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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...
Wheat Futures Trading Sets Record
September 29, 2006
The article states "on Sept. 12, year-to-date total trading volume at the exchange reached 3.964 million contracts, surpassing in just over eight months the previous annual record of 3.953 million set...
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...
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....
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...
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...
On the Night of the 24th of December 1855. ..
Mrs. Retta Winter
Obituary for Mrs. Retta Winter, co-organizer of the Missouri Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, dying in 1973.
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."
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...
KC Board of Trade's New Futures: Scale and Big Changes
October 19-25, 2012
The Kansas City Board of Trade was aquired by CME Group for $126 million dollars. Founded in 1856, the KCBT is the city's "oldest continuously operating business," and oversees all trading of Hard Red...
Indian Center Gears Up For Winter Pow-Wow
Annual winter pow-wow is being billed as an educational pow-wow.
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...
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...
Ewing Kauffman and Baseball Hall of Fame
November 9, 2007
This month, Ewing Kauffman's name will come up for consideration for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Current Kansas City Royals owner David Glass will speak to the committee in Kauffman's favor....
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...
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....
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...
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.
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