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Park and Boulevard Sys...
Kessler, George E
Frances S Bush
E F Corwin
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...
The Hard Kind of Courage
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.”...
New Eastern Bluebird Trail at George Owens Nature Park
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...
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.
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...
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...
Kansas Literature and Race
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...
Look at Us Now!
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...
Wilderness Area to Become Recreation Spot
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...
Exploring the Past at Van Meter State Park
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...
The Northeast Incident
Article about ethnic juvenile gangs competing over territory around Garrison and Columbus Parks in the Northeast Residential District.
Off and Running
Article about jogging in Kansas City and the activity's new popularity across the country.
Pacesetters: "I Was a Sharecropper"
Article about Luther White, a former sharecropper in Louisiana becoming the successful owner of D & H Tire Service in Kansas City, Kansas.
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...
Maramec Spring Park
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...
Kansas City Buys Its Parks ahead of Time
Article about planning for park and playground sites in anticipation of future surrounding urban development, shown on a map of Kansas City, North.
Masterpieces. ..See the Splendor Our State Parks Offer
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,"...
Everything's Up-to-Date in Kansas City's Park System
Article about the "updating" of the park system's facilities and roads, with new pavement, additional parking, new buildings, etc.
Just to Keep the Record Straight
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.
Municipal Planning, Park and Art Administration in American Cities
Article about the Art Committee being appointed in 1923.
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