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U.s Geological Survey
Anderson Photo Company
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
The Faithful, Troubled Gather to Hear Graham
October 8, 2004
Evangelist Billy Graham brought his Heart of America Billy Graham Crusade to Kansas City from October 7-10, 2004. It is being held in Arrowhead Stadium with 7750 in attendance on the first night in which...
The Expulsion of the Mormons from Jackson County, Missouri
Article details the experience of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, also called the Mormons, while they were in Jackson County, Missouri, from 1832-1834. "The Mormons were not indifferent...
The Diocese: The First Five Years
September 29, 1961
Supplement to the Catholic Reporter newspaper contains stories about persons and events in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph since its establishment in 1956. The new diocese was "carved from the western...
The Development of Architecture in Kansas City, Missouri
Discussion of early Kansas City architecture, with photos of the Board of Trade building, Coates House, residence of William Rockhill Nelson, Willis Wood Theater, etc. Includes residences and churches....
The Delaware Indians in Kansas--1829-1867
One paragraph about Reverend Jesse Vogler, missionary and founder of "the United Brethren, or Moravian Church" mission along the Kansas River in 1837, serving the Munsee Indians (later "amalgamated with...
The Day the Ku Klux Klan Stunned a Ferrelview Church Congregation
Article about the encounter between a Ferrelview, Missouri, church congregation and the Ku Klux Klan.
The Croatian Immigrant in Wyandotte County
The first in a series of articles on ethnic communities in Wyandotte County. The article provides an historical overview of the Croatian immigrant experience in Wyandotte County, Kansas, including information...
The Country Church Comes Back to Life
November 20, 1954
Article about the revivals and restorations of rural churches across small towns in Missouri, highlighting the Sturgeon Christian Church in Sturgeon, Missouri, with photos.
The Church That Slipped Away
Photos and story about the impact of worldwide Catholic Church changes upon local churches.
The Changing Catholic Church
New look and new roles for many Catholic Church members.
The Book of Missourians
Biographical sketch of Edmond Eckel, "one of the best known architects in the west, throughout which he has many public buildings, school houses, churches, business blocks and residences," born in France...
The Best-Kept Secret on the Westside - Part 7: What it Takes to Keep Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine Open
June 7-13, 2007
Article series tells about the hard work done by the Guadalupans to raise money. Fiestas, mariachi Masses, and tamale sales are among their projects. The article also lists the costs for maintaining and...
The Best-Kept Secret on the Westside - Part 5: The Sacred Heart-Guadalupe Merger
May 24-20, 2007
Article discusses merger of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Sacred Heart parishes in 1991 and the efforts of Guadalupe parishoners to retain their independent status. After efforts to save the church building...
The Best-Kept Secret on the Westside - Part 4: Los Caballeros de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe and the Guadalupanas
May 17-23, 2007
Article discusses organizations that grew out of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church: Los Caballeros de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, the Guadalupana Society of Greater Kansas City, the Guadalupane Shrine Association,...
The Best-Kept Secret on the Westside - Part 1: Enduring Spiritual Symbol
April 12-18, 2007
Article is first of a series on the history of Our Lady of Guadalupe/Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Our Lady of Guadalupe occupies the former Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church at 23rd and Madison.
The Best-Kept Secret on the West Side - Part 6: Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine Association
May 31-June 6, 2007
When their parish merged with Sacred Heart in 1991, a group from Our Lady of Guadalupe formed "Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine Association, dedicated to preserving and maintaining the building as a shrine...."...
The Best-Kept Secret of the Westside - Part 2: The Shrine and Father Munoz
April 19-25, 2007
Article tells the story of The Reverend Jose Munoz, first pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Father Munoz and another priest fled the persecution of the Mexican revolution and arrived in Kansas City...
The Beginnings of the Episcopal Church
History of the Episcopal Church in Missouri in the early 1800s, starting in Saint Louis as an early example of Protestantism, with photos and illustrations.
The Autobiography of Isaac McCoy
Collection of publications documenting the life of Isaac McCoy. Also included with this volume are the Articles of Faith and Covenant of the Maria Creek Baptist Church (1809), a letter from Christiana...
The 20th Catholic Church
Laying of the corner stone of the church at Saint John and Quincy Avenues.
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