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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Floyd C Shoemaker
David W Eaton
"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....
''Better off in Hell'': The Evolution of the Kansas Red Legs
May 1, 2002
Comprehensive article covering the various border warfare groups along the Kansas-Missouri border during the Civil War. Includes names as Jim Lane, Charles Jennison, William S. Tough, John L. "Jack" Bridges,...
November 1, 1965
12th Street was formerly known as Ottawa Street. George Fuller Green and Calvin Manon found this information shown on an old 1863 plat map in November 1965, with the city's numbered streets originally...
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
1840 Kansas City Map
Reprint of Father Nicolas Point's 1840 map, from a Kansas City Times article entitled "Earliest Map of Kansas City," depicting the locations of the homes of his parishioners, in the area of the West Bottoms,...
A Brief History of Old Westport
Originally published in The Kansas City Star in March 1933, this is part three, the conclusion. It states that "by the early 40's the number of residents had grown to 2,500, and by 1848 or 1849 Westport's...
A Brief History of the Six Mile Territory
This article was first printed in the Six Mile Baptist Cookbook. It gives the early history of the area, including notes about the Osage Indians, Fort Osage, Sibley, and what took place in the "six-mile"...
A Few Interesting Facts About Kansas City Streets
Article looks at some Kansas City streets that run east-west as well as some north-south streets and gives the names today compared to the names used in early Kansas City. Also included in the article...
A Home District Beautiful
Photos, architectural drawings, and article about the Country Club District of Kansas City, with details of its beauty and design and history, including an interview with "J. C. Nichols, designer and builder...
A KC Landmark Goes Overlooked
April 21, 2015
Article marking the 100th year of the Hotel Muehlebach at 12th and Baltimore. First opened in May 1915 on the former site of the old First Baptist Church, the 500-room, 12-story, $2 million hotel quickly...
A Storied History Amid Hoopla
March 13, 2005
The Big 12 college basketball tournament plays its last game March 13, 2005, in Kemper Arena. The arena has seen 31 years of use and such events as the 1976 Republican National Convention and big names...
A Street Walker's Guide to Kansas City
Thorough article on the variety of street names in Kansas City, with their origins, including discarded street names, as well as associated neighborhoods, buildings, and people.
AC32 Cox Family Collection Finding Aid
The Cox Family Collection contains documents, photographs, and other materials related to the lives, careers, and community activities of Henley L. Cox and his wife Mayme G. Cox Motley.
Collection of the "gold mine of errors" in a book review about the Platte River Road with several mistaken references to pioneer Kansas City and Westport names and places, including the name of Westport...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 2 with Hands and Flowers
Scrapbook page containing eight small advertising or calling cards arranged around one larger central card. The central card shows a man bowing and a woman curtsying as they are introduced. It says: "Geo....
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 46 with Calling Cards
Scrapbook page containing four advertising cards and ten calling cards. The advertising cards each show a woman or child. The names on the calling cards are under a flap with images of flowers and hands...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 47 with Calling Cards
Scrapbook page containing four advertising cards and ten calling cards. The advertising cards each show a woman or child; one woman holds a cat, one child reads, one child carries a box. The names on the...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 56 with Children
Scrapbook page containing nine advertising cards showing the following:
1. An African American man holding a duck and basket. Card says: "Chas. E. Marsh, Printer & Stationer, Greenville, N. H."
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 74 with Calling Cards
Scrapbook page containing 12 calling cards with images of flowers, hands, and doves or pigeons. Each image is on a flap which lifts up to reveal a name. Names include: Harry F. Hively, Anna M. White, Grace...
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