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Park and Boulevard Sys...
Kessler, George E
Harold S Buttenheim
Hadley K Irwin
J V Lewis
Mass Commercial Amusements in Kansas City before World War I
Comprehensive article exploring the urban cultural aspect of popular entertainment in Kansas City, rather than the more commonly studied aspect of high culture entertainment. Description and photos of...
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,"...
Missouri History Not Found in Textbooks: When All Kansas City Went to Swope Park
Description of the celebration of the opening of Swope Park in Kansas City on June 24, 1896, with 25,000 people traveling there that day.
Move to Make Cave Springs a Historic Park
History of the park site in Raytown, since 1843, when it was known as "Barn's enclosure."
Municipal Planning, Park and Art Administration in American Cities
Article about the Art Committee being appointed in 1923.
Neighborhood Taverns: Refuge and Warmth in an Often Cold World
Article about the social role in the city of neighborhood taverns, with singalongs and atmospheres "like sitting at home with friends."
Neighborhoods: Westport Is Back
Article describing the recent residential and business migration into Westport, including its revitalization as a residential, artistic, and commercial center. Description of many of its distinctive new...
Neighbors Want Park at Obscure Grave Site
Article reprinted from the Kansas City Star (April 10, 2000, page B1) about the plans (by the Native Sons of Kansas City) for a park at the Boone-Hays Cemetery on 63rd Street, grave site of "the resting...
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...
New Electric Park Advertisement
March 1, 1900
Half page advertisement for the New Electric Park at the terminal of the Heim Line. Features an illustration of the Dunlap Electric Illuminated Fountain, due to open to the public on May 27, 1900. It is...
New Road Signs in Union Cemetery
Signs installed by the Parks and Recreation Department to aid navigation in the cemetery.
Off and Running
Article about jogging in Kansas City and the activity's new popularity across the country.
Old Spring Do-It-Yourself Project
Article about the completion of the restored Old Spring Park and Visitors Center, a community project in Independence related to pioneer trails.
Old Time Religion
Description of Captain Joseph Parks, "a hero of the Seminole War in Florida" in command of Shawnee Indians and "a notable attendant at these religious services at Shawnee Mission and Westport." Also portrait...
On the Road: Kansas City, Missouri
Photos and article about the running and jogging venues and facilities in Kansas City, reviewing local running routes along parks and trails (including the Old Trolley Trail and the Indian Creek Greenway)...
One of Last Santa Fe Trail Traces in New City Park Will Be Marked
Article announcing the new marker at the new Santa Fe Park at 27th and Topping Avenues, adjacent to Blue Valley Park, to preserve "a tract of ground containing one of the last traces of the original Santa...
Other Stops on a Cook's Tour
Short review of "fine ethnic restaurants--French, Italian, Oriental, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Greek and German," across the city declared by Calvin Trillin as "the finest restaurants in the country."
Our Endangered Park and Boulevard System
Article about the deterioration of Kansas City's park and boulevard system, with examples of sites and explanation of "the importance of planning and the integration of amenities like parks and boulevards...
Our Municipal Notebook: Do Fire Stations Belong in Public Parks? [and] Fire Stations and Public Parks Are Good Neighbors in Kansas City, Kans.
Photos, map, and article about the two new fire stations of Kansas City, Kansas, being built in public parks there (Emerson Park and Klamm Park) as part of "multipurpose" recreational areas, under direction...
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.
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