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Winner, Willard E
Stilwell, Arthur E
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
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Theodore S Case
Raeburn Van Buren
A Brief History of the F. A. of S. R. E.
Photo (of the author, organizer of the F. A. of S. R. E. street railway) and article about the history of the section of the Metropolitan Street Railway of Kansas City known as the "F. A. of S. R. E."...
An Interview With Robert Sweeney
Interviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded July 28, 1976. 3 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 2 sound discs; digital, 4 3/4 in. Has printed...
Biographical sketch of Arthur Stilwell, a prominent builder of railroads, interurbans, and residential districts in the Kansas City and surrounding areas. Born in New York in 1859 and coming here in 1879...
Photos and information on Arthur Stilwell (1859-1928), a railroad, interurban, real estate developer, and insurance executive of Kansas City. Native of New York coming to Kansas City in 1879 as a printer...
Biographical sketch of Arthur Stilwell, a railroad magnate and real estate developer in Kansas City. Born in New York in 1859 and coming to Kansas City in 1879 as a printer with "office on Union Avenue,...
Arthur Stilwell in Mexico
Illustration (in Mexico with opponent Pancho Villa) and description of Arthur Stilwell (1859-1928), railroad magnate of Kansas City in the late 1800s and developer of railroad lines circling the city and...
March 2, 1905
Biographical sketch of Clift Wise, a railroad engineer supervising the construction of many lines, two bridges, and an engine house (at 9th and Washington Streets) in Kansas City. Born in Saint Louis in...
Photo and bio of Day Kellogg Smith, or Day Smith (1845-1894), a railroad manager native to Chicago and superintending "the Kansas City Belt Railway from 1885 until its completion in 1892.
Early Ideas and Dealings of Winner Helped Promote Kansas City Area
File containing a biographical article about Willard Winner (1849-1929), an interurban railroad, bridge, and real estate developer and promoter of the Kansas City area. Native of Iowa coming to Kansas...
March 17, 1905
Photo and bio of Edward Stevenson Washburn, or Edward Washburn (1844-1900), president of the Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis Railroad, president of the Kansas City Belt Railway Company, and president...
For Outer Belt, $330,500
Auction of the electric cable railway to J. J. Heim's company, outbidding W. T. Kemper.
For Outer Belt, $330,500: J. J. Heim's Syndicate Outbids Kemper for Bond Holders
Article about the sale of the "Kansas City Outer Belt and Electric Railway Company, consisting of seven miles of graded right of way, bridges and two hundred acred of factory sites," to J. J. Heim, "president...
Grand Suburban Homes on the Historic Santa Fe: From Trail to Trolley
File containing a photo and biographical article about William Strang, Jr. (1857-1921), a "capitalist" and builder of the interurban trolley lines (first gasoline and then electric) from Westport to Overland...
Heartland Traction: The Interurban Lines of Kansas City
This book contains information concerning the interurban railway lines in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Included are: Kansas City, Leavenworth & Western (the Leavenworth Line); Kansas City, Lawrence...
I Had a Hunch [Part One]
First in a series of autobiographical articles with illustrations about Arthur Stilwell, a Kansas City railroad magnate of the southern Midwest in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Description of his upbringing...
I Had a Hunch [Part Two]
Second in a series of autobiographical articles with illustrations about Arthur Stilwell, a Kansas City railroad magnate of the southern Midwest in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Description of his early...
Interurban Centers and Interurban Cars: Kansas City
Article describes the interurban system of Kansas City, Missouri. It include specifications for cars and tracks, maps, and lists of towns served, and information about each company.
Interurban Commuter Line Ahead of Its Time
Built by the Wyandotte Construction Company on behalf of a New England Syndicate called the Kansas City, Clay County and St. Joseph Company, the interurban commuter line had two divisions: one called the...
Article about the efficiency of electric car lines to the suburbs for many types of people, with illustrations and photos of the cars.
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