensive article about the completion of "Bruce R. Watkins Drive, the 10-mile road more than a half century in the making," with its last leg from "Linwood Boulevard to the downtown...
City of the Future, 1850-1950: A Centennial History of Kansas City, Part I
First of a two-part article on Kansas City's centennial history, with illustrations and a map showing early trading posts sites and trails, including "Chouteau Landing" in 1821 and 1844 and Westport and...
City of the Future, 1850-1959: A Centennial History of Kansas City, Part II
Second of two-part article on Kansas City's centennial history with illustrations.
Couples' Diversity Grows
April 27, 2012
Article detailing the rise in inter-racial marriage, not only in the United States, but in the Kansas City metropolitan area as well. Data for Kansas, Missouri and the United States is provided in article...
Following the Oregon Trail
Special section on the history of the Oregon Trail, from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon City, Oregon. Published by the Kansas City Star with several photos, articles, and maps.
Kansas City and the Vietnam War
April 16, 1967
Entire section of the paper devoted to the Vietnam War and its impact on local people and attitudes, with several articles and photos and maps.
Kansas City's Mayors: Rebel in a Union Town
Portrait and biographical article about Dr. George Maughs, "Kansas City's fifth mayor," a physician, and "a secessionist in a Union town." Description of his life and career as a native of Kentucky coming...
Kansas City, Kansas, Map No. 1
File containing photocopies of a 1941 map of Kansas City, Kansas, produced by that city's City Planning Commission with many details.
Kansas City, Missouri
Map of the locations of Kansas City public schools and their surrounding districts in 1939.
Kansas City, Missouri, School Districts
Map of the locations of Kansas City public schools and their surrounding districts in 1942.
KC Seen as Hub of Drug Routes
November 29, 2011
A federal study revealed that Kansas City is "a prime destination for drug traffickers who bring cocaine, heroin, marijuana and, to a lesser extent, methamphetamine from Mexico. And Interstate 35 is their...
KC's '07 Housing Market Was 'Ugly'
February 17, 2008
Review of the housing market of 2007 with accompanying charts and maps.
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