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1. A Holiday Tradition is Ending A Holiday Tradition is Ending December 7, 2013 Article announces that Schmitt Tree Farm Santa's Forest in Holt, Missouri, will permanently close on December 8, 2013, after 52 years of operation. Schmitt family members are interviewed and discuss their...

2. A Visit To The Poor Farm: How Jackson County Cares For Her Helpless Wards A Visit To The Poor Farm: How Jackson County Cares For Her Helpless Wards July 29, 1890 The subheading reads: "A Description of the Building and Something of the Inmates--The County Judges Contemplate Further Improvements--Two Jay Goulds Happy With Their Imaginary Riches--Some Pathetic Cases...

3. A Visit To The Poor Farm: How Jackson County Cares For Her Helpless Wards A Visit To The Poor Farm: How Jackson County Cares For Her Helpless Wards July 29, 1890 The subheading reads: "A Description of the Building and Something of the Inmates--The County Judges Contemplate Further Improvements--Two Jay Goulds Happy With Their Imaginary Riches--Some Pathetic Cases...

4. Another KC Winner Another KC Winner April 20, 2008 Kansas City artist Elijah Gowin won a Guggenheim Fellowship. This is the second time in two years that a Kansas City artist has won this award. Gowin is assistant professor of art and art history at the...

5. Arborist Chuck Brasher Made His Mark on KC Area Arborist Chuck Brasher Made His Mark on KC Area July 4, 2012 Article pays tribute to arborist Chuck Brasher, who died recently at the age of 90. Nicknamed "Mr Champion Tree," Brasher was best known for compiling a list of Champion Trees in the area; those that are...

6. Ballpark Area's Future May Lie In Historic Past Ballpark Area's Future May Lie In Historic Past June 9, 2012 Article about the efforts being made in the Monarch Manor subdivision on the former site of old Municipal Stadium to attract home buyers. "Nearly $300,000 worth of trees, landscaping and a paved pavilion...

7. Beloved Southmoreland Park Tree Is Cut Down Beloved Southmoreland Park Tree Is Cut Down July 5, 2004 The flowering catalpa tree that once stood at the park's southernmost point has been removed because it had become a safety hazard. It stood where Oak Street, Warwick and Cleaver Boulevards come together....

8. Beyond the Trees of Penn Valley Park, the Towers of the City Beyond the Trees of Penn Valley Park, the Towers of the City June/28/1964 Photo of the park and the view from it of Downtown, with caption.

9. Budd-Ugly Budd-Ugly October 12, 2005 Budd Park was named after Judge Azariah Budd who gave 20 acres in 1890 to get the park started. It now contains 26.39 acres and is located between Brighton and Hardesty avenues, from St. John to Budd Park...

10. Christmas Tree Lighting Christmas Tree Lighting December/13/1929 Christmas tree lighted by candles on December 25, 1882, the first such lighting in Kansas City, in the home of German immigrant Oswald Karl Lux in Westport.

11. Cooperation Grew from Storm-Battered Trees Cooperation Grew from Storm-Battered Trees June 1, 2005 Editorial about the partnership between the city and Armour Hills residential district in replanting many trees lost in the ice sotrms.

12. Diligence Brings Cliff Drive Dumper to Justice: As Structural Restoration of Historic State Scenic Byway Diligence Brings Cliff Drive Dumper to Justice: As Structural Restoration of Historic State Scenic Byway Continues, Residents Can Keep Area Junk-Free June/20/2001 Photo and article about the clean-up of garbage and trees obstructing and debasing the view from Cliff Drive in its progression toward designation as a "historic state scenis byway."

13. Graduate of Kansas College Wins Nobel Peace Prize Graduate of Kansas College Wins Nobel Peace Prize October 9, 2004 Four decades ago Wangari Maathai, a young Kenyan girl, was a student at Mount St. Scholastica College in Atchison, Kansas. In 2004 the enviornmentalist activist was named the winner of the Nobel Peace...

14. Ice Storm Freezes Power in Kansas City Ice Storm Freezes Power in Kansas City February/6/2002 Article contains 5 photographs which depict the destruction to trees and property of the ice storm of late January and early February of 2002.

15. Icy Barrage Pummels KC Area; State Leaders Declare a Disaster Icy Barrage Pummels KC Area; State Leaders Declare a Disaster February/1/2002 According to the article, half of the area (350,000 customers) was without power at the peak of the ice storm which began January 29 and ended the evening of January 31. An estimated 20,000 trees fell...

16. Kessler Society Continues Namesake's Dedication to Landscape Ideals Kessler Society Continues Namesake's Dedication to Landscape Ideals May 8, 2008 Information on George Kessler and the local Kessler Society located at 104 W. Ninth St., Suite 30, Kansas City, Missouri. "The Kessler Society is dedicated to educating the public on the historical significance...

17. Liberty Tree in Northeast Pushing 250 Liberty Tree in Northeast Pushing 250 October 2, 2002 There is a giant bur oak tree located on Monroe in the northeast area that is thought to be around 250 years old. It was designated as a Liberty Tree during the 1976 bicentennial. Article includes a photograph...

18. Louin Kennedy Thacher Louin Kennedy Thacher January 27, 1929 Louin Kennedy Thacher, or Louin Thacher, was a son of Otis Thacher, a pioneer farmer of Hornellsville, New York. Thacher was a school teacher in Kentucky before the Civil War where he served as a major...

19. Loula Legacy in a Tree Loula Legacy in a Tree November 29, 2006 The Marillac Center "Enchanted Forest" auction fund raiser event is held each year now at Union Station. This year one of the trees was decorated by the R.A. Long Historical Society and honors Loula Long...

20. Lykins Vice President Needs Help Lykins Vice President Needs Help September/12/2001 Photo and article about the "Land Trust lot at 11th Street and Jackson Avenue" being cleaned of trees debris block the sidewalk near the Whittier Elementary School by the Lykins Neighborhood Association....