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Richards Gebaur Airpor...
Photograph, B/w, 8 X...
Askren, Robert G
George R Bauer
H M Gousha Company
Aerial view of the Richards-Gebaur Airport located near Belton, Missouri. The airport's runway is in view as well as areas adjacent to the airport. Richards-Gebaur was deactivated as a full-fledged Air...
Aerial view of Richards-Gebaur Airport located near Belton, Missouri.
View of unidentified building located at Richards-Gebaur Airport.
View of buildings located at Richards-Gebaur Airport located near Belton, Missouri.
Richards-Gebaur Debate Focuses on Financial Concerns
Discusses some of the financial aspects of the proposal to transform Richards-Gebaur Airport into an intermodal freight hub for Kansas City Southern Industries.
Richards-Gebaur Memorial Airport
Photo and history of Richards-Gebaur Memorial Airport, established in 1941 as the Grandview Airport "as an auxiliary airport for the Olathe Naval Air Station" in Grandview, Missouri, named for Lieutenant...
Richards-Gebaur Memorial Airport on Approach to Final Days
Discusses the transformation of Richards-Gebaur from an airport to an intermodal freight facility.
Robert Askren Photograph Collection Finding Aid
circa 1870s-2005, bulk 1950-1980s
Local photographer Robert G. Askren donated photographs and negatives to the Missouri Valley Special Collections in 2006. He worked for Harkins Commercial Photo Co. which he later purchased and renamed...
Robert H. Allan
Portrait of Capt. Robert H. Allan, a project engineer involved in the building of the ''Grandview Air Force Base'' (later known as Richards-Gebaur Airport). Allan spoke to the South Central Business Association...
Safety Devices Installed at Kansas City, Missouri, Airport
Article noting airport improvements such as directional signal, wind tee, approach lights, and obstruction markers insure safer landings.
Scientist Speaks Out on Education
Biographical article about Jeannette Piccard, a 72-year-old scientist and "consultant to the director of the Manned Spacecraft center in Houston" speaking at a University of Missouri-Kansas City seminar...
So You Think It's a Breeze Flying over Good Old Kansas City?
Illustration and article citing the Municipal Airport as the worst in the nation, including a quote from F. Lee Bailey regarding air traffic control.
Speaker and Crowd at Fairfax Airport
Unidentified group of men and speaker on airport grounds, identified as Fairfax Airport.
St. Charles Quadrangle
Topographical map of areas of St. Louis and St. Charles counties in Missouri and adjacent areas of Jersey and Madison counties in Illinois. Map also includes segments of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers,...
State of Missouri Base Map
Geological survey base map of the State of Missouri. Includes cities, airports, bounties, national & state parks, highways, wildlife refuges, rivers, contours, and national & state forests.
Strang Air Park
Photos and description of Strang Air Park, established in 1909 by William Strang in Overland Park, Kansas, and hosting large air shows or flying exhibitions in the 1910s.
Street Map of Greater Kansas City
Street map of Kansas City and surounding area, including portions of Platte and Clay counties in Missouri and portions of Wyandotte and Johnson counties in Kansas. Map also shows parks, bodies of water,...
Suburban Air Park
Photos and history of Kansas City Suburban Air Park, operating from 1958 to 1980, "now a housing development" located "north of the present intersection of Hilltop and John Drive, just east of Highway...
Surplus Base Goes on the Market
February 1, 2007
The former airfield, Richards-Gebaur Airport, now the 147-acre Marine Corps Support Acitivity base will close in 2011. Under a 1994 federal law, 27 acres could be set aside for the homeless. "The Marine...
Temporary Flying Field in Kansas City
Report on the one year temporary flying field approved by the federal government.
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