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First Exchange Was Only 24 Feet Square
Present building has 371 times as much space as original home at 16th and State Line Roads, built in 1871.
First Rock Road in Jackson County
August 28, 1910
Description of the supposedly first rock road in Jackson County, at the "nearest good landing on the river. This was Rickman's landing at about where now is the Sugar Creek plant of the Standard Oil Company."...
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.
Gently Waving the Southtown Flag: Profiles of Some Dyed-in-the-Wool Southtown "Patriots" Who Wouldn't Live Anywhere Else
Profile of "Southtowners" Joe and Sophia Adelman, a retire couple choosing the area around 100th and Wornall Roads as an attractive blend of pastoral and urban character, with photo and description of...
Give Your Regards to Broadway, KC
November 28, 2006
Discussion of the proposed light-rail plan and its affect on Penn Valley Park. The plan calls for the removal of Broadway or technically Penn Valley Drive within the Park between 26th and 31st streets....
Highest Points in Kansas City
September 11, 1949
Q.: What are the locations of the three highest points above sea level in Kansas City? According to the city engineer's office, the highest point in Kansas City is 1,026.84 feet above sea level at 73rd...
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.
Jim Wins by 1,755 Bricks
Photos, caption, and article about the winning of a brick-laying contest in Olathe, Kansas, by James Garfield "Indian Jim" Brown (also known as James Brown or Indian Jim) placing the "last 416 feet of...
KC Pastor Ted Nissen Dies: He Was Longtime Leader of Colonial Presbyterian Church
Photo and obituary article about Reverend Ted Nissen, "a longtime Kansas City pastor" of "Colonial Presbyterian Church" at Bannister and Wornall Roads, dying at the age of 74.
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...
Last of Rancher's 1,000-Acre Empire Disappears in New Housing Development
Biographical article about Henry Coppock, a "fabulous cattle baron" and the demolition of his former "big brick house and unusual barn" once with a windmill, torn down to make way for a residential development....
Lawmaker's Bill Would Speed Up Watkins Drive
February 24, 2005
Missouri Representative Craig Bland wants to form a committee to think about installing overpasses on Bruce Watkins Drive so that traffic can move quicker. There are currently three stoplights, at Gregory...
Le Grand A. Copley: Former Packing Company Executive Was 82
Obituary for Le Grand Copley, a "retired executive of Wilson & Co. and a Johnson County real estate developer" dying at the age of 82, "born on a farm near Paola, Kas.," moving to Rosedale, Kansas, in...
Legal Tangles Grow from Hidden Cemetery
December 10, 2007
When Mike Bauer purchased 96 acres near Longview Lake at the junction of Raytown and Highgrove roads, he was unaware of the "35-by-60-foot plot that sat smack in the middle of his potential paradise" that...
Livestock Exchange Building
November 12, 1910
The new Live Stock Exchange Building at 16th and Genesee is to be finished the last of December (1910). The tenants expect to occupy it January 1 (1911). It cost about $650,000. The present building is...
National Old Trails Road: Ocean to Ocean Highway, as Endorsed by the Daughters of the American Revolution
Map of pioneer trails across the country, with specifically labeled sections, including "Boons Lick Road--St. Louis to New Franklin," in Missouri, as well as the entire Santa Fe and Oregon Trails.
New Building Which Houses General Hospital Ambulance Division
File containing an article with photo and caption about "the new hospital auxiliary building recently completed west of general hospital No. 2" (pictured) at about 22nd and Gillham Roads.
Picturesque Kansas City "Family Garden" That Passed Out with the Adoption of the Prohibition Amendment
Illustration and text of the mansion and adjoining "wine garden" of the Muehlebach family at 41st and State Line Roads.
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."
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