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Backstage Theater News
October 5, 1969
News article about the "Black Contemporary Players," a theater company formed in 1968 in Kansas City, Kansas. The company's scheduled performances around the metro area are listed with descriptions or...
Photo and bio of Barnett Helzberg, president of Helzberg's Diamond Shops, Incorporated, "born at 1818 Locust street, December 21, 1902," and growing up "in a stone and frame house at 2809 Olive" Street...
Photo and bio of Barney Goodman (~1891~1951), owner of Barney Goodman Investments real estate company, a Jewish native of Russia emigrating to Kansas City, Kansas, about 1905 and becoming a magician and...
Before Electric Park: A Promenade of Early Kansas City Area Amusement Parks
The early Kansas City area parks featured in this article include: (1) Washington Park which was located in Independence, Missouri, and opened on July 4, 1887; (2) Fairmount Park which was located in the...
Behind Kansas City's Brand Names: A Look at Four Local Firms That Have Outgrown Their Origins and Become Local Institutions
Description of the Milgram's family grocery store and dairy chain, established in 1914 in Kansas City, Kansas, by Nat Milgram (coming here in 1904) and becoming a chain of grocery stores in 1932.
Benjamin Franklin Mudge: A Letter from Quindaro
Article about the town of Quindaro, Kansas, and one of its most important residents, geologist Benjamin Franklin Mudge, or Benjamin Mudge. Description of the man and the decline and absorption of the town...
Full frontal and side view of Bennett Building; located on north 7th Street. Also shows Gibraltar Building and Loan Association and Harry Abrams Drugs.
Bert Chronister Dies: Former Head of Rosedale Bank Was 80 Years Old
Obituary for Bert Chronister, dying at the age of 80, the co-founder of the Rosedale State Bank in Kansas City, Kansas, and founder and president of the Shawnee State Savings Institution until 1953.
Distant frontal and side view; located at 51 N. 12th Street in Kansas City, Kansas.
Distant frontal view.
Big Indian Oil and Development Company
The company is listed in the Kansas City, Missouri directories from 1920-1922: Big Indian Oil and Development Company, 616 Gumbel Building. It is listed in the Kansas City, Kansas directory from 1924-1942...
Big Muddy River Race is Serious About the Fun
August 1, 2012
On July 31, more than 500 participants began a 340 mile race on the Missouri River. Canoes and kayaks launched from Kaw Point in Kansas City, Kansas and the race will end in St. Charles, Missouri on August...
Big Plans Downtown
March 12, 2013
Article on the YMCA of Greater Kansas City's plans to overhaul the city's network of facilities. The organization intends to build a new Y downtown to open in 2016 and renovate the Linwood YMCA at 3800...
Biography of August Meyer (1851-1905), Parks and Boulevards Leader
Biography of Barnett Helzberg Sr. (1902-1976), Businessman
Biography of Carleton Coon (1893-1932), Musician
Biography of Charles Johnson (1875-1950), Music Composer and Arranger
Biography of Charlie "Bird" Parker (1920-1955), Jazz Great
Biography of Corrvine Patterson (1848-?), Businessman and Politician
Biography of Earl Thomas (1897-1985), Educator and Civic Leader
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