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David E Roth
150 Places to Celebrate Kansas's 150th Birthday
Follow the author as he explores different historic places in Kansas. "After a fight over free-or slave-state status (thus another moniker, "Bleeding Kansas"), the free-state Wyandotte Constitution was...
A Bit about New Santa Fe
File containing the article about the history of the town of New Santa Fe in southwestern Jackson County, in Washington Township at about 121st and State Line Roads.
A Conversation with. ..Henry Bloch
Photo, interview, and biographical article about Henry Bloch, founder of the H & R Block national tax accounting business based in Kansas City in 1946 with offices at Main and Westport Roads.
A Panoramic View of the "Lost" Townships
Article about the early roads and railroads of Jackson County settlements in and around Kansas City, including the Missouri Pacific Railroad and Wornall Road. "The first [Missouri Pacific] train from St....
A Road That Made History
History and photos of the Boon's Lick Road across Missouri, from Saint Charles (near Saint Louis) to New Franklin, Missouri, surveyed in 1815, started in 1804 by Daniel Morgan Boone and Nathan Boone, and...
Anna Belle Cartwright: Trail Scholar and Sculptor
Article describes the life and work of Anna Belle Cartwright, a museum curator, sculptor, and historian who passed away on October 21, 2001. Cartwright was commissioned in 1951 by J.C. Nichols to create...
Approaching Kansas City: From All Points of the Compass
Article (written by a staff member of the Kansas City Public Library) about traveling into Kansas City (for the American Library Association conference here in 1968) from several different surrounding...
Art: New Galleries in Kansas City
Announcement of the opening of new galleries in a recently-completed section of "the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art" at 45th and Rockhill Roads in 1941, with Chinese and European sculpture collections,...
Brief Biography of Allen T. Ward [and] Letters of Allen T. Ward
Illustration, letters (from 1847), and biographical article about Allen Ward, a geology teacher and pioneer miller of Westport dying in 1862 in Paola, Kansas. Raised in Ohio and moving to Independence,...
Brookside: Use It or Lose It
Photos and article about the increasing difficulty of competing in the modern market for the Brookside business district, built in the 1920s and 1930s around 63rd and Wornall Roads and threatened in 2000...
Business: Luxury Retirement Villa Ready for Occupancy
Announcement and description of the new retirement home at 121st and Wornall Roads with 173 apartments on 10 acres.
Chic Center at the Spot Where Kansas City Began
Story of the Westport Square business district centered at Pennsylvania and Westport Roads, designed to reinvigorate surrounding residential districts, discussing also the problems caused by such development,...
Clarence E. Shepard Home
Article with photos and drawings of the house of Clarence E. Shepard at 60th and State Line Roads.
Communications: CNS' Live Wire, David Ray
Article describing the success of the Commodity News Service news wire business and its executive David K. Ray. Explanation of the company's satellite technology for transmitting news and business information,...
Cowtown Chronicles: K. C.'s 150 Years Old--How's Your Local History I. Q.?
Photo and information about local history of the Kansas City metropolitan area in the form of a quiz, with "questions and locations" regarding the following: (1) the Archibald Rice home at 66th and Blue...
Crossing the Mighty Mo: Gridlock, Not Bridges, Connects the Northland to the Rest of Kansas City
Photos and article about the problems in traffic congestion across the Missouri River bridges (Broadway Bridge, Paseo Bridge, Chouteau Bridge, and Heart of America Bridge) connecting the Northland and...
Daniel Morgan Boone
Biographical article about Daniel Morgan Boone, Daniel Boone's third son and one of the earliest settlers of the Kansas City area, visiting the territory of Jackson County in the 1790s, partnering in business...
Documenting Missouri Archaeology in Highways and Transportation
Article about the "close cooperation among the Highway and Transportation Department, the Missouri Archaeological Society, and the University of Missouri" in designating areas "of cultural or historical...
Article about the Gillis Home and its educational services for children with dyslexia, or difficulties with reading. Description of the home's teachers and its history, starting at 23rd and Tracy Avenues...
Everything's Up-to-Date in Kansas City's Park System
Article about the "updating" of the park system's facilities and roads, with new pavement, additional parking, new buildings, etc.
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