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Getting the Most Out of Life
This article is actually Chapter 6 of the book Evangelism's First Modern Media Star: The Life of Reverend Bill Stidger by his grandson. This chapter details the time period of the mid 1920s when Stidger...
Feature article with photographs of a home constructed of five corrugated-steel shipping containers stacked two stories high. It is the residence of Todd Nelson and Debbie Glassberg, an industrial designer...
Going to Kansas City!
Article with numerous color photographs of workplaces and cultural sites in Kansas City, including the Stockyards, clothing models, auto assembly plants, telecommunications offices, the Nelson-Atkins Museum...
Grand Once Again
December 2011-January 2012
The six-story building at 1111 Grand opened in 1920 as the Gate City National Bank. In May 2012 it will open as the Ambassador Hotel, a 43-room boutique hotel, part of the Coury Collection of independent...
Guarding Fort Osage
The article gives the history of Fort Osage and includes color photographs which feature living history interpreters.
Halls Celebrates 40 Years on the Country Club Plaza
October 1, 2005
The Halls store at 211 Nichols Road opened for business on October 4, 1965. Article reviews the store's departments and the building (''large squares of concrete embedded with pink quartz''). Period photographs...
Happy Anniversary State Fair
The Missouri State Fair started in 1901. The fair this year will be held August 8 to 18. This article contains historical photographs and includes a column entitled "Missouri State Fair Milestones" which...
Hardy as Bears
March 1, 2006
Series of photographs, with biographical annotations, of famous fur trappers and mountain men. Pictured are James P. Beckwourth, Alexis Godey, "Pierre," William Bent, James Baker, Jim Bridger, and Mariano...
Harry Truman, Poker Player
Article supplies information on a favorite past time and source of relaxation for Harry Truman, namely playing poker. Includes historical factual information as well as photographs which illustrate Truman...
He Hitched a "Star" to His Wagon
Biographical article about William Rockhill Nelson, the founder and editor of the Kansas City Star. Includes following his death and reviewing his career as a prominent Kansas Citian from 1880 to 1915,...
Head of the Class
Photographs and article about young Kansas City business leaders. Piece consists of brief interviews of 33 executives on the subject of leadership.
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....
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...
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.
Home, Sweet Battlefront
August 1, 2004
Photographs and article describing the John Wornall house in Westport, Missouri, particularly during the Battle of Wesport, October 1863. ''Wornall returned to the Westport home in 1874, following four...
Hometown Good: Greater Kansas City's Hometown Food Manufacturers Fight to Fill Your Plate
Photographs and article about entrepreneurial food manufacturers in Kansas City.
Hooked on Houses
Photographs and article about area homes designed by Mary Rockwell Hook. After training at the Art Institute in Chicago and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Hook returned to Kansas City and worked with...
Hotel Frederick: Turn of the (21st) Cenutry Elegance
Color photographs and article about the restoration of the 1905 Hotel Frederick in Boonville. The hotel is located at 501 E. High Street.
If Walls Could Talk
This story details the private art collection of a couple (un-named) who reside in the Mission Hills neighborhood in Johnson County, Kansas. "Though they inherited some art, the couple purchased most of...
International Balloon Race: Balloon
December 7, 1920
Report on the International Balloon Race leaving October 3, 1920 from Birmingham, AL. The Kansas City Aero Club's balloon, the "Kansas City II," took second place. Photographs of balloons included.
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