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Askren, Robert G
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The Year of Disasters
Short introductory article about several disasters to hit Missouri in 2011, such as the Blizzard of 2011 that "closed the I-70 corridor for the first time in the state's history;" flooding in the Ozarks...
The Kansas City Tragedy: There Is Not Always Strength in Numbers
Photos, illustrations, and article about the causes of "the catastrophic collapse of two of the crowded skywalks" at the Crown Center Hyatt Regency Hotel, killing over 100 people.
Friday the Thirteenth. ..
All sorts of views of the 1951 flood in photos with captions.
One page description and many photos of the chaos caused by the flood.
Rivers in a Rage
Illustrations and article about the broadcast of WHB news reporter John Thornberry, surveying the effects of the 1951 flood in Kansas City by airplane.
Keeping the Bomb at Bay
Article about activists in the medical professions and their efforts to better plan civil defense and discourage nuclear armament.
Up Front: A California Firm Searches for a Cause in the Rubble of the Kansas City Hotel Disaster
Photos and the investigation by "Failure Analysis Associates of Palo Alto, Calif.," into the structural reasons for the skywalk collapse at "Kansas City's Hyatt Regency Hotel last month."
Exploding Tank Blasts an Inferno across Southwest Boulevard
Gas and oil fire and explosions at 31st and Southwest Boulevards, causing six deaths including five firemen and about 100 injuries, with photos.
Pick Raises Kaw Flood Damage Estimate to $990 Million; Called Conservative
Photos and text about the unprecedented damage and prices for repairing and adding flood prevention measures.
Black Mayors of St. Louis and Kansas City Tell of Efforts Spent to Bring Relief to Flood Victims
Photos and article about the 1993 flood in Kansas City and Saint Louis (both headed by their first black mayors), describing flooding damage especially in Kansas City's West Side along Southwest Boulevard....
Midwest: Compounder's Battle to Survive Flood Portrays Plight of Many Independents
Flood's disastrous consequences for independent oil businessmen.
Flood Victim Recovers
Story of how the Great Lakes Pipe Line Company met special flood problems after their Kansas City terminal's shutdown due to flooding.
The Hyatt Rescue: Constructors Respond to Tragedy
Chronology of rescue events in the aftermath of the hotel skywalk collapse.
Rehabilitation: Kansas City Dries Off
Damage and recovery report on the flood, estimating damages at $0.50-1.0 billion to property alone.
What Happened at the Hyatt?
Photos and article about the Hyatt Regency Hotel at Kansas City's Crown Center, "where 111 people died in the collapse of two aerial walkways two weeks ago."
Commentary: The Failures Exposed by the Hyatt Disaster
Article about the skywalk collapse disaster "in the lobby of Kansas City's Hyatt Regency Hotel" on July 17, 1981, "killing 111 people and injuring 185 more." Comparisons to the roof collapse of Kemper...
Digging Out Kansas City Business
Recovery from flood involving literally digging business buildings out from the "evil-smelling mud."
Report of the Kemper Arena Roof Collapse of June 4, 1979, Kansas City, Missouri
Investigation about the causes of the roof failure with engineering drawings.
Charles P. Deatherage Book Manuscripts Finding Aid
Mr. Deatherage founded the Deatherage Lumber Company in Kansas City in 1878. After retiring in 1919, he began a career as a historian, publishing his first volume of Kansas City history in 1928. Volumes...
Crowd Surveying Disaster
Night scene showing a crowd of people surveying what appears to be the aftermath of a train wreck. Two derailed freight cars are in view, including one with "Supreme Hams, Bacon and Lard" painted on the...
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