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41. Educator, Parks Supporter Dies at 88 Educator, Parks Supporter Dies at 88 August 1, 2008 "Jeremiah Cameron, a language and literature educator who served on the Kansas City Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners from 1972-1979, died" July 29, 2008. He died before the dedication ceremony...

42. Elmer Swatzell Obituary Elmer Swatzell Obituary October/23/1952 Obituary for Elmer Swatzell, great-grandson of Captain Joseph Parks (a prominent 19th century Westport Indian), dying in 1952.

43. Elmer Swatzell Obituary Elmer Swatzell Obituary October/23/1952 Obituary for Elmer Swatzell (dying in 1952), great-grandson of Captain Joseph Parks, one-time chief of the Shawnee Indians.

44. Fairmount Park Fairmount Park July 18, 1936 The fifth of a series of fires early today virtually wiped out old Fairmount Park, an amusement place which once attracted thousands nightly. Six of the nine were remaining summer cottages near the entrance...

45. Fierro Brings Experience to Park Commission Fierro Brings Experience to Park Commission September 29-October 12, 2005 Article profiles John Fierro who has just been appointed to the Board of Parks & Recreation. A native of the Westside, Fierro has served on numerous public commissions and the Friends of Penn Valley Park....

46. Fire Destroys Once Grand Fairmount Park Fire Destroys Once Grand Fairmount Park March 23, 2011 Postcard image and short historical article about the old Fairmount Park, located in what is now Sugar Creek, Missouri. The 50-acre recreational area was developed by railroad magnate Arthur Stilwell to...

47. For a Reminiscing Meal, Give Harry T.'s a Whirl For a Reminiscing Meal, Give Harry T.'s a Whirl July/28/1982 History of Fairyland Park, closed after 1977, at 75th and Prospect Avenues.

48. Former Councilman Lewellen Dies at 73 Former Councilman Lewellen Dies at 73 May 15, 2011 Article about Bob Lewellen, a former Kansas City Councilman and parks commissioner, who died May 14, 2011. Lewellen ran for mayor in 1991 but was defeated by Emanuel Cleaver. Most recently Lewellen had...

49. Forty Years Ago Forty Years Ago May/11/1918 Article about the Shelley Park, the old cemetery at Locust Street between Independence and Missouri Avenues in 1878.

50. Fountain Contract to Be Finalized: Construction on New Concourse Fountain Will Begin after Fall Festival Fountain Contract to Be Finalized: Construction on New Concourse Fountain Will Begin after Fall Festival July/18/2001 Photo and article about the approval by the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners in 2001 "for National Streetscape, Inc. of Blue Springs, Mo. to restore the Concourse Park fountain" in Northeast...

51. Frank Winn Frank Winn November/10/1947 Obituary for Frank Winn, developer of the Winnwood Beach amusement park and Winnwood residential areas in Clay County, Missouri (popular in the 1910s-1920s), dying at the age of 73 in 1947.

52. Funkhouser Shakes Up Park Board Funkhouser Shakes Up Park Board June 12, 2007 Newly elected mayor Mark Funkhouser has appointed a new Kansas City park board. The members are John Fierro, Tyrone Aiken, Frances Semler, Aggie Stackhaus, and Ajamu Webster. Funkhouser "took a slap at...

53. Garden at Theis Park to Be Built Garden at Theis Park to Be Built March 14, 2007 The Kansas City Art Institute and others are planning to install a rain garden in the southwest corner of Frank A. Theis Park located near Volker Boulevard and Oak Street. "The nearly 5,500-square-foot,...

54. Gentleman and Scholar Takes His Leave Gentleman and Scholar Takes His Leave May/19/2000 Photo and biographical sketch of Al Bohling, an editorial writer for the Kansas City Star for 39 years and an activist and organizer for city and county parks in the Kansas City area.

55. George E. Kessler State Park? George E. Kessler State Park? March/15/2000 Article discusses the current possibilities for making Kessler Park in the northeast area a state park. If done the area would be designated as a Historic District.

56. Gezer Park to Extend Children's Play Area Gezer Park to Extend Children's Play Area March 25, 2011 The Barton P. and Mary D. Cohen Charitable Trust made a $45,000 contribution in December 2010 to the children's play area at Leawood's Gezer Park, located at 133rd and Mission Road. The park is a tribute...

57. Good Things in Historic Northeast Good Things in Historic Northeast February 23, 2005 Column shows three photographs of work being done on Concourse Park colonnade in the Northeast area. Phase I of the work included restoration of the copper domes. Phase II covers the roof and ceiling of...

58. Green to gray: the impact of Kessler's plan. Green to gray: the impact of Kessler's plan. June 25, 2005 Article describes the parks and boulevards system in Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City, Kansas was never able to develop a comparable system and the result is obvious in the contrast between neighborhoods...

59. Heathwood Park Heathwood Park July 25, 2007 Brief article and early postcard image of Heathwood Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The park is located at 10th & L Road and was developed in the early 1900s as part of the Parkwood residential district.

60. Herrick Parks Topping Obituary Herrick Parks Topping Obituary May/1/1958 Obituary for Herrick Parks Topping, or Herrick Topping (nicknamed Hal Topping), president of the Topping Valuation Company, dying at the age of 77 on April 30, 1958.