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A Memorial at Kansas City, Missouri
Illustrations and descriptions of the award-winning designs for the memorial located at Penn Valley Park.
A Missouri Merchant Recalls the Civil War: Reminiscences of Thomas B. Bullene of Kansas City
Article about the Civil War diary of "Thomas B. Bullene [or Thomas Bullene], a prosperous Kansas City dry goods merchant," written in 1874 and covering the events from May 1, 1863, to October 23, 1864,...
A New Building at Watkins Mill
Article describing the preservation of and additions to the antebellum Watkins Mill site "located a few miles north of Kansas City, Missouri," as well of the operations of the mill's wool production, with...
A New Image for the Old Cowtown
Description of rural to urban evolution.
A New Madrid: The Main Street Theater Is Getting a Face-Lift
Photos and article about the 2001 restoration of the Madrid Theater, built in 1926 at 3810 Main Street. History of the theater, "promised to be 'the' distinctive theater of Kansas City" with a Spanish...
A New Mold: Eligius Bronze Casts Its Lot With Fine-Art Niche
October 20-26, 2006
Story features a fine-art foundry called Eligius Bronze owned by Rick Redhair. It was founded in 1997, has 11 employees and is located at 3401 E. Truman Road in Kansas City, Missouri. The business has...
A Perfect Institution Belonging to the Regiment; the Solder's Letter and American Identity Among Civil War Soldiers in Kansas
Article about a publication called "Soldier's Letter" a semi-weekly newspaper published in 1864 and 1865 by enlisted soldiers of the Second Colorado Cavalry and published at Kansas City, Missouri and Fort...
A Preliminary Survey of Photographers and Artists in Kansas City, Missouri, 1850 to 1882
This paper is also online with the Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Kansas City website pages. It is based on research done 30 years ago by the author using primarily local city directories. A...
A Report on Juvenile Violence in Kansas City, Missouri
Study of juvenile crime factors by census tract in eastern Kansas City, examining individuals and territories of gangs, with tables and maps.
A Reporter at Large: American Royal
Autobiographical article about the author's (native Kansas Citian Calvin Trillin) experiences of growing up in Kansas City, describing its persisting image on the East Coast as "very American" with cattle...
A Reporter at Large: The River World
Illustration and article about the author's voyage up the Missouri River (and later down the Mississippi River) on the Lesta K steamboat with descriptions of Kansas City and vicinity in the context of...
A Reporter at Large: The War in Kansas
Extracts from an extensive article about the effects of the Vietnam War in the state of Kansas (written by former Kansas Citian author Calvin Trillin) with descriptions of Kansas City and nearby Lawrence,...
A River Runs Through Us
August 1, 2007
Article about the Riverfront Heritage Trail that winds through Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas. The trail follows the Missouri and Kansas Rivers and includes historical and educational markers...
A School Needs More Space Inside and Out
Illustrations and article about the crowding and need for a larger building "at the Center school" at 85th and Woodland Avenues, headed by principal Miss Eva Allen.
A Study of Malnutrition of Schoolchildren
July 3, 1920
Report detailing a 1919 health study on malnutrition involving Kansas City, Missouri students in 55 grade schools and the local anti-tuberculosis society. The study found that the Lowell School had the...
A Study of the Effects of Negro Invasion on Real Estate Values
Article about the "attempt to determine effects, if any, of the invasion of Negroes on real estate values in a selected area of Kansas City, Missouri."
A Summary Of the Raymond Furniture Company, Kansas City, Missouri: Feb. 1, 1911--Jan. 1, 1946--35 years
A two-page typed account giving the history of the Raymond Furniture Company located at various locations on 12th Street as well as downtown on Grand Avenue.
A Tale of Two (Kansas) Cities
Article attempts to clear up the popular confusion about the two Kansas Cities. It provides an explanation of the origins of each city's name and contrasts their current status. It also explains the consolidated...
A Tale of Two Cities
Article comparing Kansas City, Missouri, to Houston, Texas, in 1928, pointing out the following prominent urban features of Kansas City: one first-class Union Station, one beautiful war memorial, 550,000...
A Toy Store's Story: Brookside Toy and Science a Fixture For Many
December 5, 2007
Article that features the Brookside Toy and Science store located in the Brookside area at 330 W. 63rd Street, Kansas City, Missouri. The store is owned by Mary Jo and Jim Ward with Jim's mother buying...
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