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21. Cable Cars among Crowd Cable Cars among Crowd 1900 Number of cable cars in the midst of a crowd scene at 9th and Walnut.

22. 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....

23. Cable Cars on Bridge Cable Cars on Bridge 1895 Looking north from Independence avenue at cable cars atop Prospect Avenue bridge.

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

25. 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.

26. Cable Railways: Their History, and Use in America Cable Railways: Their History, and Use in America July//1889 History of street railways, starting with animal-drawn cable cars in London and Philadelphia in the early 1850s, and later in Kansas City. Career biography of Robert Gillham, as well, with his work with...

27. Car Barn Fire (1923) Car Barn Fire (1923) December 25, 1923 News of the destruction by fire of the car barn and armory building at 39th and Main Streets in 1923.

28. 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.

29. City of the Future: A Narrative History of Kansas City, 1850-1950 City of the Future: A Narrative History of Kansas City, 1850-1950 1950 First part of the book's chapter on the 1880s describes the visit to Kansas City in 1887 of President Grover Cleveland and his young wife, Frances Fulsom Cleveland. Includes a description of the early...

30. Crowded Cable Car Crowded Cable Car 1900 Unidentified members of Commercial Club on cable car 167.

31. 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...

32. 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."

33. Electric Trolley Electric Trolley World's first electric trolley car invented and operated in Kansas City by John C. Henry in 1885, replacing non-electric trolleys by 1913 and quitting themselves in 1959.First application of the word,...

34. Engineering--Kansas City Cable Railway Engineering--Kansas City Cable Railway February//1885 Technical description of the engineering and construction techniques applied in building the cable railway system in Kansas City with its "many difficult features to overcome," especially bluffs and hills....

35. 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.

36. First Trolley Cars First Trolley Cars April/19/1916 First practical overhead trolley line run on May 1, 1885.

37. Forest Park Forest Park Postcard of Forest Park

38. Four Cable Cars and Bridge Four Cable Cars and Bridge 1895 Four cable cars coming off Bluff Street Bridge.

39. G. M. Hopkins' Map of Kansas City, Missouri G. M. Hopkins' Map of Kansas City, Missouri 1886 Map of Kansas City showing major wards, streets, neighborhoods, subdivisions, railway lines, horse car lines, cable lines, and motor lines. Red ink markings added at a later date. Stamped at the top: "Compliments...

40. Hair-Raising Ninth Street Incline Is Recalled Hair-Raising Ninth Street Incline Is Recalled October/13/1953 Recollections about the 9th Street Incline and the last cable line run in Kansas City forty years ago.