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Nettie Thompson Grove
John F Gregory
Floyd C Shoemaker
Missouri Civil War Events
Map of Civil War battles and other events in Missouri.
Country Club Plaza
Line drawing by J. Baldridge featuring three prominent views of the area.
The Lure of Downtown Living
Article describes the allure of living spaces in Kansas City's Downtown area, facilitated by the Downtown Neighborhood Association, organized in 2004.
The Road to Paradise
Article about early Missouri history by author Mary Alice Owen, or Mary Owen.
Wyandotte County, Kansas Sesquicentennial
Special 1859 sesquicentennial edition of "The Historical Journal of Wyandotte County" celebrating the 150th year anniversary of Wyandotte County, Wyandott City, and Quindaro City. Includes a timeline and...
Russell Patterson and the Lyric Opera: The Story Behind the Success
Biographic article about Russell Patterson and his founding of the Lyric Opera with Mort Walker in 1957. The old Rockhill Theater was the first home of the Lyric and the first production, "La Boheme,"...
A New Day
"The 41st Symphony Designers' Showhouse Takes Aim at The National Spotlight." Two-page spread explains a new emphasis for the Designers' Showhouse. Karen Mills, a radio show host, interior designer and...
1904 Saint Louis World's Fair
File containing a magazine or book excerpt with several large photos and captions from scenes at the 1904 Saint Louis World's Fair, including the Administration Building, Machinery Hall, the California...
Carleton Family Letters
File containing two photostatic copies of letters written in 1840 and 1855 about the hardships during the settlement of the Carleton family and Benton family in Henry County, Missouri, starting in the...
The First Shawnee Methodist Mission
Article describes the history of the Methodist Missions in Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in Kansas.
Where's the Beef: Kansas Cow Towns
Article describes historic cattle towns and forts in Kansas. Towns profiled are Caldwell, Wichita, Newton, Abilene, Ellsworth, and Dodge City.
Industry Outlook: Building and Construction
Articles pertaining to the building and construction industry as well as a report of a meeting held in March of more than 25 of Kansas City's top contractors, insurers, architects, labor leaders, and attorneys....
Battle of Westport
See index heading "Battle of Westport" for references in the magazine.
Prominent Kansas City Business Women
Pictured are a group of five business women from Kansas City. They include: Mrs. A. Na Pier-Ripley of the Na Pier Studio, Miss S.B Gilbert, manager of Emery, Bird, Thayer Tea Room, Mrs. Blanche S. Mitchell...
Unto the Second Generation
Includes descendants of notable people in the history of Kansas City. Pictured are: Fred Bullene of the Kansas City Star, third son of T.C. Bullene; George Creel, editor of the Independent; Mrs. Smith...
Information on James McBride, senior vice-president and director of Barret, Fitch, North & Company, "one of [the] largest investment organizations in [the] Midwest" in 1966. Description of his life and...
Adding Dynamic Design to a Downtown Project
Highlights of 360 Architecture and its work with the new JE Dunn headquarters on Locust between 11th and 10th streets. Gives descriptions of design and innovative uses or materials, like the flooring which...
File contains a paper about the history of the Madison School, starting as Mount Auburn School (or Mt. Auburn School) in 1886 "in a one room frame building on the west side of Wyandotte Street between...
William Creekmore: King of the Oklahoma Bootleggers
Biographical article about William J. Creekmore, a notorious bootlegger and self-proclaimed "Whiskey King." The son of a rancher, Creekmore was born in 1871 in Lamar, Mo. He later became wealthy investing...
Friends of Democracy
Information about L. M. Birkhead, national director of the Friends of Democracy, Incorporated, a national anti-fascist organization in the 1930s and 1940s with national headquarters in the Fidelity Building...
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