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Howard N Monnett
B M Little
'Wagon Master' Gift of Nichols Family
Short article describing the statue on Ward Parkway near Wornall Road, of a wagon train traveler, donated by the Nichols family.
75 Years Strong
April 26, 2003
W.W. Van Liew had the knack of turning an outdoor space into something magical. He lived in Atchison, Kansas at the turn of the last century and his two sons Clarence and Ernie would move to Kansas City,...
Alexander W. Doniphan Is Honored
The majority of this issue is about Alexander W. Doniphan. It begins with a list of numerous places and things named for Doniphan and continues with transcribed extractions from newspapers about the Doniphan...
Ancient Sin: Naked & Unashamed on the Country Club Plaza
Article about sculptures and statues of nudes in the Greco-Roman style said to be for the "adults only" department.
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...
Best of Missouri: Bovine Bash
Photo and article about the more than 200 cow statues or fiberglass sculptures placed around Kansas City as a fund-raising and entertainment project called "CowParade" with work by local artists and led...
Bird Memorial to Be Unveiled without Bones
Photos and article about the "plans for a grand celebration to open the Charlie 'Bird' Parker Plaza" on "the southeast corner of 17th Terrace and the Paceo [sic]," with a statue of Parker and canceled...
Story of the Lady of Freedom statue designed by Eddie Dixon and soon to stand on the James Street property of the United Parcel Service in Kansas City, Kansas. Anita Dixon had the vision for The Lady of...
Historic Missouri in Seven Days
Story about a seven-day tour of historic Missouri landmarks, progressing from the southeast to the northwest and not including "the scenic Ozark Mountains in the south remain[ing] as one the last areas...
Letter from Kansas City: The Bull Vanishes--Does Being a Cowtown Require the Presence of Cows?
June 11, 2001
Illustration and article about the removal of the bull statue atop the old American Hereford Association Building (to a nearby park in Downtown Kansas City) with the relocation of the architectural firm...
Lost American: Cigar Store Indian
Story of the Cigar Store Indian, "one of only about 74 remaining in the United States," originally at Independence Square and later at Kansas City Chiefs owner, Lamar Hunt's, office.
Madonna of the Western Trails
Article describes the efforts of the Daughters of the American Revolution to commemorate the historic trails of the United States by commissioning and placing 12 "Madonna of the Trail" statues in various...
News from the Adopt a Monument Committee
Brief description of monument, the "Hiker" by T. Alice Ruggles and efforts to repair it
Old Independence Square Indian Still 'Alive'
Story of the Cigar Store Indian, originally in Independence Square in the 1930s in Independence, Missouri, and after surviving a fire moved to the office of Kansas City Chiefs owner, Lamar Hunt, with photos....
Shrines of the Covered-Wagon Days
Article and photo about the Pioneer Mother statue at Lexington, Missouri, depicting the "Madonna of the Trail" at points on the Old Trails Road, sculpted by H. Leimbach, overlooking the Missouri River....
Society Officers on Truman Statue Charge
Notice about "the Harry S Truman statue project" proposed as "the first full-length statue of the nation's 33rd president" to be "erected on the Independence courthouse square."
Studio Architecture, Building, and Furnishing: Beauty in Community Planning
Article expounding on the positive aspects of the planning of the Country Club District, earning it a Good Housekeeping Shield of approval.
The Forum Essay: Real and Unreal Reactionary Art Rides High in Kansas City
Article about the types of statements made by Kansas City sculptures such as "The Main Event" by Robert Scriver at 49th and Main Streets, in the context of art theory.
The Historic John Brown Statue of Wyandotte County
Short article with information concerning the John Brown Statue located at Quindaro, Kansas. Includes photograph of the statue as well as a reprint of the coverage of the unveiling from the "Kansas City,...
The National Old Trails Road at Lexington
Photo, illustration, and article about the 1928 "unveil[ing] at Lexington, Missouri's monument to the Pioneer Mother--one of twelve memorials given by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution,...
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