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61. 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.

62. Historic Cliff Drive Dedicated: Community, Dignitaries Attend Gala Ceremony Historic Cliff Drive Dedicated: Community, Dignitaries Attend Gala Ceremony October/17/2001 Color photos and article about the dedication of the re-opened Cliff Drive as a Missouri state scenic by-way. Description of its revitalization and clean-up since 1998 with speech by Governor Bob Holden...

63. Historic Relics Wait For Rebirth Historic Relics Wait For Rebirth February 28, 2005 Several prominent sculpture pieces were saved while buildings were demolished in recent years. Thanks to people like Joan Dillon, Bob Berkebile, and Jane Flynn, architectural pieces from these buildings...

64. Hope to Restore Cusenbury Springs Hope to Restore Cusenbury Springs August/14/1964 Article about the efforts to restore the "natural spring. ..at the old Fairmount park" popular in the 1920s and 1930s, near Lexington Avenue and Northern Boulevard.

65. Hyde Park Hyde Park December 16, 1949 Across the street was Hyde Park, privately owned then, with an iron fence and locked gates, only the Hyde Park householders possessing keys. ..

66. Improvements Have Begun on Budd Park Pool Project Improvements Have Begun on Budd Park Pool Project March/29/2000 Ground was broke last week to usher in a $600,000 public improvement project for 110 year-old Budd Park, Kansas City's second oldest park. New pool and paths to be completed first.

67. In the Newest Fun Resort In the Newest Fun Resort May/20/1907 Article about the park with "23 acres of light," street cars, music, flea circus, twentieth century inventions, and so forth, with illustrations.

68. Indian Mound Association Adopts Budd Park Indian Mound Association Adopts Budd Park November/1/2000 Photo and article about the adoption of Budd Park by the Indian Mound Neighborhood Association, planning to keep the 40-acre park in the Northeast residential district regularly cleaned in cooperation...

69. International Flavor International Flavor August/4/1971 Detailed drawings and captions about the future Worlds of Fun amusement park before its naming, owned by Lamar Hunt.

70. Is Indian Mound a Real Burial Ground? Is Indian Mound a Real Burial Ground? February 8, 2006 In the column "q&a", Dean Hughson answers the question as to whether the Indian mound in the northeast Indian Mound Neighborhood was a real Indian burial ground. After checking with Ann McFerrin of the...

71. Israelis Visit Leawood for Gezer Park Ribbon-Cutting Israelis Visit Leawood for Gezer Park Ribbon-Cutting October 23, 2009 Article describes the dedication of Gezer Park in Leawood, Kansas, including information about its architectural and landscaping features. Members of the Jewish Federation and delegates from Leawood's...

72. Jazz Site to Get Badge of Honor Jazz Site to Get Badge of Honor September 26, 2003 The Mutual Musicians Foundation building at 1823 Highland Avenue joins the Harry S. Truman farm home in Grandview and the Truman Historic District in Independence as the only national historic landmarks...

73. Jeremiah Cameron Salute is Well-Timed Jeremiah Cameron Salute is Well-Timed May 3, 2007 Local African American educator Jeremiah Cameron is to have park land named after him. Dr. Jeremiah Cameron Park is located at 43rd Street and Broadway. Dr. Cameron, at age 87, plans to be on hand when...

74. John D. Parks Is Dead: Cancer Is Fatal to Former K. U. Teacher of Design, 32 John D. Parks Is Dead: Cancer Is Fatal to Former K. U. Teacher of Design, 32 April 5, 1954 Obituary for John Parks, "artist, teacher of design and aspiring author," dying at the age of 32 in 1954. Native of Wichita, Kansas, coming to Kansas City in 1951 as an art teacher at Kansas University...

75. Just Off Broadway Theatre Gets Larger Home Just Off Broadway Theatre Gets Larger Home July 10, 2011 Thanks to tax increment financing dollars from the Federal Reserve's new regional headquarters just south of Penn Valley Park, the Just Off Broadway Theatre has been able to "dramatically enhance the building...

76. Kansas City Amusement Parks Kansas City Amusement Parks June 3, 1973 Entire section of the paper dedicated to articles and photos on Worlds of Fun and its predecessors as local amusement parks, including the following "parks": Electric, Winnwood, Fairmount, Carnival, Mount...

77. Kansas City's Coney Island Kansas City's Coney Island July/27/1902 Illustrations and text about the industrial exposition at Electric Park and the agricultural exposition at Troost Park.

78. Kansas City's First Memorial Kansas City's First Memorial March 10, 2010 Postcard image and short article about the history of the August R. Meyer Memorial. Located at 10th Street and Paseo Boulevard, the monument was dedicated on June 2, 1909, in memory of August Meyer, first...

79. KC Drummer Vince Bilardo, Mentor to Other Musicians, Dies KC Drummer Vince Bilardo, Mentor to Other Musicians, Dies February 26, 2009 Obituary for Kansas City musician Vince Bilardo, who died February 23, 2009, in his home. Bilardo's musical career spanned nearly four decades, including 23 years with the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra....

80. KC Park Board to Study Service KC Park Board to Study Service August 4, 2008 Members of the city's Park Board plan to take a closer look at the city's 10 community centers. The main concern is that the centers are well maintained and that they meet the needs of the community. About...