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81. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Photo and bio of Mary Harmon Weeks, or Mary Weeks (1851-1940), an "author as well as an educator" in child welfare, and wife of electrical engineer Edwin Ruthven Weeks. Native of Ohio raised in Kansas...

82. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Photo and bio of Leona Pouncey Thurman, or Leona Thurman (1911-1985), "the first black woman to practice law in Kansas City." Native of Arkansas coming to Kansas City in 1931 as a legal secretary before...

83. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Photo and bio of Carrie Westlake Whitney, or Carrie Whitney, "the mother of Kansas City's public library system," dying in 1934. Native of Virginia coming here as head of "the first circulating library...

84. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Photo and bio of Brenda Paulette Williams, or Brenda Williams (1946-1989), "Kansas City's first black weekday anchor-woman" from 1981 to 1985. Native of Saint Louis coming "to Kansas City in 1977 as a...

85. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Photo and bio of Hazel Browne Williams, or Hazel Williams (1907-1986), "the first black fulltime professor at the University of Kansas City (later the University of Missouri-Kansas City)." Native Kansas...

86. Louisa Johnston Louisa Johnston 1992 Photo and bio of Louisa Poteet Johnston, or Louisa Johnston (1890-1979), preservationist and resident of the home of her great-grandfather, western freighter Alexander Majors at 8145 State Line Road. Description...

87. Mary Rockwell Hook Mary Rockwell Hook 1992 Photo and biographical sketch of Mary Rockwell Hook (1877-1978), a Kansas City architect and native of Junction City, Kansas, coming to Kansas City about 1905 as an architect. She was at first discriminated...

88. Nell Snead Nell Snead June 14, 1905 Photo and bio of Nell Snead (1885-1978), "'The Kansas City Star's" quick witted fashion editor." Native of Nebraska coming to Kansas City in 1918 as a Star writer before moving to the paper's Women's Page...

89. Nelle Peters Nelle Peters 1992 Photo and bio of Nelle Elizabeth Nichols Peters, or Nelle Peters (1884-1974), an early woman architect in Kansas City designing mainly hotel and apartment buildings. Native of North Dakota coming to Kansas...

90. Phoebe Ess Phoebe Ess 1992 Photo and bio of Phoebe Jane Routt Ess, or Phoebe Ess (1850-1934), "the dean of Missouri clubwomen." Description of her life and career as a native of Kentucky coming to Kansas City in 1872 as a teacher...

91. Those Harvey Girls Came with Railroad Those Harvey Girls Came with Railroad Summer 1991 Brief history of the Harvey Girls and their place in the movement to the West.

92. Vivian Shepherd Vivian Shepherd June 14, 1905 Photo and bio of Vivian Davis Shepherd, or Vivian Shepherd (ca. 1905-1992), "a founder of the Rehabilitation Institute" for the disabled in 1947 at 2700 McGee Street Trafficway (moved in 1950 to 3600 Troost...

93. Westport Room Mural Westport Room Mural Summer 1991 Story of the mural by Hildreth Meiere originally in the Westport Room of Union Station, associated with the Fred Harvey Company and its Harvey Girls. Description of the mural's depiction of the important...