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J D B de Bow
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
James C Malin
Boveri Realty Group
''Scared from Their Sins for a Season'': The Religious Ramifications of the New Madrid Earthquakes, 1811-1812
Author states three factors that set the New Madrid earthquake apart from similar episodes: (1) Tremors lasted several months; (2) Affected region was vast, well west of the Mississippi River and east...
1820 Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Missouri
Map of Missouri with counties outlined in color. Shows towns, rivers, and mountains. Text around map gives information on climate, population, religion, transportation, commerce, and history.
A Brown Out
Describes a long-standing "climate of discrimination" against Hispanic employees at Kansas City Power and Light.
A KC Museum Revamp
December 20, 2007
The Kansas City Museum will close on January 7, 2008, and not reopen until 2010 or later. The museum, known as Corinthian Hall, and the carriage house will get new windows and doors and be cleared of lead...
A Long, Hot Summer
Photo (of cracked earth in the Kansas City area), table (comparing downtown Kansas City daily high temperatures from 1936, 1980, and 1983), and article about "[t]he heat wave and drought of 1983" nearing...
About the West: Kansas Abolitionists Fight Confederates in Missouri
Photos, illustrations, map, and biographical article about Jared Barnes (1834-1916), "an avowed Free-Stater" moving from his native New York to Kansas Territory in 1857 and serving as a Union officer in...
Aerial View Downtown Kansas City
Postcard of Aerial View of Downtown Kansas City
An Interview With Magdalena Rodriguez
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded April 20, 1978. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3.4 in. Has typed list of contents....
Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Plains
Passage of the book speculating about reasons for Germans moving to the Kansas City area, considering factors of black slavery, climate, and geographical features.
Art Brisbane: The Kansas City Star Is Still a Newspaper, but Much More in the 21st Century
Photos and biographical article about Arthur Brisbane, "president and publisher" of the Kansas City Star, joining the paper in 1979 "as a reporter and columnist." Discussion on the paper's adjustment to...
Article about the state of Missouri, including its history, government, geography and geology, natural resources and climate, "chief towns" (mentioning Independence, Saint Joseph, and Weston but not Kansas...
Art. VI.--Missouri, the Great Southern Vineyard
Article about the strengths of viticulture or the wine industry in Missouri (featuring the southern, central, and eastern parts of the state), describing its favorable conditions of soil, climate, native...
Artist Blossoms in U. S. Climate
Biographical article about Kansas City artist Valeria Baldauf, a Czechoslovakian refugee with artwork inspired by ancient Egyptian drawings, with photo.
Biography of Henry Perry (1875-1940), Restaurateur
Black Brokers: 'Exclusive' Home Sales in Kansas City Bow to Shifts in Market
February 22, 1981
News article about the Newsome Realty company at 6217 Prospect Avenue and its place in the changing climate of the local real estate market in which small, black-owned companies were losing their dominance...
Breaking the Mold
Article profiles the owners of several minority businesses, as well as describing the history of the business climate for minority entrepreneurs in Kansas City.
Article about the neutral stance toward the slavery issue during the hostile climate of the border warfare period of the mid-1850s in Kansas City. Descriptions of tactics applied by town leaders such as...
Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique du Missouri
Map of Missouri with counties outlined in color. Shows towns, rivers, and mountains. French text on map gives information on climate, population, religion, transportation, commerce, and history. Map reads:...
City File--Kansas City: Art, Baseball, Jazz, and Sacred Cows
Illustrations and article about the tourist sites of Kansas City, covering its basic scenery, cultural institutions, shopping and other entertainment centers, climate, history, "neutral non-dialect," prominent...
Coldest Here in 1899
January 4, 1947
The lowest temperature ever known here was 22 degrees below zero February 12, 1899.Only three days before that record, the mercury dropped to 20 below. February 13, 1905, had a 21-below-zero reading. February...
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