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1. 100,000 Come to See Plaza Light Ceremony 100,000 Come to See Plaza Light Ceremony November/25/1977 Brighter lights, 152,000 of them, installed following the recovery from the Plaza flood of 1977.

2. 11th Street 11th Street 1925 Looking west from the south side of 11th at Grand. Streets outfitted with Christmas decorations.

3. 11th Street 11th Street 1946 Looking west along the south side of 11th between Walnut and Grand. Streets outfitted with Christmas decorations.

4. 150 Facts About Kansas City 150 Facts About Kansas City 2000 List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.

5. A Holiday Tradition is Ending A Holiday Tradition is Ending December 7, 2013 Article announces that Schmitt Tree Farm Santa's Forest in Holt, Missouri, will permanently close on December 8, 2013, after 52 years of operation. Schmitt family members are interviewed and discuss their...

6. A Post Card from Old Kansas City A Post Card from Old Kansas City December/25/1976 Photo of 1937 Plaza Christmas lights, used as a post card.

7. A Swedish Christmas in Westport A Swedish Christmas in Westport December 1979 Formerly known as the Swedish Baptist Church at 39th Terrace and Broadway Boulevard, retaining old Swedish traditions.

8. A Visit with Santa A Visit with Santa December//1976 Appearances of Santa Clauses at the various shopping malls.

9. Abiel Leonard and Odon Guitar Papers Finding Aid Abiel Leonard and Odon Guitar Papers Finding Aid 1809-1959 (bulk 1850-1890) Abiel Leonard (1797-1863) was a schoolteacher, lawyer, landowner, and politician who lived in Missouri during the early years of statehood. He served in the Missouri state legislature in 1834 and was appointed...

10. About Town: Man Ready to Fly Again to Make Santa Real About Town: Man Ready to Fly Again to Make Santa Real January/25/1975 File containing a photo and biographical article about James Walker, a retired 80-year-old pilot (in 1975) preparing "to duplicate an airplane flight of 50 years ago [Christmas Eve of 1925) which would...

11. Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin Papers Finding Aid Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin Papers Finding Aid circa 1870-1925 (bulk 1890-1916) Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin, daughter of Kansas City School Superintendent James Greenwood and his wife Amanda, was born in Kirksville, Missouri, on August 1, 1860. She resided in Kansas City, Missouri,...

12. Advertising Card Collection Finding Aid Advertising Card Collection Finding Aid ca. 1860-1910s 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....

13. Advertising Card Scrapbook Advertising Card Scrapbook ca. 1880-1900 A hardbound scrapbook containing 82 pages of advertising and calling cards plus 5 unused pages. Cards are mainly for businesses outside Missouri, but some Kansas City businesses are represented on pages...

14. Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 12 with Unrelated Cards Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 12 with Unrelated Cards ca. 1880-1900 Scrapbook page containing nine advertising cards arranged in two columns showing the following:
1. Three women at a table looking on as a man reads to them.
2. A man on a horse roping a bull. Card...

15. Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 25 with Unrelated Cards Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 25 with Unrelated Cards ca. 1880-1900 Scrapbook page containing six advertising cards showing the following:
1. Two girls picking flowers in a meadow.
2. A large white and black dog laying down. Card says: "Use Day's Soap."
3. A farm...

16. Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 43 with Santa and Children Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 43 with Santa and Children ca. 1880-1900 Scrapbook page containing ten advertising cards, all cut to the shape of their image, showing the following:
1. Santa carrying presents (two cards).
2. A girl with ringlets and a hat, holding a ball...

17. Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 53 with People and Other Cards Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 53 with People and Other Cards ca. 1880-1900 Scrapbook page containing five advertising cards showing the following:
1. Two kingfishers, one flying over water, one sitting on a reed. Card says: "A Bright and Happy New Year."
2. Santa carrying...

18. Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 78 with Christmas Cards Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 78 with Christmas Cards ca. 1880-1900 Scrapbook page containing ten advertising cards with a Christmas theme. Of seven smaller cards, there are three with Santa, three with angels and flowers, and one with a woman in flowered dress and crown....

19. Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 8 with Unrelated Cards Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 8 with Unrelated Cards ca. 1880-1900 Scrapbook page containing nine advertising and calling cards showing the following:
1. A woman riding a horse jumping over a stone wall. Card says: "Faith Whitcomb's Liniment, Cures Rheumatism & Neuralgia..."...

20. Allen School Allen School 1952 Christmas Chorus