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201. Mails in the Air to Kansas City Mails in the Air to Kansas City November/12/1918 Linking Kansas City, Saint Louis, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati air routes.

202. Missouri Valley Historical Society Records Finding Aid Missouri Valley Historical Society Records Finding Aid 1830-1940, bulk 1889-1940 The Missouri Valley Historical Society (1913-1940) was the successor to the Kansas City Historical Society (1906-1913) and the Early Settler's Society and Historical Association (1896-1906). All these...

203. Municipal Airport Municipal Airport circa 1960s 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...

204. Municipal Airport Municipal Airport circa 1945-50 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...

205. Municipal Airport Municipal Airport circa 1960 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...

206. Municipal Airport Municipal Airport 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,...

207. Municipal Airport Survey Municipal Airport Survey January/19/1927 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...

208. Municipal Airport Survey of Air Corps Reserve Officers Association of Greater Kansas City Municipal Airport Survey of Air Corps Reserve Officers Association of Greater Kansas City January/19/1927 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."

209. Municipal Airport/Downtown Airport Municipal Airport/Downtown Airport Information on Municipal Airport, later called the Downtown Airport.

210. Municipal Bonds Carry Municipal Bonds Carry August/14/1928 Notice of the approval of Municipal Airport.

211. Municipal/Downtown Airport Municipal/Downtown Airport 1999 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...

212. NAT U.S. Mail Airplane NAT U.S. Mail Airplane Group portrait of people identified as being from the Baltimore Hotel before plane at unidentified location.

213. National Aeronautic Association National Aeronautic Association December/18/1928 Article about the National Aeronautic Association, a powerful organization comprising all aviation interests formed at Kansas City.

214. National Aeronautic Association Founded National Aeronautic Association Founded December/4/1928 Description of the "[l]ocal chapter of country-wide aviation organization established in Kansas City."

215. Nearest by Air to Everywhere: Aviation Promotion in Kansas City: 1925-1931 Nearest by Air to Everywhere: Aviation Promotion in Kansas City: 1925-1931 July 1972 Thorough discussion of subject matter, referring to Louis Holland as the local aviation movement's leader.

216. New Reduced Winter Fares! Hanford Slashes Rates! New Reduced Winter Fares! Hanford Slashes Rates! January//1937 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.

217. New Terminal Building at Airport New Terminal Building at Airport August/4/1959 Photo and article about the addition of terminal space at Municipal Airport.

218. Obituary for L. Garratt Holland 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...

219. Octave Chanute Octave Chanute 1999 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,...

220. Octave Chanute Octave Chanute 1953 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,...