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Harold S Buttenheim
E F Corwin
Frances S Bush
'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....
'Loggers' Converge at City Park
Photo and article about the high demand for dead trees from Kansas City parks as wood-burning fuel during the energy crisis.
A Fond Farewell to the Orient Express
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...
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 Handmade School: Gordon Parks Elementary
Short article featuring the charter school, Gordon Parks Elementary founded by Dorothy Curry and Sue Garvis and located now on Wyoming in the Volker Neighborhood.
A Higher Standard of Maintenance
Photos and article about the "distinctive Great Ape House" at the Kansas City Zoo in Swope Park. Description of the new acquisition and "higher maintenance" standards of park land in Kansas City's park...
A New Boat-House for Kansas City
Article about the new boat-house in Swope Park for the lake there, with photos.
A New Building at Watkins Mill
Article describing the preservation of and additions to the antebellum Watkins Mill site "located a few miles north of Kansas City, Missouri," as well of the operations of the mill's wool production, with...
A New Zoo?
Article about management changes at the Kansas City Zoo. Faced with declining attendence and the threat of losing professional accreditation, the Zoo's management transferred from the Kansas City Parks...
A Union Station Park
Short article about the favorable proposition to use the "land directly to the south of the new Union Station. ..for park purposes," and "that ample traffic ways to the east and to the west from the station...
A Water Experience. ..
Combination fountain and pool designed for children.
A World of Variety at Worlds of Fun
Review of the new Worlds of Fun amusement park, the third "major theme park" in Missouri, with photos.
America's Most Beautiful City
Description with photos of the notable park system: "Tying them all together is the longest system of municipal boulevards in the world."
Appreciation of Swope Park
Explanation of a proposal by the Chamber of Commerce to "give expression" of thanks "in a more substantial way than merely through resolution of thanks."
Art in the Loop and Oppenstein Park
The commission for the Art in the Loop project in Oppenstein Park has been awarded to Laura DeAngelis.
Before Electric Park: A Promenade of Early Kansas City Area Amusement Parks
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...
Beginning of the Park and Boulevard Movement in Frontier Kansas City, 1872-1882
Article tracing the origins of the Park and Boulevard System of Kansas City, starting with early parks and their justifications, before the idea of connecting them into a city-wide system.
Business: Corporate 'Magic Corridor' Bridges the State Line
Examination of the boom in development in south Kansas City, including a new office park at I-435 and Holmes Street.
Captain Joseph Parks: Chief of the Shawnee Indians [and] The Shawnee Treaty of 1832
Photo and articles about Captain Joseph Parks (1794-1859) and the Shawnee Indian treaty of 1832. Description of Parks as a native of (probably) Michigan moving from Ohio with other Shawnee Indians to Kansas...
Pictures and article about the George Washington Carver National Monument just south of Joplin, Missouri, and its new makeover. It features a "replica classroom based on young George's Neosho school experience"...
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