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1. 'Firefighter's Firefighter' eulogized 'Firefighter's Firefighter' eulogized September 12, 2004 Article describes the life and death of firefighter Gerald 'Mac' McGowan. A 32-year veteran of the Department, McGowan died in an accident en route to a fire.

2. '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...

3. 1908 Flood, Morris Packing Plant 1908 Flood, Morris Packing Plant Postcard of the Morris Packing Plant during the 1908 Flood

4. 1951 Flood Photograph Collection Finding Aid 1951 Flood Photograph Collection Finding Aid 1951 The collection of 30 black and white photographs include aerial views as well as ground shots of streets, rubble, river bottoms, etc., during the 1951 flood in Kansas City. It also contains views of the...

5. A Hero's Welcome Home A Hero's Welcome Home September/October 2005 Article describes the new home presented to Kansas City firefighter Stephen Johnson in a 2005 episode of the ABC reality television show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." Johnson was one of six local firefighters...

6. African Americans in Kansas City African Americans in Kansas City 1931-1988 Folder contains three unpublished papers relating to the history of African Americans in Kansas City. (1) "Assets and Liabilities of the Negro Community in K.C.", a radio talk by E.S. Lewis, Oct. 1, 1931;...

7. Ashes Are Gone, and Renewal Is Under Way Ashes Are Gone, and Renewal Is Under Way February 16, 2008 Story about the February 16, 2007, fire at 75th and Washington St. and the businesses affected and year later status of the businesses. "The blaze destroyed the 74-year-old Waldo Astoria Dinner Theater...

8. Biography of George C. Hale (1850-1923), Fire Chief Biography of George C. Hale (1850-1923), Fire Chief 1999

9. Bob Kipp: He'll Manage Bob Kipp: He'll Manage August 1979 Photos and biographical article about Robert Kipp, city manager of Kansas City with office on the 29th floor of City Hall. Description of his life and career, born in Nebraska and meeting L. P. Cookingham...

10. Building Fire Building Fire circa 1930s Firemen extinguishing a smoldering fire that has destroyed an unidentified building. Several people are watching from a nearby street and filling station. There are several billboard advertisements in...

11. Central Fire Station Central Fire Station 1930 Fire trucks in front of Central Fire Station (department headquarters).

12. Chief Dies at Big Blaze Chief Dies at Big Blaze March/22/1953 Article about the death at age 49 of Harvey Baldwin, chief of the fire department, during a large fire caused by heavy winds at Penrod, Jurden & Clark Lumber Company at 7400 Saint John Avenue, with photos...

13. Christopher Klingman Obituary Christopher Klingman Obituary April 15, 1932 Obituary for Christopher Klingman, identified as "one of the first firemen of Kansas City." Klingman joined the volunteer firemen German Hook and Ladder Company in 1870, and later served as a captain in...

14. Church Undaunted by Fire's Damage Church Undaunted by Fire's Damage December 28, 2012 Article reports on a fire nearly destroying the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church building at Seventh Street and Benton Boulevard. Firefighters believe the blaze may have been caused my old electrical wire...

15. Citizens Historical Association: Biographical Data of Kansas Citians Citizens Historical Association: Biographical Data of Kansas Citians 1938 Biographical sketch of John Opie, proprietor of the Opie Brush Company at 1422 McGee Street. Born in Kansas City at 322 East 9th Street in 1884 and joining the Kansas City Fire Department from 1904 to...

16. Citizens Historical Association: Biographical Data of Kansas Citians Index Citizens Historical Association: Biographical Data of Kansas Citians Index 1938 Biographical sketch of William Gardner, chief of patrols of the Underwriters Fire Patrol, Incorporated, at 1019 Cherry Street in Kansas City. He was born here at 1330 Highland Avenue in 1889 and became...

17. City of Art, Kansas City's Public Art City of Art, Kansas City's Public Art 2001 Tom Corbin "may be the most prolific artist in Kansas City." His works include the Firefighters Memorial Fountain, the Children's Fountain in the Northland, Kauffman Memorial Gardens, the figures of the...

18. City Officials City Officials December/30/1894 Portrait of fire chief George Hale in a collection of portraits of numerous city officials on pages 18-19.

19. Dan Donovan Dan Donovan 1930 Full frontal portait of Chief Dan Donovan standing on the roof of the Federal Reserve Bank.

20. 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.