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Charlotte R White
'Bird and the Architects of Tomorrow
Article describes an effort by the steering committee of the Kaw valley Arts Council and a group of University of Kansas Architecture students to create a Charlie Parker Memorial Park in Kansas City, Kansas....
'Loggers' Converge at City Park
Photo and article about the high demand for dead trees from Kansas City parks as wood-burning fuel during the energy crisis.
A City Within a Park One Hundred Years of Parks and Boulevards in Kansas City, Missouri
The history of Kansas City's planned system of beautiful parks and boulevards.
A Done Deal
Discusses various reasons why the author believes the proposal for implementation of the Wonderful World of Oz theme park will receive the approval of the Johnson County (Kansas) Board of Commissioners....
A Fond Farewell to the Orient Express
Author bids adieu to one of Kansas City's best known roller coasters, the Orient Express, which was dismantled prior to the 2004 season at Worlds of Fun. As part of his homage to the coaster, the author...
A Glimpse of History Presented by Geo. H. Porter Funeral Home
Ad for George H. Porter Funeral Home with illustrations and a brief history about Carnival Park, an amusement park in Kansas City, Kansas, between 14th, Tauromee, 16th, and Armstrong Avenue, closed in...
A Great Loss for Kansas
March 8, 2006
Article featuring Gordon Parks and his accomplishments. He died March 7, 2006. Included is a timeline of events in his life and an excerpt of his poem ''A Sign by the Road.'' Parks received the University...
A Handmade School: Gordon Parks Elementary
Short article featuring the charter school, Gordon Parks Elementary founded by Dorothy Curry and Sue Garvis and located now on Wyoming in the Volker Neighborhood.
A Higher Standard of Maintenance
Photos and article about the "distinctive Great Ape House" at the Kansas City Zoo in Swope Park. Description of the new acquisition and "higher maintenance" standards of park land in Kansas City's park...
A New Boat-House for Kansas City
Article about the new boat-house in Swope Park for the lake there, with photos.
A New Building at Watkins Mill
Article describing the preservation of and additions to the antebellum Watkins Mill site "located a few miles north of Kansas City, Missouri," as well of the operations of the mill's wool production, with...
A New Spin on Fun
September 8, 2005
Description and illustrations of the new Patriot roller coaster opening in the spring at Worlds of Fun. Length: 3,081 feet; height: 149 feet; first drop: 123 feet; top speed: 60 mph; ride time: 2 minutes,...
A New Zoo?
Article about management changes at the Kansas City Zoo. Faced with declining attendence and the threat of losing professional accreditation, the Zoo's management transferred from the Kansas City Parks...
A Post Card from Old Kansas City
A Postcard from Old Kansas City
Photo and history of Fairmount Park (established by Arthur Stilwell to promote his interurban railway between Kansas City and Independence), located at the eastern limit of Kansas City with the area's...
A Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion, and Lots of Political Clout
Discusses the details of the development of the Oz Theme Park by the Oz Entertainment Company, Incorporated, on the contaminated grounds of a former ammunitions plant.
A Stately and Serene Oasis in Kessler Park
February 13, 2011
A short description of the Colonnade and JFK Memorial in Kessler Park located at the intersection of Gladstone Boulevard and St. John Avenue. The Colonnade, designed by Henry Wright and possibly based...
A Story of the Development of the Parks and Recreation Department Published on the Occasion of Its Diamond Jubilee: 1892-1967
Listing of the various parks in the city in 1967 with photos, history, and descriptions.
A Union Station Park
Short article about the favorable proposition to use the "land directly to the south of the new Union Station. ..for park purposes," and "that ample traffic ways to the east and to the west from the station...
A Water Experience. ..
Combination fountain and pool designed for children.
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