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'Site of Shame' Dedicated
April 29, 2007
The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic site was dedicated in southeastern Colorado on April 28, 2007. The site is located 160 miles southeast of Denver on Big Sandy Creek in Kiowa County and pays tribute...
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...
File containing a description of Margaret Withers Teague, or Margaret Teague, a Clay County, Missouri historian "assist[ing] her mother, the late Mrs. Robert Steele Withers, in research for the writing...
Biographical article about Audrey Holt, "honored with a retirement luncheon" for "[m]ore than 30 years of public service in the nursing profession." Description of her life and career, born in Oklahoma...
Agreement Brightens Future of the Mullendore Ranch
Photos and article about the leasing of large areas of ranch lands in northeastern Oklahoma and southeastern Kansas by the Lacy Management Company of North Kansas City, Missouri (headed by president H....
Al Jennings Dies with Boots Off
Photo and obituary for Al Jennings (~1849-1961), "pint-sized badman of the trains and trails of the Oklahoma territory," imprisoned from about 1902 to 1907 for "robb[ing] 15 or 20 trains" and other crimes...
An Energy Trove Awaits . . . Maybe
February 28, 2012
A possible oil and natural-gas boom may occur in southern Kansas as drilling companies increase efforts to recover gas and oil by fracking. Although "its role has shrunk," Kansas "remains a player as one...
Back to the Stage
Photos and biographical article about Claude Williams, or Fiddler Williams, a 92-year-old jazz fiddle (or violin) musician re-starting his musical career in Kansas City after a car accident. Description...
Black History Month Feature: Sarah Rector--Kansas City's First Black Millionairess
File containing photos and biographical article about Sarah Rector Campbell Crawford, or Sarah Rector (ca. 1901-1963 ca.), "the first black female millionaire to live in Kansas City," and her husband Kenneth...
Blue Valley's Champion: Mary Lois Gamble Pierce, 1932-2001
Photo and obituary for Mary Lois Gamble Pierce, or Mary Pierce (1932-2001), "one of the early activists" in the Northeast residential district, especially the Blue Valley industrial district. Description...
Books of the Day
Book review of "Miss Charity Comes to Stay" by Kansas City author Alberta Wilson Constant, or Alberta Constant, the wife of Edwin Constant. Description of her novel about Oklahoma history and about a juvenile...
C. A. Reynolds: Services for Hall of Fame Founder Are Saturday
Funeral notice for Chester Reynolds, "former chairman of the board of the H. D. Lee company [blue jeans manufacturers] and founder of the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City," residing "in Kansas City...
March 2, 1975
Biographical article about Charles Banks Wilson, or Charles Wilson, an artist of murals at the Oklahoma state capitol.
Chorus of Praise Rises for Unsung Hero
File containing a photo and biographical article about Florastine Burr, "one of five national winners of the 2000 Kraft/NAACP Community Service Award." Born in Oklahoma about 1922 and coming to Kansas...
Claude ''Fiddler'' Williams 1908-2004, 'He Lived For His Music'
April 26, 2004
Claude "Fiddler" Williams, local jazz musician, died April 25, 2004, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. He was a jazz violinist for more than 75 years, attaining global acclaim. At the...
Cole Younger and Frank James Were Good Friends of Mine
File containing an article with photos (not of Starr or Swope) mentioning Belle Starr and Thomas Swope as acquaintances of Harry Hoffman, former Jackson County marshal. Mention of Swope as the victim of...
Court may have to rule on Sunflower claim
Article describing the recent claims of the Shawnee Indian tribe to some 9,000 acres of the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant. The Shawnee, now a 1,300 member tribe based in Fairland, Oklahoma, base...
Daughter of Top Composer Has Own Creative Bent
Photo and biographical article about Mary Rodgers Guettel, a 43-year-old "composer, columnist and author of several books, including 'Freaky Friday,' a delightful children's fantasy, with an excerpt of...
Death to Mrs. Inez Hunter, Teacher at R.T. Coles Vocational Junior High
September 26, 1952
Vertical file contains a photo and obituary for Mrs. Inez W. Griffin Hunter, or Inez Hunter, "a teacher at the R.T. Coles Vocational and Junior high school." She was "the wife of Russell C. Hunter, a teacher...
Deaths: Dwight L. Strother
Photo and obituary for Dwight Lynn Strother, or Dwight Strother, "6711 Oak, owner of the Dwight Strother Insurance company," a native of Oklahoma coming to Kansas City about 1927.
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