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Kessler, George E
Frances S Bush
E F Corwin
Worlds of Fun Debut!
Illustrations and article about the opening of the Worlds of Fun amusement park in eastern Kansas City, comparing it to earlier amusement parks in the area.
World Famous Kansas City Park System: A Great Accomplishment
History and description of the park and boulevard system, explaining its benefits to the city, with photos.
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...
Volker Park: Paradise Lost
Article about the hippies and potential criminal element in and around the park, and the effects on the Plaza district.
Description of two new parks in Johnson County, Kansas, being planned by Bowman Bowman Novick. The Rieke Lake Site, located in De Soto, Kansas, will have three phases and includes a 28-acre lake with a...
The Shawnee Indians: Their Customs, Traditions, and Folk-Lore [and] Captain Joseph Parks, Shawnee Indian Chief
Photos and articles about the traditions of the Shawnee Indians and their leaders such as Chief Charles Bluejacket and Captain Joseph Parks of Kansas.
The Scream Machines
Article about the new Orient Express roller coaster at Worlds of Fun amusement park, comparing it to other amusement park roller coasters of the past.
The Planning and Planting of Our Parks and Boulevard System
Photos and article about the planning and planting of the Kansas City park and boulevard system, with origins in 1872 and official start in 1892 and promotion and design by George Kessler (landscape architect),...
The Park System of Kansas City, Mo.
Article strewn with photos and maps of views and different spots in the park system.
The Northeast Incident
Article about ethnic juvenile gangs competing over territory around Garrison and Columbus Parks in the Northeast Residential District.
The New Old
In addition to describing the "modern" homes built around mid-20th-century in the Kansas City area, pictures feature a home designed by Marcel Breuer in 1954; the octagonal shaped Bruce Goff home on Cherry...
The Journey Back to Winwood Beach
History of the development of the Winnwood Beach mural now hanging in the Clay County Courthouse Annex Building and the accompanying display case of photos and mementos. The mural was painted by Phil Stake...
The Hole Story
History of Silver Dollar City, an amusement park designed in the 1950s as "a replica of an old fashioned, Ozark town atop" a cave, and opened in 1960. Description and photos of its attractions, including...
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.”...
The Greatest of Expositions
Description of the mostly demolished temporary amusement park structures of the 1904 World's Fair at Saint Louis, including Festival Hall, the original Ferris Wheel, the Missouri Building, the Floral Clock,...
The Good Buy, Good Time Place
Fresh fruits and vegetables, etc., on sale at the City Market.
The Friends of Roanoke Park
Article about the restoration of a park by cooperation between the city government and area residents, in this case Sue McCord-Belzer.
The Firm of Hare & Hare and the Art of Landscape Architecture
Photos, maps, illustrations, and article about the Kansas City landscape architecture and city planning firm of Hare & Hare made up of Sid Hare (1860-1938) and his son J. Herbert Hare (1888-1960). Designers...
Table and Contents: Keeping Up with Tradition
Photo and biographical article about Virginia McDonald (?~1969), "a grand old lady buried in a country cemetery in Gallatin, Mo.," spending "most of her life laboring to turn her tearoom into a dining...
State Camping Services: Missouri Takes Care of Her Young Citizens
Article about the camping facilities and organizations furnished by the Missouri State Park Board for underprivileged children (Boy and Girl Scouts, etc.) and other groups at state parks, mentioning several...
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