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George Fuller Green
George W Martin
C J Patterson
Kansas City Chronology
The Chouteau Map Re-Examined: A Quest in Progress
"Over the years, so much mythology has accumulated around this map that recently the authors of this article set out to find the evidence. With this article is published, in color for the first time, the...
Second Century for Transit System
March 27, 1969
[T]hese streamlined trolleys that were introduced in 1941. The last run by one of the cars was made on June 22, 1957, at the time they were replaced by busses. Chronology: (March 27, 1869) franchise for...
Development and Contribution of a Silent Minority: The Chinese In the Greater Kansas City Area
A 31 page typewritten paper about the history of the Chinese as an ethnic group in Kansas City since the late 19th century, including discrimination, clubs, businesses, etc. Also chronology of prominent...
A Chronology of the Warren Durrett Big Band in Kansas City, 1945-1986
A 314 page spiral bound booklet which features local big band leader Warren Durrett. It contains 13 chapters with content arranged in chronological order. Within the pages are photocopies of newspaper...
The Emigrant Tribes: Wyandot, Delaware, and Shawnee, A Chronology
June 6, 1905
A 48 page typed publication authored by the city of Kansas City, Kansas which contains a chronology that begins in 1534 and ends in 1872. Appendices include notes on Indian names, outline of tribes, articles...
Packing Industry Chronology
A chronology of the meat packing industry in Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. The chronology begins with the introduction of cattle into the Western Hemisphere, and ends in 1980 with Swift...
Album: Newspaper Clippings
A collection of of photocopies of the column "Album", from the Kansas City Star's Star Magazine. The column was an illustrated historical review detailing various aspects of Kansas City history. The author...
Historical Sketch of Kansas City, Mo., from the Beginning to 1909
Annotated chronology of the history of Kansas City, Missouri from prehistoric Indian eras to 1909, covering its many political changes in ownership (Spain, France, England, etc.).
Misery on the Missouri
Article about the frequent recent flooding of the Missouri River with a table showing the chronology of its 10 floods in the 10 years from 1943 to 1952 and resulting damages. Related information on the...
Payless to Close Down, Liquidate Assets: Decision Puts Retailer's Remaining 5,000 Employees Out of Work
Article about the going-out-of-business of Payless Cashways, "shutting down after 71 years of business" from its headquarters in Lee's Summit, Missouri, formerly "one of the area's few Fortune 500 companies."...
The Genesis of a State's Metropolis
Article about the history of Kansas City, Kansas with chronology of its settlement since the 1840s by the Wyandotte Indians and whites, incorporation of its sections (Wyandotte, Quindaro, Rosedale, and...
April 20, 1940
Article about the one-year anniversary of the beginning of the fall of "the city's machine dictatorship," with a chronology of events in April 1939 starting with the resignation of city manager Henry McElroy...
The Civil War Revisited
Article about the re-enactments of Missouri Civil War battles with some history of the real battles themselves, including their chronology.
History of Kansas City General Hospital Colored Division
October 8, 1932
Article contains a history and chronology of General Hospital #2, the City's first separate facility for African-Americans. It was established in 1908 after the "Old Building" of General Hospital was vacated....
Geology of the West
Article describing the geology of Missouri and surrounding areas, focusing on chronology and types of rock layers below the ground, including sandstone, limestone, coal, fossils, etc.
Board of Trade Structures Tied to City Growth
Article near the end of the paper with chronology, history, and illustrations of the various Board of Trade buildings of Kansas City. 1. 1877-1887: 5th and Delaware (Armour Building) 2. 1887-1925: 210...
Storms Leave Their Mark on Kansas City
Article reviewing the chronology of various storms and other weather-related disasters in Kansas City history back to the 1844 flood (but not including the 1826 flood).
Biographical article about wealthy real estate investor Thomas Hunton Swope, or Thomas Swope (1827-1913), with a comprehensive chronology of the events dealing with his death and subsequent murder trial...
Weston--Queen of the Platte Purchase: Historical Data about a Town That Rose to Fame in 13 Years and Was Forgotten for Nearly 50 Years
Booklet about the history of Weston, Missouri, first settled in 1837 at the opening of the Platte Purchase, with chronology about its decline after the Civil War, illustrations, photos, etc.
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