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1. 'Bleeding Kansas' Recalled 'Bleeding Kansas' Recalled April 1, 2004 To help people remember and learn about the era known as Bleeding Kansas," lawmakers in Washington have proposed creating a national heritage area involving two dozen Kansas counties." The legislation,...

2. 'Casey' Jones, Ex-KC Times Editor, Dies of Cancer 'Casey' Jones, Ex-KC Times Editor, Dies of Cancer November/7/2000 Photo and obituary for Donald Jones, or Casey Jones, "a former summer intern reporter who rose to be city editor and then national editor of 'The Kansas City Times,'" dying at the age of 73 in 2000. Description...

3. 'Mother Taylor': At 83, Myra Taylor Reigns as One of KC's Greatest Singers Ever 'Mother Taylor': At 83, Myra Taylor Reigns as One of KC's Greatest Singers Ever April 2, 2000 Biographical article about Kansas City jazz singer Myra Taylor, a black woman starting out in 1930s night clubs and going on to USO and other overseas tours starting in World War II, with photos.

4. 'Old Clay Is Some Punkins' (A History of Clay County) 'Old Clay Is Some Punkins' (A History of Clay County) January/6/1972 Short description of Washington Dale, referred to as the oldest Missourian at 109 years old, living in Clay County in 1821 and in Kansas City during the Civil War emancipation.

5. 'Showy' General Blamed in Massacre 'Showy' General Blamed in Massacre September 28, 1963 Article about the surprise raid by William Quantrill's guerrillas on Major General James Blunt and his black troops at Baxter Springs, Kansas.

6. 'The Great Issue': Kansas Cityan [sic] Discusses Problem of Getting Rid of Blacks, Contending Country 'The Great Issue': Kansas Cityan [sic] Discusses Problem of Getting Rid of Blacks, Contending Country Is in First Stages of Disintegration August/27/1910 Photo and biographical article about Colonel John Moore, a Confederate veteran and journalist writing a book called "The Great Issue: An Argument" about the "degeneracy" in America caused by intermarriage...

7. 'The Old Guy with the Bikes' Wins Hearts in Martin City 'The Old Guy with the Bikes' Wins Hearts in Martin City March 9, 2013 Article announces that Ralph Martin will be the first recipient of the Martin City Community Humanitarian Award. A biography of Martin is provided. His experiences serving in the Pacific Theater of World...

8. 100 Years Ago at Morton: Feds Killed in Battle 100 Years Ago at Morton: Feds Killed in Battle September/22/1964 Reference to the Battle of Shaws Shop found in the file.

9. 1918 Report Gives Hope To Hero's Supporters 1918 Report Gives Hope To Hero's Supporters April 24, 2011 Henry Johnson served in an all-black infantry regiment in France during 1918. Johnson's family tried to have him posthumously receive the nation's highest award for valor in 2003 but he was given the Distinguished...

10. A 102-Unit Projection to Investors Here A 102-Unit Projection to Investors Here April/28/1957

11. A Black Man's Kingdom in Kansas A Black Man's Kingdom in Kansas September/22/1972 File containing photos and a biographical article about Junius Groves (ca. 1859-1925), a wealthy Wyandotte County, Kansas potato farmer. Born into slavery in Kentucky and moving to Edwardsville, Kansas...

12. A Brave Band of Brothers Finally Enjoys Some Long-Due Recognition A Brave Band of Brothers Finally Enjoys Some Long-Due Recognition June 17, 2005 The few surviving members of the WWII Alamo Scouts, forerunners of the Army Special Forces Green Berets, gathered in Kansas City. Article tells of their secret missions behind enemy lines. Robert L. Shirkey,...

13. A City Divided: Kansas City in the 19th Century A City Divided: Kansas City in the 19th Century September/14/1997 Third in a monthly series of special sections of the Star on Kansas City history. Focus on the 1850s-1860s, during the destructive but pivotal times of war over slavery in the Kansas City area.

14. A Country Doctor of Kansas in National Spotlight Today A Country Doctor of Kansas in National Spotlight Today October/27/1957 Photos and biographical article about Dr. Charles Hoover, a 76-year-old physician in Overbrook, Kansas, "68 miles west of Kansas City in Osage County," Kansas, featured on the national television show...

15. A Famous Suit: Descendants of Joseph Smith at War in the Courts A Famous Suit: Descendants of Joseph Smith at War in the Courts March/10/1894 Article about the court decision to grant the temple lot in Independence to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

16. A Father's Day to Remember A Father's Day to Remember June 17-23, 2011 Article reports that Rev. Joe Haskins received his Purple Heart after waiting 58 years. Haskins fought in the Korean War and has tried to get the award from every president since 1956. Under President...

17. 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...

18. A Home Has Lively History A Home Has Lively History November/24/1973 Article about the house of Jerubal Dorman, built in 1852 by him in Clinton, Missouri. Copy of a painting depicting the house, Dorman, and Governor Crittenden, with description of its use as a hideout and...

19. A Lifetime of Service A Lifetime of Service November/21/2001 Photos and obituary article about Leonard Passantino (1925-2001), or Bull Passantino, a "longtime Northeast resident" and "co-owner and operator of Passantino Bros. Funeral Home on Independence Boulevard."...

20. A Mayor For All People A Mayor For All People July 18, 2008 Article profiles Blue Springs, Mo. mayor Carson Ross, the first African American to hold that office. Prior to being elected mayor, Ross, a Republican, served for eight years on the Blue Springs City Council...