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1. 71 + 49 = Quicker + Safer 71 + 49 = Quicker + Safer December 12, 2012 Article announces that U.S. 71 has been officially renamed Interstate 49. Details regarding recent improvements aimed at bringing the highway up to federal interstate system standards are provided. A Missouri...

2. Bruce R. Watkins Drive Nears End of Long, Bumpy Road to Completion Bruce R. Watkins Drive Nears End of Long, Bumpy Road to Completion October/21/2001 Photos, maps, and extensive article about the completion of "Bruce R. Watkins Drive, the 10-mile road more than a half century in the making," with its last leg from "Linwood Boulevard to the downtown...

3. Highway to Hell Highway to Hell June 9-15, 2005 Article describes a June 4, 2005 meeting at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Center, held to discuss the possibility of removing traffic signals on the Bruce R. Watkins Drive (Highway 71). Some see the traffic...

4. Housing Boom: Watkins Drive's Neighbors Say Blasting Damaged Their Homes Housing Boom: Watkins Drive's Neighbors Say Blasting Damaged Their Homes February-March/28-6/2002 Article describing damage to homes in the area of Bruce Watkins Drive. Construction of the highway made explosions necessary, resulting in cracked windows and gas pipes in neighborhood homes.

5. Kansas City People Kansas City People January 1, 1989 File containing a biographical article about Mamie Hughes Rodgers, or Mamie Rodgers, "a former Jackson County legislator and former chief executive officer of the Black Economic Union." Also "ombudsman-coordinator...

6. KC Rail Plan Put on Ballot KC Rail Plan Put on Ballot August 8, 2008 For the eighth time, Kansas City voters will decide on November 4, 2008, whether to vote in a $815 million starter light-rail plan. All but one of the previous plans were initiatives backed by activist...

7. Lawmaker's Bill Would Speed Up Watkins Drive Lawmaker's Bill Would Speed Up Watkins Drive February 24, 2005 Missouri Representative Craig Bland wants to form a committee to think about installing overpasses on Bruce Watkins Drive so that traffic can move quicker. There are currently three stoplights, at Gregory...

8. Mamie Hughes Still Has No Time for Nonsense: Woman of the Year Has Never Tired of Doing for Others Mamie Hughes Still Has No Time for Nonsense: Woman of the Year Has Never Tired of Doing for Others September/16/1998 File containing photos and a biographical article about Mamie Hughes Rodgers, "69, known professionally as Mamie Hughes," a "longtime activist in politics and civil rights" honored in 1998 "as Woman of...

9. Political Opportunity, Community Identity, and the Emergence of a Local Anti-Expressway Movement Political Opportunity, Community Identity, and the Emergence of a Local Anti-Expressway Movement August//1999 Article examines the community movement against the contruction of Bruce R. Watkins Drive (then known as the South Midtown Freeway) in the 1960's and 1970's .

10. Road Rage Road Rage May 26-June 1, 2005 Article questions the safety of signaled intersections on Bruce R. Watkins Drive (Highway 71). Includes information about the contentious history of the road, which combines features of a freeway and landscaped...

11. Who Was Bruce R. Watkins: The Road to a Highway Who Was Bruce R. Watkins: The Road to a Highway October/21/2001 Photos, caption, and chronology of the history of Bruce R. Watkins Drive, a highway directly connecting Downtown to South Kansas City and completed in October 2001. Description of Bruce Watkins (black...