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On the Night of the 24th of December 1855. ..
Indian Center Gears Up For Winter Pow-Wow
Annual winter pow-wow is being billed as an educational pow-wow.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
KC Exchange to Mark Its 150th Anniversary
November 7, 2006
Article reports on the 150th anniversary of the Kansas City Board of Trade, celebrated in a gala event at Union Station on November 10, 2006. The author writes that the Board of Trade was founded in 1856...
Beat Goes On in Jazz District
October 22, 2004
Article with illustrations concerning work that is to begin soon on three projects in the second phase of the redevelopment plan for the 18th and Vine area. The three projects include 78 apartments and...
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.
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...
A Lesson in The Arts
September 18, 2011
Cover story with pictures tells of the Alcott Arts Center at 180 S. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Named for Louisa May Alcott, the center provides music, theater, and art for children. The nonprofit organization...
Dedicate New Trade Building: The Modern Structure Is Seen as World Market Center
Dedication ceremonies for the new building at 4800 Main Street, for Kansas City, world leader in hard winter wheat and grain sorghums at the time.
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...
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."
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....
Mrs. Retta Winter
Obituary for Mrs. Retta Winter, co-organizer of the Missouri Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, dying in 1973.
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....
Digitizing Union Cemetery Records an Ongoing Process
Rick Graff, board vice president of Union Cemetery, reports that he is making progress in putting the Union Cemetery burial records in to a database. As of this time records A through Fe have been recorded....
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...
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