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1. A Done Deal A Done Deal August/24-30/2000 Discusses various reasons why the author believes the proposal for implementation of the Wonderful World of Oz theme park will receive the approval of the Johnson County (Kansas) Board of Commissioners....

2. A Fond Farewell to the Orient Express A Fond Farewell to the Orient Express November, 2004 Author bids adieu to one of Kansas City's best known roller coasters, the Orient Express, which was dismantled prior to the 2004 season at Worlds of Fun. As part of his homage to the coaster, the author...

3. A Glimpse of History Presented by Geo. H. Porter Funeral Home A Glimpse of History Presented by Geo. H. Porter Funeral Home March//1980 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...

4. A New Spin on Fun A New Spin on Fun September 8, 2005 Description and illustrations of the new Patriot roller coaster opening in the spring at Worlds of Fun. Length: 3,081 feet; height: 149 feet; first drop: 123 feet; top speed: 60 mph; ride time: 2 minutes,...

5. A Post Card from Old Kansas City A Post Card from Old Kansas City July/5/1969

6. A Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion, and Lots of Political Clout A Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion, and Lots of Political Clout May/13-19/1999 Discusses the details of the development of the Oz Theme Park by the Oz Entertainment Company, Incorporated, on the contaminated grounds of a former ammunitions plant.

7. A World of Variety at Worlds of Fun A World of Variety at Worlds of Fun Second Quarter//1973 Review of the new Worlds of Fun amusement park, the third "major theme park" in Missouri, with photos.

8. Amusement Parks Amusement Parks A selection of 8 postcards of Amusement Parks

9. At Sunflower, the Trouble is Below the Surface At Sunflower, the Trouble is Below the Surface May/20-26/1999 Discusses the contaminated grounds of the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant, plans for its development into an Oz theme park, and challenges to those plans.

10. Before Electric Park: A Promenade of Early Kansas City Area Amusement Parks Before Electric Park: A Promenade of Early Kansas City Area Amusement Parks Spring 2006 The early Kansas City area parks featured in this article include: (1) Washington Park which was located in Independence, Missouri, and opened on July 4, 1887; (2) Fairmount Park which was located in the...

11. Before Electric: A History of Kansas City's First Amusement Parks Before Electric: A History of Kansas City's First Amusement Parks 2001 A 38 page photocopied typescript manuscript listing early parks in this area including Troost Park, Chelsea Park, Washington Park, Forest Park, Fairmount Park and Carnival Park.

12. Citizens Question the Enviromental Effects of Oz Theme Park Citizens Question the Enviromental Effects of Oz Theme Park September/2-8/1999 Discusses residents' concerns regarding environmental clean-up of proposed Oz theme park.

13. Cool Crest Has New Ownership Cool Crest Has New Ownership May 10, 2007 The Cool Crest Family Fun Center which is primarily located in Independence, Missouri, has been acquired by Trancas Capital LLC of Aliso Viejo, California. "The 8-acre park, which opened in 1950 on U.S....

14. Electric Park Electric Park 1908 Folder contains an Electric Park publication entitled "Electric Park, Kansas City's Coney Island". It gives the details of the week's activities at the park beginning the week of May 17, 1908. It indicates...

15. Electric Park Electric Park 1902 Picture of the entrance of Heim Electric Park, East Bottoms.

16. Electric Park Electric Park 1917 Full page advertisement for Electric Park. Various musical and comedic entertainments are listed.

17. Electric Park: Kansas City's Coney Island 1900-1925 Electric Park: Kansas City's Coney Island 1900-1925 1997 A 45-page paper on the history of Electric Park with the information arranged chronologically. Chapter 9, "Souvenirs," contains a listing of known postcards of Electric Park. Includes copies of maps and...

18. For a Reminiscing Meal, Give Harry T.'s a Whirl For a Reminiscing Meal, Give Harry T.'s a Whirl July/28/1982 History of Fairyland Park, closed after 1977, at 75th and Prospect Avenues.

19. Frank Winn Frank Winn November/10/1947 Obituary for Frank Winn, developer of the Winnwood Beach amusement park and Winnwood residential areas in Clay County, Missouri (popular in the 1910s-1920s), dying at the age of 73 in 1947.

20. Hughes' Kansas City Views Hughes' Kansas City Views 1896 Photos of the "park on the Kansas City and Independence electric line."