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Gary L Cheatham
Biography of William Gillis (circa 1797-1869), Indian Trader and Kansas City Town Founder
Biography of Sid J. Hare (1860-1938) and S. Herbert Hare (?-1960), Landscape Architects
House from the Southeast, in Autumn
1008 Valentine Road, Residence of Dr. Don Carlos Guffey, Physician
Electric Park: Kansas City's Coney Island 1900-1925
A 45-page paper on the history of Electric Park with the information arranged chronologically. Chapter 9, "Souvenirs," contains a listing of known postcards of Electric Park. Includes copies of maps and...
A bibliographic essay that features many types of transportation used in Kansas over the years. Transportation is traced in the state from foot to horse and waterway, horse to locomotive, and train to...
The Hard Kind of Courage
A discussion on the creative works of Langston Hughes, Gordon Parks, and Frank Marshall Davis. All three grew up in Kansas and “emerged to represent arguably the best aesthetic production of this state.”...
Samuel J. Kookogey in Bleeding Kansas
A historical profile on Samuel J. Kookogey, delegate to the proslavery government of territorial Kansas from Leavenworth County. Originally from Columbus, Georgia, Kookogey took part in a plan to overthrow...
F. G. Smith
Advertising card for F. G. Smith showing two men fishing in a lake, one in a boat and one reclining on the grassy bank. Caption says: "Autumn." One of three cards each illustrating a season. Front lower...
Karges & Cartwright Dry Goods Co.
Advertising card for Karges & Cartwright Dry Goods Co. showing a girl picking up autumn leaves. One of two cards with similar design. Lower left corner has "No. 22." Back of card is blank. Address given...
Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co., The
Advertising card for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. showing autumn scene with colored leaves. One of a set of four cards (each one a season). Back of card lists branch houses and their addresses...
W. H. Bean, Furniture & Stoves
Advertising card for W. H. Bean with an image of autumn leaves and some flowers. Card is cut in the shape of the leaves. Front of card says: "W. H. Bean, Furniture & Stoves. For Cash or Installments."...
Drawing the Color Line in Kansas City: The Creation of Sumner High School
Although the grammar schools of Kansas City, Kansas, were completely segregated by 1890, the same state law that permitted this practice in cities with more than fifteen thousand residents specifically...
"Sound on the Goose," A Search for the Answer to an Age Old "Question"
An article about the significance and meaning behind the slang phrase "sound on the goose." Redd and Etcheson's research reveals that the phrase was code for support and "commitment to the proslavery cause...
A Day Trip Celebrating Kansas City's Leeds Neighborhood
An exhibit in Jefferson City, Missouri, during Black History Month, 2003, featured the community of Leeds, home to a group of African Americans in the Kansas City area. The author details the exhibit as...
Kansas Literature and Race
An overview of how race has been expressed in literature and poetry by Kansans. The author discusses how issues of segregation, class, poverty, social justice, and integration in Kansas have been portrayed...
Toward Fisher's Fence: Getting On Tract To Preserve One of Our Most Intact, Early Homesteads
Article about the Adam and Letty Fisher homestead located today east of Jones Road, mid-way between Bundschu and Truman Roads. The Fisher family were early residents of Jackson County and had slaves. Includes...
When the Union and Kansas Pacific Built Through Kansas
Article about the construction of railroads into Kansas. Includes numerous newspaper references to the laying of the track and the political issues involved as well as the history leading up to the event....
Kansas City Biography: Charles E. Whittaker
Article about the life of Kansas City lawyer and later United States Supreme Court Justice Charles E. Whittaker and the 1998 new federal courthouse named for him at 9th and Locust Streets, with photos....
Priests of Pallas: Kansas City's Forgotten Fall Festival
Article about the Priests of Pallas event held in Kansas City starting in 1887 and finally ending for good in 1924. It was designed to draw people to the city and was held in the Fall. Gives the history...
On the Ground Floor
Article briefly describes the geologic history of the state of Kansas, including a physiographic map of the state depicting the geologic regions of each county.
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