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Kessler, George E
Harold S Buttenheim
Hadley K Irwin
J V Lewis
Before Bleeding Kansas: Christian Missionaries, Slavery, and the Shawnee Indians in Pre-Territorial Kansas, 1844-1854
Photos, illustrations, and comprehensive article about the early history of pre-territorial Kansas from 1844 to 1854. Discussion on several topics such as Christian Indian missions and missionaries, the...
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.
By Any Name the King
Review of some of the finest steakhouses in the city, such as the Hereford House and Golden Ox, with a brief history of steak and the meat packing industry in Kansas City.
Captain Joseph Parks: Chief of the Shawnee Indians
Description of the building at 500 Westport Road, said to be the oldest in Jackson County, Missouri, bought by Shawnee Indian Captain Joseph Parks from John Calvin McCoy in 1836.
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"...
Cave Spring Historic Campground
Report on the efforts of the Cave Spring Park Association to restore and preserve the park from shopping center development.
Cave Spring Park
Newsletter about Cave Spring Park in Jackson County, Missouri, changing its name from "Cave Spring Journal" in Spring 1990 to "Cave Spring Trailblazer."
Cinema and the Kansas/Plains Past
Article is a survey of recent and past films that detail Kansas and Great Plains history in some way. "This year's selection of films vary in subject matter from those about territorial Kansas and Westerns...
City and Skyways Connected
Article describes the renovation of Oppenstein Brothers Memorial Park at 12th and Walnut. Artist Laura DeAngelis incorporated themes from the natural world and "the mathematical order of the movements...
Data on Parks and Boulevards of the 50 Largest Cities
Table showing statistics about parks and boulevards for the 50 largest American cities, with Kansas City having the most miles of boulevards at 90, followed by Chicago at 84.3.
Discovering the Past
Mention of Roanoke Park as the site of the Kansas City Inter-State Fairgrounds.
Endangered Species? Not the Tamburitza!
Article about the Strawberry Hill neighborhood in Kansas City, Kansas, and its Eastern European community, including Croatians, Bulgarians, and Slovenians, centered around ethnic music, including the tamburitza,...
Eva Barnhardt [sic] Gray Reminisces: Before Penn Valley Was a Park It Meant Homes and Businesses
Reminiscences about early businesses and homes, including that of the interviewee's father, J. C. Burkhardt, a grocer.
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.
Evidence Unearthed: Digging into Scott Joplin's St. Louis
Scott Joplin moved to St. Louis in 1901 from Sedalia, Missouri. The house where he lived, recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1976, was donated to the Missouri Division of State Parks (under...
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...
Several photos of the park.
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