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1. The Cable Car in America The Cable Car in America 1971

2. Biography of Robert Gillham (1854-1899), Rapid Transit Pioneer Biography of Robert Gillham (1854-1899), Rapid Transit Pioneer 1999

3. Cable Railway in Kansas City Cable Railway in Kansas City June 11, 1972

4. Cable Cars Cable Cars

5. Dodson Line 65 Dodson Line 65 Summer 1950 75th and Wornall, electric railway. On back of photograph, written in blue ink, "KCPS 1175 (Dodson), 75th @ Wornall, Summer 1950."

6. Cable Cars in Kansas City Cable Cars in Kansas City [1969] A 10 page typewritten paper on the history of cable cars in Kansas City from their introduction in 1885 to discontinuation in 1913, with details about their construction and operation as early streetcars....

7. Amusement Parks Amusement Parks A selection of 8 postcards of Amusement Parks

8. Change in Tram Plan: New Downtown Traffic Center Setup Effective Tomorrow Change in Tram Plan: New Downtown Traffic Center Setup Effective Tomorrow April/28/1956 Article about changes and closings in some street railway routes, but unverified as to the above tidbit, from the local history index card.

9. 28 Years of Cable Cars in Kansas City 28 Years of Cable Cars in Kansas City Summer, 1993 Article about the history and unique facts about cable cars and street railways other than the electric type in Kansas City, detailing each company, with photos.

10. Cable Railways: Their History, and Use in America Cable Railways: Their History, and Use in America July//1889 Article about the history and use of cable cars or early street railways in America by Kansas City engineer Robert Gillham. Contains a biographical sketch of him at the end.

11. This Was Kansas City--Cable Car Days This Was Kansas City--Cable Car Days June 1, 1948 Article about the history of local street railways with a photo of a street car of the Troost Ave., Washington & Summit St. Cable.

12. Did You Know. ..? Did You Know. ..? March-April//1987 Article contains four historic facts about the following: (1) the Holmes Street Railway, (2) the placement of streets in the Midtown district "in a basic grid pattern," (3) the first automobile built in...

13. Engineering--The Kansas City Cable Railway Engineering--The Kansas City Cable Railway December//1883 Article describing Kansas City's "first duplicate cable railway built and operated in the world," with its design for safety and elevated tracks around Union Depot above Union Avenue.

14. But Ten Feet from Death But Ten Feet from Death October/13/1887 Article recounting the streetcar or cable car accident during President Grover Cleveland's visit to Kansas City in 1887, narrowly missing the President's carriage and injuring four people in the crowded...

15. A Trolley Builder Gone A Trolley Builder Gone June/26/1913 Biographical article about George Townsend, one of the promoters of the Kansas City, Saint Joseph & Excelsior Springs electric line, reported missing.

16. Robert Gillham, Civil Engineer Robert Gillham, Civil Engineer April//1995 Biographical article about Kansas City civil engineer and cable car line designer Robert Gillham (1854-1899), with portrait and copies of vital records. The article describes his life and career. He was...

17. Mrs. Cleveland Remembers the Injured Ones Mrs. Cleveland Remembers the Injured Ones October/14/1887 Brief article about Mrs. Frances Cleveland's inquiry and remorse about the injuries to people in the crowd by a runaway cable car during their visit.

18. The Industries of Kansas City: Facts, Figures and Illustrations The Industries of Kansas City: Facts, Figures and Illustrations //1879 Brief description of the Barnum Hotel at 4th and Main Streets and the cable cars associated with it.

19. Cable Car and Horse-Drawn Wagon Cable Car and Horse-Drawn Wagon 1900 Cable car traveling near 9th and Mulberry in West Bottoms. Also shows 9th Street elevated line.

20. The Autobiography of William Allen White The Autobiography of William Allen White April 29, 1905 Chapters of the book describe the journalism career in Kansas City of William Allen White, or William White, who came here in 1891 at the end of the 1880s boom. Description of the city in the early 1890s...