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1. 'Like an Earthquake' 'Like an Earthquake' February 20, 2013 Article reports on a large natural gas explosion in the Country Club Plaza that injured at least 16 people and destroyed the iconic JJ's Restaurant at 48th Street and Belleview Avenue. The force of the...

2. 1951 Flood 1951 Flood 1951 Aerial view looking southwest along Southwest Boulevard at 31st Street. Shows Phillips Petroleum tanks on fire.

3. A Bomb at the Harlem Night Club A Bomb at the Harlem Night Club January/3/1935 Photo and caption about the explosion from "a dynamite bomb" at "the Harlem night club" at 1414 East 15th Street, "believed to be an effort to intimidate the owners into paying extortion money."

4. An Elevator Blown Up: Johnson & Brinkman's Plant at Rosedale Badly Damaged An Elevator Blown Up: Johnson & Brinkman's Plant at Rosedale Badly Damaged January/24/1895 Article about the explosion of a boiler at the grain elevator of the Johnson and Brinkman plant at Rosedale, Kansas, completely destroying the building.

5. Artifacts: The Pinkerton Bomb Artifacts: The Pinkerton Bomb May-June//1992 Photos and article about the Pinkerton bomb, "[r]ecently placed on display in a Clay County, Missouri museum, a seemingly innocuous bowl-shaped disc of wrought iron" used by Allan Pinkerton and his Pinkerton...

6. Blaze Ruins Meat: A $75,000 Stock Is Destroyed by Fire at Robert Blond Company Blaze Ruins Meat: A $75,000 Stock Is Destroyed by Fire at Robert Blond Company August/2/1951 Photo and article about the explosion and fire at "the Robert Blond Meat company building, 3022 Prospect avenue," destroying "a $75,000 stock of meat" there.

7. Borderline Businesses Pay Most Sugar Borderline Businesses Pay Most Sugar January 11, 1935 Photo and article about the bombing of the Harlem Nightclub as an example of the vulnerability of semi-legitimate ("borderline") nightclubs and other businesses in Kansas City to its strong-arm tactics...

8. Chemistry: The Kansas City Candy Factory Disaster Chemistry: The Kansas City Candy Factory Disaster December//1879 Destruction of three large brick buildings in the J. F. Corle & Son candy factory at 202-206 Main Street, occupied for two years by the Corles.

9. Citizens Historical Association: Biographical Data of Kansas Citians Citizens Historical Association: Biographical Data of Kansas Citians 1938 Biographical sketch of William Malcolm Lowry, or W. Malcolm Lowry, a founding member of the Henrici-Lowry Engineering Company at 114 West 10th Street, born in Kansas City in 1884 and establishing his business...

10. Clean Up Blast Scene Clean Up Blast Scene August/4/1962 Clippings about a gas main explosion on August 3, 1962, at 46th and Wyoming Streets, destroying 11 houses and burning 12 others.

11. Corruption and Mayhem--Inside Look at Mafia Corruption and Mayhem--Inside Look at Mafia September/29/1980 Photos and article about the crack-down on a Kansas City "criminal empire deeply involved in murder, extortion, loan sharking, illegal gambling, bombing, arson and corruption of officials." Description...

12. Despite Conviction, Five Insist: We didn't set the Blast. Despite Conviction, Five Insist: We didn't set the Blast. July 3, 1997 Five Kansas Citians, convicted in the November 1988 deaths of six firefighters, continued to insist on their innocence, citing holes in the government's case against them.

13. Disaster! Platte County History Includes a Few Disaster! Platte County History Includes a Few January-April 2008 Short overview of disasters occuring in Platte County, Missouri, including floods, fires, battles, tornado, explosion, and grasshopper plague including a list of disasters.

14. Dust Believed Cause of Blast Dust Believed Cause of Blast April 24, 1962 Article covers explosion at Gustin-Bacon plant on Fairfax trafficway on April 23, 1962. The explosion killed one and injured eleven.

15. Exploding Tank Blasts an Inferno across Southwest Boulevard Exploding Tank Blasts an Inferno across Southwest Boulevard August/18/1959 Gas and oil fire and explosions at 31st and Southwest Boulevards, causing six deaths including five firemen and about 100 injuries, with photos.

16. Explosion of the Steamboat Saluda: Tragedy and Compassion at Lexington, Missouri, 1852 Explosion of the Steamboat Saluda: Tragedy and Compassion at Lexington, Missouri, 1852 July 1, 2005 The steamship Saluda exploded on April 9, 1852. The estimated 80 - 100 deaths made it the worst such disaster on the Missouri River. A substantial number of the ship's passengers were Mormons starting...

17. Firefighters' explosion Firefighters' explosion 1988-1999, 2009 A 3 volume collection of photocopied newspaper articles, primarily from the Kansas City Star and Kansas City Times, detailing the November 29, 1988 blast that killed six Kansas City firefighters and the...

18. Housing Boom: Watkins Drive's Neighbors Say Blasting Damaged Their Homes Housing Boom: Watkins Drive's Neighbors Say Blasting Damaged Their Homes February-March/28-6/2002 Article describing damage to homes in the area of Bruce Watkins Drive. Construction of the highway made explosions necessary, resulting in cracked windows and gas pipes in neighborhood homes.

19. Jazz Musician Remembers Fire. .. Jazz Musician Remembers Fire. .. April/15/1974 Recollections about the explosive fire by "jazz musician" Baby Lovett (pictured), thrown by the 1925 explosion and fire of the Gillis Theater at 5th and Walnut Streets.

20. Kansas City Firefighters Die Kansas City Firefighters Die Explosions in which firefighters were killed: South Midtown Freeway explosion, November 29, 1988, six firemen killed. Continental Oil Company explosion and fire, August 18, 1959, five firemen killed. Penrod,...