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1. A Fight to Save Where They Fought A Fight to Save Where They Fought July 3, 2012 Article on the Monnett Battle of Westport Fund and their attempts to acquire land of the Big Blue Battlefield north of Swope Park. The fund controls more than half of the area near the Blue River where...

2. Benton Boulevard Bridge over Brush Creek, Three Fourths Completed Benton Boulevard Bridge over Brush Creek, Three Fourths Completed October/15/1922 Photo and caption about the new (1922) Benton Boulevard bridge crossing Brush Creek and connecting northeast Kansas City with the Swope Park area.

3. Cave Spring Cave Spring September/11/1910

4. Colonel Thomas Swope Obituary Colonel Thomas Swope Obituary October 7, 2009 Obituary for Colonel Thomas Swope (1827-1909), a prominent real estate investor and namesake of Swope Park, dying in 1909. Colonel Swope's body "lay in state" in the rotunda of the Kansas City Public Library...

5. Confederate Troops Halted, Again Confederate Troops Halted, Again October 27, 2014 Article on the reenactment of the Battle of Westport on its 150th anniversary. More than 100 re-enactors met in Swope Park to depict scenes and scenarios from the battle that took place between October...

6. Fire Department Horses Dan and Joe Fire Department Horses Dan and Joe June/8/1941 Brief article describing Dan and Joe, the famous fire horses during Chief George Hale's tenure, both horses competing in the 1893 London exposition, Joe being killed in 1894 in a Kansas City cable car...

7. Kansas City Altitudes Kansas City Altitudes September 22, 1985 The highest point within the city limits of Kansas City is at 155th and Prospect Avenues--1,081 feet, according to Michael Wilson, chief of survey, engineering division, Kansas City Public Works Department....

8. KC Park Board to Study Service KC Park Board to Study Service August 4, 2008 Members of the city's Park Board plan to take a closer look at the city's 10 community centers. The main concern is that the centers are well maintained and that they meet the needs of the community. About...

9. KC Voice Rings Around the World KC Voice Rings Around the World November 3, 2013 Biographical article that focuses upon the life of opera singer Vinson Cole. Cole's upbringing in the Swope Park area of Kansas City is summarized. Details related to his music education and later career...

10. Lake City Ordnance Plant Lake City Ordnance Plant October 5, 1941 Nearly an entire section of the paper devoted to the dedication of the new "Lake City Ordnance Plant," a military industrial complex for production of small arms ammunition in eastern Jackson County made...

11. Linda Lovelace Here: Sex Star Easy to Like Linda Lovelace Here: Sex Star Easy to Like September/25/1974 Photo and biographical article about Linda Lovelace, a 23-year-old "star of 'Deep Throat,' the X-rated box-office smash" making a movie in Kansas City's Swope Park supposedly entitled "Linda Lovelace for...

12. Loop Road at Swope Park Solves Problems, But Others Remain Loop Road at Swope Park Solves Problems, But Others Remain June-July/25-1/1998 Discusses efforts by police and other officials to control the behavior of youths in Swope Park.

13. Loop Road Remains a Place of Controversy Loop Road Remains a Place of Controversy May/4-10/2000 Discusses the activities of young people at "The Loop", a popular spot in Swope Park, and the need for police presence to maintain crowd control.

14. Magic of The Beanstalk Magic of The Beanstalk July 27, 2005 Feature article on Kansas City's Community Gardens. The Beanstalk, the new children's garden in Swope Park, allows kids--and adults--''to see a perfectly kept garden of vegetables and colorful flowers''...

15. Memories Ripple Across Lake of the Woods Memories Ripple Across Lake of the Woods January 7, 2009 Article about the Lake of the Woods, a man-made lake in Swope Park. The lake was constructed in 1908 and was considered a horseshoe shaped lagoon. The reservoir that was to supply it was formed by building...

16. Oakwood Country Club Will Mark 125 Years Oakwood Country Club Will Mark 125 Years August 18, 2006 The new game of golf was one reason Oakwood Country Club, then known as the Progress Club, moved from downtown to its current location, a then-rural property at 9800 Grandview Road, in 1911. When the course...

17. Obituary for Colonel Thomas Swope Obituary for Colonel Thomas Swope October 9, 2009 Obituary for Colonel Thomas Swope (1827-1909), a prominent local real estate investor and namesake of Swope Park killed in an infamous poisoning by his doctor.

18. Personal Pilgrimage Personal Pilgrimage April 4, 2014 Biographical article on Kansas City accountant, millionaire, and philanthropist James J. Lynn. Born in Louisiana in 1892, Lynn made his way to Kansas City in 1909 and subsequently took accounting jobs...

19. Planes Thrilled 125,000 Here in 1918 Planes Thrilled 125,000 Here in 1918 August/28/1968 Article recalling the mock air battle on August 28, 1918, over Swope Park, by the British-American Flying Mission touring the country to provide the public better understanding of airplanes and their utilization...

20. Playing Through Playing Through July 17, 2005 Article tells the story of the desegregation of Swope Park's public golf courses in 1950. Golf course #1 was for whites only, while golf course #2, a much smaller and poorly maintained course, was for...