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Hope Builds Along Troost
April 30, 2013
Article reports on recent revitalization and diversification efforts happening along Troost Avenue, which has represented "Kansas City's racial dividing line" since the 1960s. Several businesses and business...
Member of Church Wins Writing Award
File containing a biographical article about Mrs. Alice Winter, a native Kansas Citian (residing in Kansas City, Kansas) and author of the award-winning novel "The Velvet Bubble."
Board of Trade Ready for Electronic Trading
December 10, 2004
The Kansas City Board of Trade will begin electronic trading starting Sunday night, December 12, 2004. Trading will involve the exchange's Value Line stock index futures contracts and red winter wheat...
A Growing Demand for Local
December 8, 2009
Feature article in the Star Business Weekly about local farms and the demand for locally grown food even in the winter. The article includes a comparison chart between 2002 and 2007 of number of farms...
February 13, 1958
Vertical file containing a photo and biographical article about Hector Lopez, or Hec Lopez, a member of the Kansas City Athletics baseball team. Lopez set hitting records in the "winter ball" league in...
The Eagles Have Landed in Lawrence
February 16, 2004
Report on migrating bald eagles who have gathered in droves at the Kansas River near the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza. Each winter, Kansas usually gets about 1,200 bald eagles, and Missouri more than 2,000....
Winter Family Home Sold
February 21, 1899
Article about the sale of one of the best known homes in the city at 30th and Troost Avenues. Article only mentions the home and its buyer and seller. In 1925 or before, this home became the Horner Institute...
A Winter Scene out of the Past
January 11, 1969
Illustration and caption about the painting by artist Gale Stockwell of the barn (torn down by 1969) "on the farm of Stuart Perkins, realtor and developer of the Briarcliff addition" in Clay County, Missouri....
Alas, the Lights Are Out of Sight
January 25, 2006
Article describes the history of the lights on the 1,042 foot "Channel 5 Tower," located at 31st and Grand. After September 11, 2001, the tower was decorated with over 1,300 red, white, and blue light...
Indian Center Gears Up For Winter Pow-Wow
Annual winter pow-wow is being billed as an educational pow-wow.
On the Night of the 24th of December 1855. ..
Fountain Off For Winter
The new Concourse Fountain was designed to operate during the winter and produce ice formations. However, budget constraints have caused the water to be shut off as well as the fact that the fountain needs...
Earlie Telegraph Service in Kansas City
July 14, 1940
Up to the winter of 1857-8, telegraph lines from the East had reached only as far as Boonville. In the spring of 1848, Charles C. Stebbins, president of the Missouri River Telegraph Company, made a proposition...
Things Looking Up for Building
July 27, 2011
The 130-year old Cosby Hotel building at Ninth Street and Baltimore Avenue has been purchased by the Sunflower Development Group. The firm's principals, Lon Booher and Jason Swords, plan to convert the...
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...
Board of Trade Bidding KC Farewell
June 25, 2013
Article on the closing of the Kansas City Board of Trade. Founded in 1856, the Board of Trade grew in business and significance as the wheat industry developed in Kansas. The article includes a history...
Q.: What Is the Personal History of W. E. Minor?
Biographical article about Dr. William Minor (1865-1928), a local physician and posthumous namesake of William E. Minor Park at Holmes and Red Bridge Roads.
Diary Clears Mystery around Bingham Painting
Article about the painting by artist George Caleb Bingham of Abner Deane, a minister imprisoned for refusing to take the oath of the Drake constitution in Missouri, following the Civil War, required of...
Mrs. Retta Winter
Obituary for Mrs. Retta Winter, co-organizer of the Missouri Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, dying in 1973.
Peace Officer's Long Career Bridged Era from Cow Towns to Gangsters
Book review of "Marshal of the Last Frontier" by Zoe Tilghman about her father, William Matthew Tilghman, or William Tilghman (1854-1923 ca.), " years a peace officer on the old frontier." Native of...
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