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James R Shortridge
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
John F Gregory
''Your Presence Is Not Requested''
December 21, 2005
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed immigration legislation that would make illegal US presence a crime rather than a civil offense. If it becomes a law, it would affect most Latino adults...
A Century of Growth in Agriculture: Kansas City's Cow Town Past is Always Remembered
December 10-16, 1999
Retrospective article detailing the history of agriculture in Kansas City.
A Clay Countian's Letters of 1834
Copies of letters, with editorial commentary, by John Chauncey of Liberty about the conditions in Clay County, Missouri in 1834. Description of the economy, commerce and agriculture, and trouble with Joseph...
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...
A Million Reasons for Celebration
November 13, 2010
Flint Hills Legacy Conservation Area is comprised of about 1.1 million acres with some of the nation's last tallgrass prairie. "The Flint Hills project uses voluntary, perpetual conservation easements...
A New Era in Fruit Growing Has Outdated the Old Farm Orchard
Article with information about Norman Colman, founder of the Missouri State Horticulture Society in 1859, the "oldest farm organization west of the Mississippi river," and reorganizer of the Department...
A New Image for the Old Cowtown
Kansas City as both rural and urban role player.
A Pennsylvania Family Brings Its Barn to Kansas
Article about the "cultural transplantation" of Pennsylvania barn styles to Kansas, through such families as the Henrys, with several photos and illustrations.
A Trip to Missouri Wine Country
Review of wineries in Missouri, with some history and description of towns in the "Missouri wine country," with photos.
File containing a description of Caroline Hyde Swift, or Caroline Swift, former Star journalist and winner of "the Eisenhower proclamation medal" for "efforts to further the pursuit of freedom and independence...
Agri-Business: A Billion Dollar Industry Here
Illustrations and article about agribusiness in the Kansas City area, including the origin of the word "agri-business," "agri" meaning "field."
Agricultural Hall of Fame
Agricultural Hall of Fame and National Center
Photos and article about "the new director and a new look" at "the Agricultural Hall of Fame near Bonner Springs, Kans., to rekindle interest in the museum," with buggies, farm machinery, etc.
Agriculture: A Firm Foundation for Kansas City
Article reprinted from the Kansas City Star about Kansas City's agricultural economy.
Ahead on Ag Hall as Opening Nears
Description of the new Agricultural Hall of Fame museum 12 miles west of Kansas City, Kansas.
Amber Waves of Pain
Discusses the failure of the USDA to make low-interest loans to black farmers as a result of a discrimination suit.
American Royal Origin of Name
'The American Royal was given its name after Dean C. F. Curtiss, dean of agriculture at the Iowa State College of Agriculture, compared the show favorably with the British Royal Agricultural Fair. The...
An Interview With Ladislao Lopez
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded June 27, 1978. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has a typed guide to contents....
An Interview With Richard Bolling
Interviewer: Horace M. Peterson III . Interview recorded October 1, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed...
Annual Report: Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City
Reports on departments of agriculture, civics, industry, publicity, traffic, and young men.
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