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American Royal Buildin...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Floyd E Sageser
'World News' Man Very Down to Earth
October 19, 2004
ABC News anchorman, Peter Jennings, visited Liberty, Missouri, gave a speech at the American Royal's Boots, Barbecue and Business Luncheon, and broadcasted ''World News Tonight'' from the Liberty Memorial....
. ..Presenting E. M. Dodds: Swing's Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about Eugene Dodds, or Ted Dodds, head of the United States Cold Storage Company and "vice president of the American Royal Association." Description of his career and his...
. ..Presenting Elmer C. Rhoden: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Illustration and biographical article about Elmer Rhoden, "president of the American Golden Saddle Horse Association. ..probably the world's best-known breeder of gaited horses," and "chairman of the 1947...
. ..Presenting Frank A. Theis: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
May 1, 1949
Photo and biographical article about Frank Theis, "president of the Simonds-Shields-Theis Grain Company" and formerly the youngest president of the Kansas City Board of Trade in 1931. Native Kansas Citian...
. ..Presenting John B. Gage: Swing's Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about John Gage, former mayor of Kansas City from 1940 to 1946, afterwards serving as "attorney and a director of the Kansas City American Royal Association" and previously...
Aerial view looking north of the American Royal building and stockyards after floodwaters have receded.
1951 Flood Photograph Collection Finding Aid
The collection of 30 black and white photographs include aerial views as well as ground shots of streets, rubble, river bottoms, etc., during the 1951 flood in Kansas City. It also contains views of the...
23rd Street Viaduct
View of the 23rd Street Viaduct, looking toward the northwest with Kansas City, Kansas in the background. The area is in the West Bottoms, just west of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The American Royal...
A City in Decline: The Bad News Is How Kansas City Is Slipping
Photos and article about the decline in population rank and other aspects of the Kansas City metropolitan area from 1959 to 2001, including its convention attendances, the park and boulevard system, the...
A Good Horse, a Country Road: That's Real Happiness!
Article containing photos of Loula Long Combs
A Lifelong Love Affair. ..with Horses
Photos and biographical article about William Harsh, or Bill Harsh, president of the American Royal Association in Kansas City during its early 1970s rejuvenation and relocation from the decrepit 1922...
A New Engineer at Union Station
December 19, 2008
The Union Station board of directors announced that former American Royal CEO, George Guastello, will replace Andi Udris as the director of Union Station. The board decided to replace Udris in order for...
A Real Horse Show
Report about the the next Royal being a beef cattle show exclusively.
A Reporter at Large: American Royal
Autobiographical article about the author's (native Kansas Citian Calvin Trillin) experiences of growing up in Kansas City, describing its persisting image on the East Coast as "very American" with cattle...
A Ring Full of Memories
[The] old American Royal arena. ..will be replaced as scene of the Royal after this year with the completion of the Crosby Kemper Memorial Arena.
A Short History History of the American Royal
Photo and brief history of the American Royal "livestock and horse shows" started annually in Kansas City in 1899 as the National Hereford Show and named after "the British Agricultural Royal in England"...
A Storied History Amid Hoopla
March 13, 2005
The Big 12 college basketball tournament plays its last game March 13, 2005, in Kemper Arena. The arena has seen 31 years of use and such events as the 1976 Republican National Convention and big names...
A Wild West Bottoms Saloon
Opening in September 2009, the R Bar is a modern saloon "inspired" by the numerous saloons that once occupied the West Bottoms. Owner Joy Jacobs discovered a large, lighted "R" at a local architectural...
A Young City Will Greet You
Photos and article about tourist sites in Kansas City for the "1939 Biennial Convention of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs in Kansas City. Description and history of...
Biographical article about Phyllis Pehr, a music composer of the "Queen's Coronation March" for the American Royal, awarded for "Variations on an Israeli Theme," and residing at 7126 Charlotte Street.
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