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1. 'Cinemental Journeys' Takes Readers Through Movie Houses of Yesteryear 'Cinemental Journeys' Takes Readers Through Movie Houses of Yesteryear December 13, 2006 Mike and Vicki Walker have written a book which explores nostalgic theaters still operating in the Midwest. The book covers the states of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. Two that are mentioned from...

2. A Century in Print: The Newspaper Business in Johnson County, 1860-1960 A Century in Print: The Newspaper Business in Johnson County, 1860-1960 Winter 2001 Detailed article about the history of news publishing in Johnson County, Kansas. "In no other state's history has the press played such an active and pervasive role in community life. This is evident in...

3. A Good Place to Spend a Pleasant Day, Nature and the Suburban Ideal A Good Place to Spend a Pleasant Day, Nature and the Suburban Ideal Spring-Summer 2009 Article traces the history of the movement from cities to the suburbs. Mentions craftsman bungalows and Prairie-style Foursquare homes. "Both emphasized a connection between the land and the structure,...

4. A Guide to the New Foot Trails and Bridle Paths in Mission Hills and Indian Hills Country Club District A Guide to the New Foot Trails and Bridle Paths in Mission Hills and Indian Hills Country Club District April 1922 Trails in the Mission Hills and Indian Hills area, shown in color.

5. A Mayor Proposes Union of 14 Cities: Roy Owen of Overland Park Comments on Recent Annexations in Area A Mayor Proposes Union of 14 Cities: Roy Owen of Overland Park Comments on Recent Annexations in Area January/23/1962 Article about the proposal by Roy Owen, mayor of Overland Park, Kansas, to merge the 14 cities or municipalities in northeast Johnson County, Kansas (including Overland Park) into one city to decrease...

6. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. 1896 Biographical sketch of Joel Wells, a farmer born in Jackson County, Missouri in 1855 and moving to Johnson County, Kansas in 1882. Description of his father, John Wells (1826-1893), a Santa Fe freighter...

7. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. 1896 Biographical sketch of Wyley Wyatt, a farmer and Confederate veteran of Washington Township of Jackson County. Born in North Carolina in 1839 and raised in Jackson County, Missouri before moving to various...

8. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. 1896 Photo and bio of Charles Yost, "city assessor of Kansas City." Born in Indiana in 1860 and raised in Kansas City before organizing the Yost Grocery Company here. Description also of Charles's father John...

9. A New Frontier A New Frontier September 2001 Photos, map, and article about the continuing and managed growth of urbanization in Johnson County, Kansas suburbs, especially along 119th Street, with shopping centers, residences, and coordinated automobile...

10. A Pioneer in Civil Rights: Esther Brown and the South Park Desegregation Case of 1948 A Pioneer in Civil Rights: Esther Brown and the South Park Desegregation Case of 1948 Winter//1995-1996 Comprehensive article about Esther Swirk Brown, or Esther Brown (1917-1970), "a white Jewish woman from Kansas City," describing her late 1940s desegregation efforts, including helping to "combat segregation...

11. A Place in History: Past Villages and Communities in Johnson County A Place in History: Past Villages and Communities in Johnson County Summer 2004 Article about some towns, villages, and communities that no longer exist in Johnson County, Kansas, such as Monticello, Princeton, Oxford, Aubry, Lexington, McCamish, Lanesfield, Squiresville, Wilder,...

12. A Visit to the Shawnee Methodist Mission in Shawnee Mission, Kansas A Visit to the Shawnee Methodist Mission in Shawnee Mission, Kansas Manuscript (number 6) about the history of the Shawnee Methodist Mission for the Shawnee Indians in present-day Johnson County, Kansas, established in 1830 by Thomas Johnson.

13. Aerial View of Highway 169 Aerial View of Highway 169 1955 Highway 169 and 103rd Street, looking northwest.

14. Aerial View of HIghway 169 Aerial View of HIghway 169 1955 Highway 169 and 103rd Street, looking northeast.

15. Air for Sale Air for Sale February 17-23, 2005 Article describes Krystal Planet, the brainchild of Johnson County, Kansas native Troy Helming. Helming's company intends to harness wind power as a renewable resource, but is considered an "outsider"...

16. Anatomy of a Family Newspaper Sale Anatomy of a Family Newspaper Sale April/20-26/2000 Discusses the history of Sun Publications, publisher of several area newspapers primarily in Johnson County, Kansas, and the effects of the sale of the company on the publications and staff.

17. Area Bus System Sees More Riders Area Bus System Sees More Riders January 29, 2008 According to this newspaper article, people boarded Kansas City buses at least 15 million times in 2007, up four percent from the previous year. A 35-year low was reached in 2004. "Across the state line,...

18. Art Redux Art Redux April 2000 Reviews of a variety of shows at the following galleries: Old Post Office; Dirt; Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art; Kansas City Artists Coalition; Leedy-Voulkos Art Center; Jan Weiner; and several galleries...

19. Band of Brothers Broken Band of Brothers Broken October, 2005 Article details the September 6, 1862 raid on Olathe, Kansas by a 140-man group led by William Clarke Quantrill. The author ascribes Quantrill's motivation for this raid to the death of Perry Hoy, an original...

20. Battered Hispanic Women Can Get Help With Their Needs Battered Hispanic Women Can Get Help With Their Needs March 25-31, 2004 Article profiles Elena Morales, "program coordinator for Si Se Puede Latina Domestic Violence Intervention at El Centro, 290 S. 10th", Johnson County, Kansas.