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World War ii
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''We All Had a Cause'': Kansas City's Bomber Plant, 1941-1945
The B-25 bomber was crucial to the war effort during World War II and many of these bombers were made in North American Aviation's Kansas City, Kansas facility. "This article describes the origin and development...
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
Aerial view of flooded area looking southeast across the Fairax District. Downtown skyline, Municipal Airport, General Motors assembly plant, and Phillips Refinery in view.
Aerial view of flooded area looking east across the Fairfax Industrial District. View includes the Socony-Vacuum Terminal and Lube plant, General Motors assembly plant, International Harvester, and portions...
Aerial view of flooded area looking east across the Fairfax Industrial District.
50 Largest Area Employers. ..
Table listing the top 50 largest Kansas City area employers in 1984, with the following top notables: (1) federal government, (2) General Motors Corporation, (3) Bendix Corporation, (4) Missouri state...
An Interview With Lounner Pemberton
Interviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded May 20, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape2 sound discs; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide...
Baby You Can Drive My Car . . .
April 1, 2006
Brief article describing the auto manufacturing industry in the Kansas City area. The Ford Claycomo plant and General Motors Fairfax plant are described, as is their involvement in the production of hybrid...
Biography of the Greenlease Family--Robert Greenlease (1882-1969); Virginia Greenlease (1909-2001); and Bobby Greenlease (1947-1953)
Brookings Montgomery Papers Finding Aid
Brookings Montgomery (1884-1963) was a local photographer who died in Kansas City at the age of 79. He owned and operated Montgomery Foto Service located at 1519 Wyandotte, Kansas City, Missouri. It is...
Buyout Program Near Completion
October 13, 2006
General Motors Corp. has been reducing its hourly work force by 30 percent. At the Fairfax plant, 682 of the plant's 2,500 production employees decided to leave, and more than 400 hundred have already...
Aerial view of Chevrolet plant, Kansas City, Missouri.
The Kansas City Star article (Nov. 28, 1915) indicates that construction of the plant was to begin the winter of 1915-1916, but it wasn't until May 1928 that actual building began in Leeds. Operations...
Community Was Rich In Sharing
July 22, 2003
The current exhibit on the African American community in Leeds, Missouri, is commented on by Steve Penn in his column. The exhibit is located, until September, 2003, at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage...
Cunningham Sells Chevrolet-Olds Unit
Article about the sale of the Chevrolet-Oldsmobile division of the Cunningham Automotive Group in Kansas City following General Motors' announcement of plans "to stop Oldsmobile production." Company founded...
Dealership Loss May Not Have Been Voluntary
October 18, 2007
Major Cadilliac car dealership changed hands earlier this year. It had been in the Major family for 44 years, and the dealership has been a fixture in Kansas City since 1908. It was owned by three successive...
Employee Strikes Weave an Historic Thread Through Kansas City
March 12, 2008
Article provides an historical overview of union labor strife in Kansas City; specifically three early labor strikes: 1889 Garment Makers Union walkout of the Swofford Brothers Shirt and Overall factory;...
General Motors Training Center
Distant full frontal and side view; located in Shawnee Mission, Kansas.
GM Burnishing its Crown Jewel
January 29, 2013
Article on General Motors planning to invest $600 million in its Fairfax assembly plant in Kansas City, Kansas. The money will be used “to build and equip a 450,000-square-foot paint shop and upgrade...
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...
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