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Master of Ravenswood
A 12-year-old tour guide shares a family tradition Photographs of the exterior and interior of the house.
Culture Economy: The Midwest's New Art City
A panel discussion about the relationship between art and economic development in Kansas City. Panel included Paul Tyler, David Ford, Porter Arneill, David Dowell, and Brad Nicholson. Article includes...
Remington's Buffalo Soldiers
An account of some of Remington's earliest works (photographs and illustrations/drawings) depicting the Buffalo Soldiers, the 10th Cavalry black troopers in Arizona Territory.
''Shot All To Pieces'': The Battle of Lone Jack, Missouri, August 16, 1862
January 1, 2004
An extensive article that recounts the Civil War Battle of Lonejack and includes photographs and maps as well as footnotes. Also includes an inset on Cole Younger and on the death of Captain Long.
Revelry Passing the Baton
Article about a performance of the Kansas City Chorale held at the 55th Street and Ward Parkway mansion to celebrate the Chorale's 2008 Grammy Award for best engineered classical album, "Grechaninov: Passion...
The Mayor of Whoopup Goes to Kansas City
Article about an Ozark town mayor bringing urban culture home from a visit to Kansas City. Photographs of shopping malls, fountains, downtown Kansas City.
Kansas City Crossroads: Friends Preserve an Earlier Time
Article about Elmo Hargrave and Joe Zenitzky, longtime friends and residents of Kansas City. Elmo Hargrave, "in the legal department for the city of Kansas City, Missouri", saved over 170 8-by-10 photographs...
Home Field Advantage
Article about local architecture firms and the worldwide sports stadiums for which they are responsible. Includes designs and photographs of stadiums and arenas.
Toward Fisher's Fence: Getting On Tract To Preserve One of Our Most Intact, Early Homesteads
Article about the Adam and Letty Fisher homestead located today east of Jones Road, mid-way between Bundschu and Truman Roads. The Fisher family were early residents of Jackson County and had slaves. Includes...
When the Union and Kansas Pacific Built Through Kansas
Article about the construction of railroads into Kansas. Includes numerous newspaper references to the laying of the track and the political issues involved as well as the history leading up to the event....
Article about the life and work of architect Mary Rockwell Hook. It focuses particularly on her work for the Pine Mountain Settlement School in Kentucky and includes photographs of her buildings there....
McCune Home School
March 1, 1930
Article about the McCune Home School located in conjunction with the McCune Home for Boys. School is listed with article as located seven miles northeast of Independence on Highway 24. The county court...
West Edge: Dream Project Has Unique Challenges and Opportunities
Article about the stalled West Edge project just off the Country Club Plaza at Belleview Avenue and 48th Street, detailing the design that was Bob Bernstein’s vision until he walked away from the project....
Riding to Hounds
Article and photographs celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Fort Leavenworth Hunt, a traditional foxhunting event.
Kansas City's Social Season Highlights Much Grace and Charm
Article briefly traces the history of African American social life and status in Kansas City. Mentions the Ivanhoe Club and the Beau Brummels as early social groups. In Kansas City, Kansas, the Trouveur...
History of the Kansas City General Hospital
October 1, 1932
Article chronicles the history and development of General Hospital, the first hospital in the city. The first hospital was built in 1870 at 22nd and McCoy Streets. Article contains numerous photographs...
History of Kansas City General Hospital Colored Division
October 8, 1932
Article contains a history and chronology of General Hospital #2, the City's first separate facility for African-Americans. It was established in 1908 after the "Old Building" of General Hospital was vacated....
A Forgotten Battle In a Region Ignored...Pea Ridge, or Elkhorn Tavern Arkansas--March 7-8, 1862: The Campaign, the Battle, and the Men Who Fought for the Fate of Missouri
Article describes a battle that the author feels has largely been ignored in Civil War literature. Although the battle of Pea Ridge took place in Arkansas, it was decisive in determining which way Missouri...
The Lakes That Could Have Been
Article describes a failed, early 1970's proposal to construct three lakes in Johnson County, Kansas. The author argues that the lakes would have created a basin to prevent flood damage as far as Kansas...
68,937 And Counting: Searching Inmate Case Files from the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas
Article describes information that can be obtained from inmate case files at the Leavenworth penitentiary. Case files include inmate photographs, record sheets, personal data sheets, fingerprints, daily...
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