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1. A Higher Standard of Maintenance A Higher Standard of Maintenance February//1967 Photos and article about the "distinctive Great Ape House" at the Kansas City Zoo in Swope Park. Description of the new acquisition and "higher maintenance" standards of park land in Kansas City's park...

2. A New Boat-House for Kansas City A New Boat-House for Kansas City November//1949 Article about the new boat-house in Swope Park for the lake there, with photos.

3. America's Most Beautiful City America's Most Beautiful City July/15/1915 Description with photos of the notable park system: "Tying them all together is the longest system of municipal boulevards in the world."

4. An Unusual Service in Kansas City, Mo., Provides. ..Birthday Parties at the Zoo An Unusual Service in Kansas City, Mo., Provides. ..Birthday Parties at the Zoo March//1963 Photos and article (written by a former zoo employee) about the "revolutionary Birthday House at the Swope Park Zoological Gardens in Kansas City, Mo.," proving "immensely popular" as "the newest addition...

5. Appreciation of Swope Park Appreciation of Swope Park April/23/1918 Explanation of a proposal by the Chamber of Commerce to "give expression" of thanks "in a more substantial way than merely through resolution of thanks."

6. Commercial Value of the Blue River Commercial Value of the Blue River August//1909 Suggestions for making the Blue River more of a commercial and entertainment attraction while keeping it clean.

7. Entertainment: City Goes into Show Business Entertainment: City Goes into Show Business June/9/1951 Article depicting in photos and describing the new Starlight Theatre in Swope Park, designed by Edward Buehler Delk.

8. Everything's Up-to-Date in Kansas City's Park System Everything's Up-to-Date in Kansas City's Park System December//1952 Article about the "updating" of the park system's facilities and roads, with new pavement, additional parking, new buildings, etc.

9. Getting Teed Off in Kansas City Getting Teed Off in Kansas City June 1979 Review of golf courses in the Swope Park area.

10. Here Lies Col. Swope Here Lies Col. Swope September, 2004 Article details the life and mysterious death of Colonel Thomas Swope. The author includes details of Swope's character and the "naive" philanthropies of his life, as well as an examination of his death...

11. Kansas City's Neglected Zoo Kansas City's Neglected Zoo July//1970 Article about the deplorable condition of the city zoo due to a construction strike and lack of funds.

12. Missouri History Not Found in Textbooks: When All Kansas City Went to Swope Park Missouri History Not Found in Textbooks: When All Kansas City Went to Swope Park January//1947 Description of the celebration of the opening of Swope Park in Kansas City on June 24, 1896, with 25,000 people traveling there that day.

13. Please Walk On The Grass Please Walk On The Grass June//1967 Article reviewing local parks including Loose Park and Swope Park.