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1. Green Spaces Green Spaces March 2008 A brief history of the parks and boulevard system in Kansas City and future plans for downtown green spaces. Included is a detailed map of parks throughout the city. Kansas City is home to 214 parks and...

2. The Hard Kind of Courage The Hard Kind of Courage Autumn 2013 A discussion on the creative works of Langston Hughes, Gordon Parks, and Frank Marshall Davis. All three grew up in Kansas and “emerged to represent arguably the best aesthetic production of this state.”...

3. New Eastern Bluebird Trail at George Owens Nature Park New Eastern Bluebird Trail at George Owens Nature Park March 2010 A new Eastern Bluebird Trail was installed at the George Owens Nature Park in Independence, Missouri. It consists of a series of nesting boxes created for bluebirds, the Missouri state bird. The trail...

4. Sculptures Installed in New Skate Park Sculptures Installed in New Skate Park December 2004/January 2005 A new park for skateboarders and inline skaters features bronze sculptures by Hugh Merrill. Granada Park is at 51st and Granada in Roeland Park.

5. Green Connection Green Connection March 2008 A profile of the proposed Riverfront Heritage Trail which will connect greenway systems throughout Kansas City. "The simple goal is to develop a first-of-its-kind bistate trail system called the Riverfront...

6. 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...

7. Kansas Literature and Race Kansas Literature and Race Autumn 2013 An overview of how race has been expressed in literature and poetry by Kansans. The author discusses how issues of segregation, class, poverty, social justice, and integration in Kansas have been portrayed...

8. Look at Us Now! Look at Us Now! April 2009 Article abou Blue Springs, Missouri, public art. The Blue Springs Public Art commission was created September 2000 "by city ordinance to acquire, maintain, and display works of art that would contribute...

9. Wilderness Area to Become Recreation Spot Wilderness Area to Become Recreation Spot November//1955 Article about "the creation of a huge wilderness park 10 miles east of Kansas City in the direct line of the city's growth." Made up of 3,200 acres along "the Little Blue River valley with its limestone...

10. Exploring the Past at Van Meter State Park Exploring the Past at Van Meter State Park August//1961 Article about "the University of Missouri's unique archeological research and interpretive center, established in Van Meter park in 1959," "near Miami, Missouri," and its extensive Missouri Indian and...

11. The Northeast Incident The Northeast Incident September//1980 Article about ethnic juvenile gangs competing over territory around Garrison and Columbus Parks in the Northeast Residential District.

12. Off and Running Off and Running June//1977 Article about jogging in Kansas City and the activity's new popularity across the country.

13. Pacesetters: "I Was a Sharecropper" Pacesetters: "I Was a Sharecropper" February//1975 Article about Luther White, a former sharecropper in Louisiana becoming the successful owner of D & H Tire Service in Kansas City, Kansas.

14. A New Zoo? A New Zoo? June 2002 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...

15. Maramec Spring Park Maramec Spring Park Fall//1992 Article about Maramec Spring Park "near St. James, Missouri, approximately 100 miles southwest of St. Louis," with a park around a large natural spring and ruins of an old iron mining settlement dating...

16. Kansas City Buys Its Parks ahead of Time Kansas City Buys Its Parks ahead of Time September//1955 Article about planning for park and playground sites in anticipation of future surrounding urban development, shown on a map of Kansas City, North.

17. Masterpieces. ..See the Splendor Our State Parks Offer Masterpieces. ..See the Splendor Our State Parks Offer Spring-Summer//1991 Article about the "74 State Parks in Missouri," including caves, forests, prairies with buffalo, old mills, lakes, etc., visited by "nearly 15 million people" in 1990 and covering "alsmost 110,000 acres,"...

18. Everything's Up-to-Date in Kansas City's Park System Everything's Up-to-Date in Kansas City's Park System December//1952 Article about the "updating" of the park system's facilities and roads, with new pavement, additional parking, new buildings, etc.

19. Just to Keep the Record Straight Just to Keep the Record Straight September//1974 Article about the 1850 completion date for the building of Boone's Trading Post with information on Westport pioneers Major John Campbell, Albert Boone, and Captain Joseph Parks, et al.

20. Municipal Planning, Park and Art Administration in American Cities Municipal Planning, Park and Art Administration in American Cities May/1/1925 Article about the Art Committee being appointed in 1923.