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KC Seen as Hub of Drug Routes
November 29, 2011
A federal study revealed that Kansas City is "a prime destination for drug traffickers who bring cocaine, heroin, marijuana and, to a lesser extent, methamphetamine from Mexico. And Interstate 35 is their...
Blame Sprawl for Crawls
October 25, 2010
A study by CEOs for Cities shows that "Kansas City ranks ninth among 51 metropolitan areas in the amount of time drivers spend on the road." The average commuter spends 229 hours on the road, more than...
Area Roads Win a No. 1 Title: The Worst
May 27, 2005
A study by the Road Improvement Program, a Washington-based transportation research group, declared that Kansas City's roads are the worst among the nation's large metropolitan areas. Article includes...
Trail Will Trace Missouri's Civil War Heritage
July 17, 2006
According to this article, only Tennesee and Virginia had more Civil War battles than Missouri. A Civil War Trail across the state is being created to guide travelers to war sites with markers along roads...
Clarkson: 1880-2005, Six Generations Building Roads to the Future
September 20, 2005
An advertising special section to the Kansas City Star on the Clarkson Construction Company of Kansas City, Missouri. The company is celebrating its 125th anniversary. It was established in 1880 as a man-and-horse...
Autoparade to Open Speedway September 16
Announcement of the opening of Kansas City's new (in 1922) automobile racetrack at 91st and Holmes Roads, costing $500,000 and to be attended by 60,000 people.
Still Hope to Rebuild Old Home
June 2, 1976
Article about "[t]he fight to rebuild the wagonmaster's house" (formerly at 63rd and Nieman Roads in Shawnee, Kansas) by the Shawnee Historical Society, "built in 1853 by two English rock masons, Jack...
Ivanhoe Masonic Country Club
February 25, 1921
Article about the 40-acre aviation field located on the Kellerstrass Farm at 85th and Holmes Roads, acquired by the Ivanhoe Masonic Lodge as a country club.
A Church Bazaar Recalls Pioneer Times Here
Article about the contribution to the early growth of the Kansas City area by the town of New Santa Fe located at present-day 125th and State Line Roads. Mentions wagon trains to the Southwest and the...
Q.: Isn't There a Small Cemetery along 95th Street and Mission Road?
Article about the history and facilities of the Linwood Pioneer Cemetery at 95th and Mission Roads in Johnson County, Kansas, established about 1873 "by the Linwood Methodist church."
Route 66 Celebrates 66th!
Article about the history of highway Route 66, one of the first transnational highways in the United States. It crosses Missouri and some sections are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Vanished Town of New Santa Fe Once Was Center of Pioneer Activities
Article about the history of New Santa Fe, Missouri, at about 121st and State Line Roads, located on the direct route of the Santa Fe Trail from Independence to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Descriptions of wagon...
Spring Building Activity
Article about the new residential construction boom in Kansas City, describing the new and varying styles of architecture and methods of construction contrasting with simpler designs of the city in the...
Amateur or Professional, the Arts Flourish--Fairway: Reinhardt Home Is Painted for City Hall
Article about the painting by artist Mary Campbell (for placement in the Fairway city hall) of the newly-restored 1879 farm home of Philip Reinhardt (ca. 1834-1921) next to the site of the former Kansas...
Cunningham Sells Chevrolet-Olds Unit
Article about the sale of the Chevrolet-Oldsmobile division of the Cunningham Automotive Group in Kansas City following General Motors' announcement of plans "to stop Oldsmobile production." Company founded...
71 + 49 = Quicker + Safer
December 12, 2012
Article announces that U.S. 71 has been officially renamed Interstate 49. Details regarding recent improvements aimed at bringing the highway up to federal interstate system standards are provided. A Missouri...
Flood of Uncertainty Washes Over KC
June 24-30, 2011
Article concerning the impending flood waters from the Missouri River which could affect some metro area businesses. Discussion of the contributing factors of the flooding and a map that details the dams...
Follow the Red Brick Roads
September 20, 2006
Article describes surviving examples of brick streets in Kansas City. The longest, a 1,750 foot stretch between Karnes Boulevard and Valentine Road, is a historic landmark.
Sunset Hill School
Article describing the former home of J. W. Aylor, "soon to be the permanent home of the Sunset Hill School," with illustration, at the northwest corner of 51st and Wornall Roads, built in 1912 by Shepard,...
City Beat: Museum Fights the Ghosts of Intolerance
Article describing the themes of the Minority Museum, founded by David Shapiro and relating to Jewish and other ethnic groups, located at Boone Elementary School at 89th and Wornall Roads but possibly...
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