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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
City Development Depar...
Robert V Hurst
Kansas City Planning C...
Gallup Map and Station...
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
1963 Highway Map of Jackson County, Missouri
Road map of Jackson County, Missouri depicting U.S., state, and county highways. Map also shows towns, smaller roads within towns outside Kansas City city limits, parks, bodies of water, schools, churches,...
A Little Slice of Beverly Hills in Independence
January 9, 2008
Postcard image and short article about the Beverly Hills Acre Tracts subdivision in eastern Jackson County between the city limits of Kansas City and Independence, Mo. The housing tract was developed in...
A Long Long Trail
Photo and biographical article about Martin Jones, government surveyor of the Santa Fe Trail in 1876 and Jackson County surveyor from 1854 to 1860, assisting in "lay[ing] out the city limits of Independence...
A Short Ride On the First Railroad West of the Mississippi
Article tells about the establishment of the Independence and Missouri River Railroad Company which built the first railroad in Missouri, starting in 1848. Independence extended its city limits north to...
Map and notes about the proposed (by Colonel Robert Van Horn in the 19th century) but never enacted change of the state boundary between Kansas and Missouri through Kansas City (along the Big Blue River)....
A selection of 8 postcards of Amusement Parks
Big Game in the Big City
January 8, 2012
Article about the program that allows bow-hunting within the boundaries of Kansas City. The program, managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation, is “designed to reduce deer and the problems they...
Biography of Elijah Milton McGee (1819-1873), City Promoter and Mayor
Biography of Johnston Lykins (1800-1876), Missionary, Doctor, and Kansas City's Second Mayor
Biography of Lou Holland (1878-1960), Advocate of Kansas City Aviation
Birmingham Area Plan: Area Plan 40
Land use, long-range plans, and maps of the Birmingham residential and industrial district, bounded by the Missouri River, I-435, 291 Highway-east city limits, and north city limits.
Board of Election Commissioners, Kansas City, MO
Map showing 23 election districts and the city limits of Kansas City, Missouri.
Briarcliff-Davidson-Antioch Area Plan: Area Plan 39
Land use, long-range plans, and maps of the Briarcliff, Davidson, and Antioch residential districts, bounded collectively by Highway 169, I-35, Englewood Road, and North Kansas City city limits.
Case & Norman's Stranger's Guide to Kansas City, Missouri
Aerial view of Kansas City seen from northwest. Shows streets, bridges, buildings, and railroads. Many buildings are identified. Continuation of title: ". . . showing principal points of interest correctly...
Cemetery Born of Segregation Survives in Limbo
November 23, 2014
Article documents the current state of Highland Cemetery, located on Blue Ridge Boulevard just outside of Kansas City city limits. A brief history of the cemetery and bios of some of the noteworthy individuals...
Center Annex Residential District
Page of the booklet describing housing, population, schools, and recreation for the area between 75th, city limits, the Southern Pacific Railroad, and Woodland Avenues, with map on the inside cover.
Center Residential District
Page of the booklet describing housing, population, schools, and recreation for the area between 79th, Prospect, city limits, and Troost Avenue, with map on the inside cover.
April 29, 1980
Article concerning the proposed legislation to permanently freeze city boundaries at an area of 316.8 square miles. Discussion of other cities experiencing problems with such "hemming-in," cited as Saint...
City Limits Map
Map showing extensions of the city limits from the original 1853 size to 1909.
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