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Nettie Thompson Grove
John F Gregory
Floyd C Shoemaker
2007 Charlotte Street Foundation Awards
Article lists 2007 Charlotte Street Foundation Award winners with brief biographies and color reproductions of their work. Artists are: Cody Critcheloe, Jessica Kincaid, Emily Sall, and James Trotter.
2008 Civil War Guide--Museums and Mansions
List of Missouri museums and mansions relative to the Civil War.
20th Century Looks, 21st Century Livability
Article with photographs of exterior and interior rooms of a 7,000-square-foot, three-story house built in 1912 in Hyde Park. Owners are Allan and Carol Hallquist. Address is not given.
25 Year Member Retires
File containing a newsletter article with a review of Merrill Toms's career as a librarian and administrator upon his retirement in 1994.
25th Anniversary Issue
Entire issue of the magazine celebrating its 25th anniversary, with photos and chronology of environmental conservation in Missouri, starting in 1937.
28 Years of Cable Cars in Kansas City
Article about the history and unique facts about cable cars and street railways other than the electric type in Kansas City, detailing each company, with photos.
29 Under 30
Young prominent Kansas Citians.
30 Sunny Summers
Short article with several photos about the recreational activities and camps provided for children by the Rotary Club in Kansas City, beginning in 1924.
30 Years behind the Bar with Willie Grandison 30 Years behind the Bar with
Brief article describing the career of Willie Grandison, a bartender at the American Restaurant since 1974. Grandison is the only original staff member of the restaurant, and has served famous personalities...
31st and Prospect Six Months Later: A Special Report on How Things Stand after April's Riots
Interviews of residents of the 31st Street and Prospect Avenue neighborhood with commentary about the aftermath of the 1968 race riots in that area and in Kansas City in general, with photos and first-hand...
33-Year-Old Railroad President
Biographical article about William Deramus III, with photo and description of his life and career, at age 33 becoming president of the Chicago Great Western Railway Company after an apprenticeship under...
35 Years to Finish Job
Photos and biographical article about Daniel MacMorris, a painter starting out in Kansas City as a sculptor in 1908 of gargoyles on "the tunnel of love at the old Electric Park at 47th and Woodland" Avenues....
3605 Gillham to Undergo Complete Restoration
Article contains news of the sale for restoration of the 3605 Gillham Road house previously designated for a parking lot site.
4 Generations--The Shawhan Distillery
Photo and article about the Holladay distillery in Weston, Missouri, established in 1856 by the Holladay family and bought by the Shawhan family in around 1900, with a photo of the "Shawhan distillery...
Article with tables showing Kansas City's national ranking in population as number 15, only 1,658 behind Cincinnati, Ohio.
40% More Streets Flushed
Article with photos about the increased efficiency through bigger trucks in street cleaning.
46 Years Ago in Life: Once a Queen, Always a Queen
Photos and biographical article about Joanne Warren, former 16-year-old queen of the 1945 "annual ball of the junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, a tradition in Kansas City since 1917. Review of the...
50 Years for Bennett Schneider on Plaza
Started in 1929 and now listed as one of the top bookstores in the country. Visited by such famous writers as Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, and Andre Maurois.
50 Years of Death, Betrayal, and Song
Brief article describing the 50th season of the Lyric Opera and plans for the move to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Also described is recently purchased 30,000-square-foot building that...
50 Years of Goodwill. ..and Four of the Many Lives It Has Brightened
History of the organization and brief profiles of some workers.
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