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1. Wyandotte County, Kansas Wyandotte County, Kansas n.d. Land ownership map of Wyandotte County, Kansas, showing U.S. and state highways, roads (paved, gravel, and graded), railroads, electric lines, state lines, county lines, city limits, sub. division boundaries,...

2. West Bottoms West Bottoms 1999 View of West Bottoms showing remains of fire/explosion of July 1998, confluence of Kansas and Missouri Rivers, and remains of Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company. Fairfax Industrial District visible in background....

3. The Fairfax Airport and Its Role in World War II The Fairfax Airport and Its Role in World War II 2006 Article describes the various uses and occupants of the Fairfax Airport and industrial area from the time of the land's purchase by Guy Stanley in the early 1920's, to the airport's closure at midnight...

4. Screen Print Rock Screen Print Rock September 2008 Article profiles Valhalla Studios in the Fairfax District of Kansas City, Kansas. Artists Dan Padavic and Tad Carpenter own the "full-service screen print shop."

5. SC63 Vertical Files Special Collection Finding Aid SC63 Vertical Files Special Collection Finding Aid 1820-1970 (bulk 1880-1950) The vertical files in this collection contain items found in the regular vertical files of the Special Collections department that were determined to be too old and fragile to be left in the files. The...

6. SC117 Map Collection Finding Aid SC117 Map Collection Finding Aid 1642-2009 and n.d. This is an artificial collection consisting of maps found in the Missouri Valley Special Collections. The collection includes historical, road, and geological maps, as well as travel guides. Most of the...

7. Regions: Legal War on Water Pollution Regions: Legal War on Water Pollution July/16/1960 Article about the order by the federal government in accordance with "the 1956 Water Pollution Control Act" for Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas (among other cities on the Missouri River)...

8. Randolph C. Walker: Former Head of Aireon Company Dies Randolph C. Walker: Former Head of Aireon Company Dies January/27/1958 Obituary for Randolph Walker, or Bob Walker, "58 years old" and former "president of the Aircraft Accessories corporation, which later became the Aireon Manufacturing company, in the Fairfax industrial...

9. Municipal Airport, Hangars Municipal Airport, Hangars circa 1950 Image looks west across Missouri River to Fairfax Industrial District. Shows runways in the foreground and airplane hangars in the center of the frame. Signs on hangars identify them as belonging to Executive...

10. Municipal Airport, Aerial View Municipal Airport, Aerial View 1971-11-07 Aerial view of the Municipal Airport showing runways and terminal. Missouri River travels from the north at the top of the frame and bends to the right, and the Kansas (Kaw) River meets up with the Missouri...

11. Missouri Riverfront At Kansas City Missouri Riverfront At Kansas City 1953 Looking southeast, near Fairfax Industrial District in Kansas.

12. Missouri River At Kansas City Missouri River At Kansas City 1956 Looking southeast, near Fairfax Industrial District in Kansas.

13. Lake City Ordnance Plant Lake City Ordnance Plant October 5, 1941 Nearly an entire section of the paper devoted to the dedication of the new "Lake City Ordnance Plant," a military industrial complex for production of small arms ammunition in eastern Jackson County made...

14. KC Seeks New Place to Display Old Plane KC Seeks New Place to Display Old Plane December 25, 2006 Article reports the possibility of Union Station becoming the permanent indoor home of a 1930 American Eaglet two-seater airplane, originally manufactured at the Fairfax Airport. The Eaglet is described...

15. Kansas City, Kansas: Celebrating Successes Kansas City, Kansas: Celebrating Successes October//1998 Special section of the magazine concerning positive aspects of the development and redevelopment of Kansas City, Kansas (a consolidated government with Wyandotte County), including the proposed Kansas...

16. Kansas City, Kansas Kansas City, Kansas Rooftop view looking northwest from 8th and Minnesota Avenue. Fairfax Industrial District and Missouri River visible in the distance.

17. Industrial Districts Industrial Districts

18. Industrial Districts Industrial Districts ca1925-30 Folder contains two publications on the Fairfax Industrial District, one giving facts and the other containing primarily photographs. Folder also contains a fold-out brochure on the Central Industrial...

19. GM's Turnaround Bolsters Fairfax GM's Turnaround Bolsters Fairfax January 27, 2013 Article summarizes how recent gains in the automobile market have helped General Motors recover from the verge of bankruptcy and has allowed the company to reinvest in its Fairfax plant in Kansas City,...

20. GM Plant Makes 10 Millionth Vehicle GM Plant Makes 10 Millionth Vehicle August 26-September 1, 2005 The General Motors Corp. Fairfax Assembly Plant, 3201 Fairfax Trafficway in Kansas City, Kansas, produced its 10 millionth car, a black 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx on August 19, 2005. All Chevrolet Malibus...