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E M Clendening
Harold S Buttenheim
R D Sangster
John M Guild
A Look at Life in the 'Burbs
Review of "the changes and challenges facing Kansas City suburbs of the '90s," including the following: Platte City, Olathe, Leavenworth, Blue Springs, Lee's Summit, Independence, Overland Park, Shawnee,...
A Setback for the Waterways Movement
Article discussing various aspects of an improved Missouri River channel between Kansas City and Saint Louis, among other parts of the river, and its economic impacts in relation to railroad freight and...
A Statistical Look at Twentieth-Century Misssouri
October 1, 2004
Article compares Missouri in 1900 and 2000 through statistics.
Address of Mr. Geo. R. Collett: Vice-Pres. and Gen'l Mgr. Kansas City Stock Yards Company
Speech by George Collett, vice-president of "the Kansas City Stock Yards Company," giving a history of the Stockyards, starting with events in 1857 leading to the Stockyards' opening in 1871, and including...
Archives Continue to Grow
Report on the "progress of the Archives" of the Jackson County Historical Society, including extensive Jackson County cemetery records.
Ask the Marshall
Question and answer column including a statistical summary of casualties incurred during the ''Indian Wars'' in the western United States. The author writes that in 1,240 post-Civil War engagements, 2,125...
Babies, Burglars & BMWs
Four pages of tables showing statistics on various demographic data in the Greater Kansas City area, comparing 1976 to 1986, with photos.
Cholera in Saint Louis in 1849
Short article on the effects of cholera in St. Louis during the 1849 outbreak. Includes a mortality list by weeks and cemetery statistics. It also includes other information including areas with the most...
Comprehensive Bus Service in Kansas City
Map of routes, discussion with statistics, and photos and drawings of bus arrangements.
Data on Parks and Boulevards of the 50 Largest Cities
Table showing statistics about parks and boulevards for the 50 largest American cities, with Kansas City having the most miles of boulevards at 90, followed by Chicago at 84.3.
Educational Research and Statistics: How Adults in Missouri Use Their Leisure Time
Report on the spending of leisure time by Missourians, including Kansas Citians. Table, list, and description about the types of entertainment (movies, sports, church, radio, reading, etc.) and backgrounds...
Excursion to Missouri
Article about the author's "business excursion to the United States" in 1874, describing his observations and known statistics of Saint Louis, Missouri and surrounding territory (mines in Carondelet and...
Fashion for the Middle Millions
Article about "the Apparel Industry in Kansas City," made up of 81 "factories and distrubutors do[ing] an annual apparel business of between 75 and 100 million dollars," shipping to all 48 states plus...
Fire Prevention Work
October 5, 1920
Entire issue of Kansas Citian devoted to fire safety in honor of the October 9, 1920 Fire Prevention Day. Includes a listing of fire safety events, a parade, and "Fire Clean-up Week;" articles on fire...
Florence Crittenton Mission
Short summary of almost the first two year's accomplishments of the Florence Crittenton Home for young women out of work or in other trouble. Statistics of improvements and other changes in the 263 girls...
Florence Crittenton Mission and Home
Short summary of approximately the first year's accomplishments of the Florence Crittenton Home for young women out of work or in other trouble. Statistics of improvements and other changes in the 220...
Flour Milling in Kansas City: How Kansas City Grew to be Third Largest Milling Center
August 31, 1920
History of the flour milling industry in Kansas City including list of working mills and their capacities and Kansas City flour output statistics for 1903 through 1919. Includes photographs of Ismert-Hincke...
Health and Politics
[R]eport on the recommendations of the 'Health and Hospital Survey' of 1930 for Kansas City, with various information about health care deficiencies and statistics, including "a wing for Negroes" left...
If You Build It. . .
Profile of the new 601,829 square foot KH Jensen Distribution Warehouse in [Olathe, Kansas]. [location not noted in article] Included are reasons why Kansas City is "an ideal location" for distribution...
Industrial Relations and Labor Conditions: Negro Migration--Report of the Missouri Negro Industrial Commission
Article about the mass migration of black people from the South as agricultural workers moving to the North and more urban centers, including Missouri, increasing "13.2 per cent" in black or African American...
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