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1. A City's Fight for Beauty A City's Fight for Beauty February//1906 Story of the parks and boulevards in Kansas City. Many photos of the Paseo and one of Penn Valley Park. One map of the city's parks.

2. America's Most Beautiful City America's Most Beautiful City July/15/1915 Description with photos of the notable park system: "Tying them all together is the longest system of municipal boulevards in the world."

3. Beginning of the Park and Boulevard Movement in Frontier Kansas City, 1872-1882 Beginning of the Park and Boulevard Movement in Frontier Kansas City, 1872-1882 April 1962 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.

4. Data on Parks and Boulevards of the 50 Largest Cities Data on Parks and Boulevards of the 50 Largest Cities June/29/1926 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.

5. Everything's Up-to-Date in Kansas City's Park System Everything's Up-to-Date in Kansas City's Park System December//1952 Article about the "updating" of the park system's facilities and roads, with new pavement, additional parking, new buildings, etc.

6. Financing Kansas City's Parks Financing Kansas City's Parks June//1948 Maps, photo, and discussion of acquisition and maintenance of "neighborhood recreation areas."

7. From the Silver City to Kansas City: August and Emma Meyer in Leadville and Beyond From the Silver City to Kansas City: August and Emma Meyer in Leadville and Beyond Spring 2008 In-depth article about August Meyer and his wife Emma, the smelting and refining businesses Meyer was part of, his role in the development of Leadville, Colorado, and his founding of the Kansas City Smelting...

8. Genius of George E. Kessler Greatest Gift to Kansas City's System of Parks Genius of George E. Kessler Greatest Gift to Kansas City's System of Parks October//1977 Profile of urban planner and landscape architect George E. Kessler and his designs implemented in the park and boulevard system of Kansas City, with photos and descriptions of individual parks.

9. Green Spaces Green Spaces March 2008 Article discusses the history of the parks and boulevard system in Kansas City designed by George Kessler in 1893, as well as current improvements to existing parks and the importance of parks in the urban...

10. How the Parks and Boulevards of Kansas City Are Financed How the Parks and Boulevards of Kansas City Are Financed June//1913 Article explaining the financing of the park and boulevard system by its primary designer, landscape architect George E. Kessler, with photos, map, and discussion.

11. Kansas City's Parks and Boulevards Kansas City's Parks and Boulevards May/15/1915 Article about the park and boulevard system, with photos.

12. Our Endangered Park and Boulevard System Our Endangered Park and Boulevard System Fall//1992 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...

13. Park and Boulevard System of Kansas City, Mo. Park and Boulevard System of Kansas City, Mo. November//1910 General description of the system of interconnected parks in the city, including how they grew with the city and beautified it, with many photos, especially of Paseo Boulevard.

14. Park Departments: "Park and Plan Week" Arouses Much Interest Park Departments: "Park and Plan Week" Arouses Much Interest October//1922 Four-day celebration concerning "the thirtieth anniversary of the park and boulevard system of Kansas City," promoting the "Park Board's program for future development" to create new and protect existing...

15. Parks as a Commercial Asset Parks as a Commercial Asset December/10/1910 View of the system as a means of not only creating natural beauty within the city but also of increasing property values.

16. Planning and Planting of Our Parks and Boulevard System, The Planning and Planting of Our Parks and Boulevard System, The Spring//2001 This article gives an overview of the history of the development of the park and boulevard system in Kansas City starting in the late nineteenth century, including the people who made it happen. Illustrations...

17. Shall Kansas City Remain the "City Beautiful"? Shall Kansas City Remain the "City Beautiful"? October/3/1925 Suggestions for park improvements in the context of their role in the appearance of the city to both residents and first-time visitors.

18. The Park System of Kansas City, Mo. The Park System of Kansas City, Mo. December//1916 Article strewn with photos and maps of views and different spots in the park system.

19. The Planning and Planting of Our Parks and Boulevard System The Planning and Planting of Our Parks and Boulevard System Spring//2001 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),...

20. World Famous Kansas City Park System: A Great Accomplishment World Famous Kansas City Park System: A Great Accomplishment April//1925 History and description of the park and boulevard system, explaining its benefits to the city, with photos.