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Kansas City Chiefs
A Fond Farewell to the Orient Express
Author bids adieu to one of Kansas City's best known roller coasters, the Orient Express, which was dismantled prior to the 2004 season at Worlds of Fun. As part of his homage to the coaster, the author...
Biography of Lamar Hunt (1932-2006), Businesman and Sports Entrepreneur
Chiefs' Founder, AFL Pioneer Dies
December 14, 2006
Lamar Hunt, founder of the Kansas City Chiefs, died December 13, 2006. "Hunt's decision to relocate the Dallas Texans of the fledgling and struggling American Football League and rename them the Kansas...
Congress Honors Hunt
May 22, 2007
Local U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives to honor Lamar Hunt. The resolution passed May 21, 2007, by a voice vote and honored Hunt "for his contributions...
Down Home with the Chief and Miss Maggie
Description of the origin of the Kansas City Chiefs in a book about the family of former Kansas City Mayor H. Roe Bartle.
Golden Weekend: Too Many Chiefs Made Too Many Touchdowns
Photos and article about the Kansas City Chiefs, "the champions of the American Football League" after changing names and relocating from Dallas (as the Dallas Texans) to Kansas City in 1963. Description...
Hall Honors Lamar Hunt
July 7, 2009
The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, will formally open the new Lamar Hunt Super Bowl Gallery, a $2.4-million addition named in honor of former Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt. A ribbon-cutting...
Home Field in the Heart of America
Article gives an overview of the history of professional sports in the Kansas City area, focusing baseball, football, other pro sports, and facilities. It asks the question “What have pro sports teams...
Photos (of Lamar Hunt with grocer Lester Milgram at "the Grocery Bowl") and biographical article about Lamar Hunt, "owner of 'The Kansas City Chiefs' football team" since its organization in 1960 (as the...
Hunt Jr. Gets into Hockey
February 6, 2015
Article announces that Lamar Hunt Jr., son of Lamar Hunt, is the new owner of the Missouri Mavericks East Coast Hockey League team. Hunt Jr. is interviewed and discusses how his interest in the team grew,...
Hunt says He's Selling Wizards
December 10, 2004
Lamar Hunt, investor/operator of the Wizards soccer team announced on December 9, 2004, that the team was up for sale. Hunt says the defeat of Bistate II tax played a role in his decision to sell. "The...
If We Build It, They Will Come
November 17, 2005
It was announced on November 16, 2005, that Kansas City would be eligible for a Super Bowl game sometime between 2012-2021 if a rolling roof is added to the Truman Sports Complex. The roof would probably...
In Every Way, His Father's Son
December 31, 2006
Profile of Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt. Clark is the third child of Norma and Lamar Hunt. He took over the Chiefs franchise after the passing of his father in December 2006. The article describes...
Detailed drawings and captions about the future Worlds of Fun amusement park before its naming, owned by Lamar Hunt.
Kansas City Chiefs Name
[Dallas Texans owner Lamar] Hunt decided to move his club. Hunt liked the Kansas City spirit and the humorous and effective intermediary, Kansas City Mayor H. Roe Bartle. When Hunt brought his team to...
Lamar Hunt's Latest Word
Photos, illustration, and article about the new amusement park known as Worlds of Fun "[l]ocated only seven miles northeast of the downtown area in the rolling hills of Clay County." Owned by Lamar Hunt...
Lamar Hunt's Latest World
Summary of the amusements offered by business man Lamar Hunt's new "140-acre" Worlds of Fun amusement park near the Missouri River along Interstate 435, with photos.
Lost American: Cigar Store Indian
Story of the Cigar Store Indian, "one of only about 74 remaining in the United States," originally at Independence Square and later at Kansas City Chiefs owner, Lamar Hunt's, office.
Old Independence Square Indian Still 'Alive'
Story of the Cigar Store Indian, originally in Independence Square in the 1930s in Independence, Missouri, and after surviving a fire moved to the office of Kansas City Chiefs owner, Lamar Hunt, with photos....
On the Record: Lamar Hunt
Photos and interview of Lamar Hunt, owner and co-founder of the Kansas City Chiefs, with editorial commentary and discussion of the Chiefs' early 1980s resurgence with Coach Marv Levy, glory years and...
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