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Nettie Thompson Grove
John F Gregory
Floyd C Shoemaker
. ..Presenting L. Russell Kelce: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Biographical article about L. Russell Kelce, "chairman of the Chicago Great Western Railroad." Raised in Pittsburg, Kansas and coming to Kansas City in 1931 "as vice president in charge of operations"...
. ..Presenting Louis S. Rothschild: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about Louis Rothschild, "chairman of the City Plan Commission," president of the Rothschild's & Sons clothing store, and a director of Community Studies, Incorporated.
. ..Presenting M. Lee Marshall: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about M. Lee Marshall, "America's Number One Baker, a transplanted Kansas Citian who is the country's largest buyer of flour" as "Chairman of the board of the Continental...
. ..Presenting Milton McGreevy: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about Milton McGreevy, head of Harris, Upham & Company, investment brokers since 1931, raised in Kansas City.
. ..Presenting R. B. Caldwell: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about Robert Breckenridge Caldwell, or Robert Caldwell, "chairman of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City." Native of Vandalia, Missouri coming...
. ..Presenting R. Crosby Kemper: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Biographical article about Rufus Crosby Kemper, Sr., or R. Crosby Kemper, Sr. (1892-1972), president of City National Bank and Trust Company of Kansas City (later United Missouri Bank) since taking over...
. ..Presenting Robert L. Mehornay: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
April 1, 1949
Photo and biographical article about Robert Mehornay, 61-year-old president of the Mehornay Furniture Company and former superintendent of the Kansas City School District. Born in Kansas City in 1888 and...
. ..Presenting Roy Roberts: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Biographical article about Roy Roberts, editor of the Kansas City Star newspaper at 18th and Grand Avenues. Born in Muscotah, Kansas in 1887 and raised in Lawrence, Kansas before becoming a reporter for...
. ..Presenting W. E. Bixby: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about Walter Bixby, or Ed Bixby, president of the Kansas City Life Insurance Company and head of the American Life Convention. Native of Illinois starting out as an oil worker...
. ..Presenting W. T. Grant: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about William Grant, or Tom Grant, president of the Business Men's Assurance Company with offices in the old B. M. A. Building across from Union Station. Native of Ohio raised...
...Presenting Albert R. Waters: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about Albert Waters, "1950 President of the Chamber of Commerce." Raised in Carthage, Missouri and becoming a civil engineer and co-founder of the Carter-Waters Corporation...
10 Questions for Tom Watson
Interview with Tom Watson, "the most successful professional golfer to come from Kansas City". Watson discusses his future, favorite career moments, and fellow professional golfers.
10 Questions with Will Matthews
Photo, interview, and biographical article about Will Matthews, a black jazz guitarist and native of Kansas City winning two Grammy Awards as "a member of the world renowned Count Basie Orchestra" of Kansas...
10 Restaurants That Still Matter
Brief article describing ten classic American restaurants, each deserving "everlasting respect." At number seven on the list is Arthur Bryant's of Kansas City, Missouri, "practically the Statue of Liberty...
100 Years in Kansas City
Images and article describing the histories of five Kansas City businesses over 100 years old. The article also includes a list of businesses 50 years old or more.
100 Years of Aviation
Entire issue of Gateway Heritage devoted to flight. Includes primary sources such as letters by the Wright brothers and Charles Lindbergh. Chapters are: How We Made The First Flight; To Octave Chanute,...
100 Years of History: The State Historical Society of Missouri Celebrates Its Centennial
Article about the history and collections of the State Historical Society of Missouri in Columbia on the society's centennial in 1998. Description of its vast holdings, including "the largest state newspaper...
1000 Acres Restricted, Country Club District: J. C. Nichols
Restricted to single residences only, ranging in value from $3,000 to $10,000 and up. Large lots and acre tracts with city conveniences. No monotonous repetition of the same design of houses.Ample parkways...
10,000 Public Enemies
Book review of "Ten Thousand Public Enemies" by Courtney Ryley Cooper about crime and prominent criminals (such as John Lazia, et al.) in Kansas City tracked by "the United States government, Division...
103 Years of History
March 16, 2002
Article that gives a short history of The Independent magazine. It was started in 1899 by George Creel and Arthur Grissom as a political magazine. Ten years later two women, Katherine Baxter and Clara...
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