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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...
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...
A Colorful Shop Building: First Structure Completed in Country Club Plaza Development Is Brightened by American Adaptation of Spanish Motif
Photos and article about "the first building to be completed in the very ambitious Country Club Plaza business development outlined in that general vicinity by the J. C. Nichols Company." Designed in "Spanish...
A Proposed New Parking Lot
Illustrated map of the "proposed new parking lot (outlined) for the Nelson Gallery of Art and Atkins Museum" at 45th and Rockhill Roads.
A School for Bait Casters
Article with illustrations of the new pool at 41st and Gillham Roads and its projected use for fishing by the new Kansas City Bait & Casting Club.
About Town: Times Never Dull for E. H. Newcomb
Biographical article about Ernest Newcomb, "founder and director of the Kansas City Town Hall Forum" in 1940 and in 1975 named Outstanding Alumnus of Southwest Missouri State University. Native of Virginia...
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...
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...
Art and Artists: This Area at Dawn of the West Unfolds in Mural
Biographical article about Mrs. Aileen Franklin, painter of a new mural in the Columbia National Bank, with her Jackson County home studio at "North river and Kentucky roads" and other murals "in the Kansas...
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.
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...
Change Ahead for Camp White
Contains an article about Camp White. Description of the camp, formerly Camp Bohoca, located at 126th and Blue River Roads in Jackson County. Originally a gift of 108 acres from Mrs. J. B. White to the...
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...
City Plans to Move Historic Barn
Photo and article about the plans to preserve the 1864 Legler barn by moving it stone-by-stone from 95th and Quivira Roads to 105th and Pflumm Roads.
Photos and multiple articles about Clarence Kivett (1905-1996), an architect "design[ing] some of the city's best-known structures, including Kansas City International Airport and the Alameda Plaza Hotel...
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...
County Third in Roads: In the Country Only Two Others Are Ahead in System
Article noting the extensiveness of the system of county roads in Jackson County, Missouri, as third best in the nation, behind only two counties in New York and Detroit, and making for very good transportation...
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...
Echoes of Century in Old Barn
History of the old limestone barn built in 1864 by Swiss immigrant Adam Legler at about 95th and Quivira Roads.
Enterprising North Missouri Farmers Started State on Way to Good Roads
Photo and article about the road improvement technologies used by Robert Hart (dying in 1934) of the Eagleville, Missouri, area (in Harrison County, Missouri) and others in northern Missouri, such as D....
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