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J H Buford
SC3 Advertising Card Collection Finding Aid
Collection of cards used for advertising purposes in the late 19th century. Includes colorful illustrations for many types of products. The over 600 cards from Kansas City businesses have been digitized....
Reach for the Stars
January 20, 2008
Cover story about artist Laura De Angelis and her work on the new design for Oppenstein Brothers Memorial Park at 12th and Walnut streets called "Celestial Flyways." "The centerpiece of the redesigned...
Description of prairie chickens and their raising in captivity in Moran, Kansas, by Buford Welch, "the Prairie Chicken Man," with photos.
Heatlh Midwest's Approach to Problem of Dirty Birds Has Employees Concerned
Discusses hospital's attempts to eliminate the problem of excess birds in the parking garage using the pesticide Avitrol, and its possible side effects on people and other animals in the surrounding area....
Wounded Knee, Birds Eye View of Battlefield
Jan. 1, 1891
Distant view, looking southwest, of the battlefield at Wounded Knee. Several people with horses can be seen searching a deserted Sioux camp.
Why Bi-State Is for the Birds
Editorial article describing the shortcomings of a proposed "Bi-State II" cultural tax.
Birds of the Kansas City Region
Extracts from the diary of Otto Widmann, with bibliography and maps, not available at this library.
3 & 2 All-Star Teams
Group portrait of Red Birds and All-Stars, little league baseball teams, at Ruppert Stadium (Municipal Stadium).
Mr. Audubon's Last Hurrah
Illustrations (of the artist and his paintings) and biographical article about John James Audubon, or John Audubon (1785-1851), a wildlife (especially birds) and landscape painter and native of France...
The Mythical Jayhawk
Illustrations and article about the mythical and nonfictional origins of the Jayhawk, the mascot of the University of Kansas.
Illustrations and information on the mythical and nonfictional origins and history of the Jayhawk, the mascot of the University of Kansas.
Birds of Kansas City
Includes correspondence and information relating to birds of Kansas City region, including Harris's sparrow.
A Myth Takes Wings
Introduction and critique of the article "The Mythical Jayhawk," by Kirke Mechem, about the fictional bird of Kansas especially identified with the University of Kansas.
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806
Mention of observations of "a great number of Parrot queets [parroqueets]" by the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1804-1806 near Kansas City.
A Win-Win for Prairie-Chickens and Ranchers
Missouri native grasslands, before European settlement, covered nearly half of the state and provided a home for hundreds of thousands of prairie-chickens. By 2010, only about 500 birds are scattered in...
Obituary for Edward Aaron
December 5, 1950
Obituary for Edward Aaron, the founder of a poultry wholesale firm, dying on December 4, 1950.
The Fun Magnates: Day Tripping with Shifra Stein
One-page article about Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge about 90 miles northeast of Kansas City near Mound City, Missouri in the context of journalist Shifra Stein's day trip writings. Description...
Valley Lake at the Kansas City Zoo
Partial view of Valley Lake, located in Swope Park on the grounds of the Kansas City Zoo. Staff of the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department received an award for the design of these water features,...
Photo and information on the town of Sumner, Missouri (in the northern part of the state), "the wild goose capital of the world."
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