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Van Horn, Robert T
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Susan Jezak Ford
James M Greenwood
Ford, Susan Jezak
"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....
"Black Capitalism" as Negro Hope
April 30, 1968
Biographical article about Booker T. Washington and his statements from around the turn of the 20th century about "black capitalism" being re-popularized by the Richard Nixon administration in the late...
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
1909 Glidden Tour
July 31, 2009
Articles reporting on the 1909 "Annual Reliability Tour of the American Automobile Association" or "Glidden Tour," which ended in Kansas City on July 30, 1909. The articles include illustrations, tour...
44 Years Prelate, Bishop Hogan Dies
Photo and obituary for Bishop John Hogan (~1830-1913), a native of Ireland and a Catholic bishop for 44 years in Kansas City, becoming a priest in 1852 and later Kansas City's first resident bishop.
7 Former Mayors at Van Horn Home
File containing a biographical article about the "picnic at the home of Colonel Robert T. Van Horn at [his home at the] Evanston [railway station in Independence] in honor of Kansas City's most distinguished...
A Chinaman's Obsequies
Large traditional Chinese funeral for laundryman How Ah Hing with banners, red flags, Chinese orchestra, etc.
A Famous Theosophist: Countess Wachtmeister Pays a Visit to Kansas City
Portrait and biographical article about Constance Georgine Louise de Bourbel de Montjucon, or "Countess Wachtmeister, of Sweden, the famous Theosophist" "widely known as one of the disciples and the intimate...
A Faulty Petition
February 6, 1891
Biographical article about William Peake, former city treasurer of Kansas City indicted in court for embezzling city funds with his "bondsmen."
A Prominent Contractor and Builder of Kansas City
Short article about local builder Wallace Love. He came to Kansas City in 1879 and was at one time Superintendent of Buildings of Kansas City. Buildings he has erected include: Fairfax Arms Apartments,...
A Wonderful City: Such Was the Verdict of the All-American Delegates
Story about the tour by delegates from Central and South America of Kansas City by street railways, including an in-depth inspection of the Consolidated Kansas City Smelting & Refining Company in the Argentine...
Albert T. Reid, Artist and Business Man
Portrait, illustrations (by Reid), and biographical article about Albert Reid, a cartoon artist and business man in Topeka, Kansas. Born in Concordia, Kansas, in 1873 and becoming an illustrator for the...
An Old Timer Sadly Recalls Gay Days of Tap Room Fame
June 4, 1928
An unidentified "old timer" reminisces about a tap room located in the basement of the Hotel Baltimore. The bar was reportedly visited by such dignitaries as boxer John L. Sullivan, politician William...
And They Came to the "Heart of America"
List of several other firsts in Kansas City, including the first lawyer, Robert T. Van Horn, the first physician, Isaac M. Ridge, and the first settlement in Jackson County, Fort Osage, in 1808.
Biographical article about Annie McKeene, a Rebel woman guerrilla serving with William Quantrill before joining a Catholic order.
Appreciation by "The Journal"
Article reprinted from the Kansas City Journal shedding a positive light on the Club's work.
Babe Clouts Out Longest Hit Ever Made in Minor League Park
October 14, 1924
Photos and information about a benefit baseball game held at Muehlebach Field on October 13, 1924, where Babe Ruth was reported to have belted the "longest hit ever made in a minor league park."
Battle of Randolph, Missouri, July 1861
File contains an article about the history of the town of Randolph, Missouri, about three miles from Harlem, Missouri, just across the Missouri River from Kansas City, Missouri. Reference to previous articles...
Beastly Benders: Detectives May Abandon the Pursuit and Give the Gang a Rest
Article about the executions of four members of the Bender family of Kansas, including Kate Bender, for murder, giving a brief history of their killings and suspicious actions since 1877 and including...
One page of biography about Berenice Chouteau (1801-1880) excerpted from her obituary in the Kansas City Journal, on page iv of the McCoy scrapbook, on the roll together with information about the City...
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