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George R Bauer
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Earl C Reed
Mails in the Air to Kansas City
Linking Kansas City, Saint Louis, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati air routes.
Aerial view of the Municipal Airport, later called the Kansas City Downtown Airport and later the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. It is located in the bend of the Missouri River across from the convergence...
Aerial view looking toward the east showing the Municipal Airport in Kansas City, Missouri. The Missouri River can be seen with what appears to be ice floating in it. The ASB Bridge is also visible and...
Exterior view of the front drive-by and entrance area of the Municipal Airport located just north across the Missouri River from the downtown area. The airport was later called the Kansas City Downtown...
August 15, 1955
The office of aviation at the City Hall says to its knowledge no fatality on any airline (private or commercial) has ever occurred on the Municipal Airport grounds (January 1955). William Atcheson of Tulsa,...
Municipal Airport Survey
Report made and submitted by the Air Corps Reserve Officers Association of Greater Kansas City. This survey was given to Lou E. Holland, who in turn presented it to the Native Sons, October 1, 1952. It...
Municipal Airport Survey of Air Corps Reserve Officers Association of Greater Kansas City
Report by Lou Holland, a local engraver and aviation promoter, on the selection of "the most suitable tract of land that can be used for a permanent Municipal Airport to serve Greater Kansas City."
Municipal Airport/Downtown Airport
Information on Municipal Airport, later called the Downtown Airport.
Municipal Bonds Carry
Notice of the approval of Municipal Airport.
Photos and history of Kansas City's second principal airport established in 1927 known under various names until settling on "Municipal Airport" and "renamed Kansas City Downtown Airport" in 1972 with...
NAT U.S. Mail Airplane
Group portrait of people identified as being from the Baltimore Hotel before plane at unidentified location.
National Aeronautic Association
Article about the National Aeronautic Association, a powerful organization comprising all aviation interests formed at Kansas City.
National Aeronautic Association Founded
Description of the "[l]ocal chapter of country-wide aviation organization established in Kansas City."
Nearest by Air to Everywhere: Aviation Promotion in Kansas City: 1925-1931
Thorough discussion of subject matter, referring to Louis Holland as the local aviation movement's leader.
New Reduced Winter Fares! Hanford Slashes Rates!
Full page ad, map, and illustration for Hanford Airlines, flying "the hub route" out of Kansas City Municipal Airport to various cities in each direction.
New Terminal Building at Airport
Photo and article about the addition of terminal space at Municipal Airport.
Obituary for L. Garratt Holland
May 7, 2005
Holland, son of Lou E. Holland, known by some as the ''Father of Aviation'' in Kansas City, died May 4, 2005. Holland graduated from Northeast High School in 1931. After his service in the U.S. Army, Garratt...
Photo and biographical description of Octave Chanute (1832-1910), "a civil engineer involved in bridge building, glider design, and flying machines," native to France and emigrating to Kansas City in 1867,...
Biographical sketch of Octave Chanute (1832-1910), "the friend, mentor, and most important correspondent of the Wrights [the Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur]." Description of Chanute's life and career,...
Official of Airline Dies
Photo and obituary for Henry Steen, a former official of the old United States Airways (with service between Kansas City and Denver) and Piggly Wiggly food stores dying in 1959.
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