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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Charlotte R White
The Firm of Hare & Hare and the Art of Landscape Architecture
Photos, maps, illustrations, and article about the Kansas City landscape architecture and city planning firm of Hare & Hare made up of Sid Hare (1860-1938) and his son J. Herbert Hare (1888-1960). Designers...
Resources to Explore: Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site
Photos, map, and article about the Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site "located in northeastern Clay County [Missouri] approximately 30 miles north of Kansas City near the communities...
A New Building at Watkins Mill
Article describing the preservation of and additions to the antebellum Watkins Mill site "located a few miles north of Kansas City, Missouri," as well of the operations of the mill's wool production, with...
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
Article about the history of the Ha Ha Tonka State Park area, just outside Camdenton, Missouri, "tucked away in the Lake of the Ozarks," with photos of the ruins of the Ha Ha Tonka castle and waterfront....
Eva Barnhardt [sic] Gray Reminisces: Before Penn Valley Was a Park It Meant Homes and Businesses
Reminiscences about early businesses and homes, including that of the interviewee's father, J. C. Burkhardt, a grocer.
Jazz: Hot and Cool
Description of the jazz scene in Kansas City between 1918 and 1976.
Cinema and the Kansas/Plains Past
Article is a survey of recent and past films that detail Kansas and Great Plains history in some way. "This year's selection of films vary in subject matter from those about territorial Kansas and Westerns...
Penn Valley Park
Participants in Spanish costume at a Playground Area Fair in Penn Valley Park.
Planning and Planting of Our Parks and Boulevard System, The
This article gives an overview of the history of the development of the park and boulevard system in Kansas City starting in the late nineteenth century, including the people who made it happen. Illustrations...
The Planning and Planting of Our Parks and Boulevard System
Photos and article about the planning and planting of the Kansas City park and boulevard system, with origins in 1872 and official start in 1892 and promotion and design by George Kessler (landscape architect),...
Before Bleeding Kansas: Christian Missionaries, Slavery, and the Shawnee Indians in Pre-Territorial Kansas, 1844-1854
Photos, illustrations, and comprehensive article about the early history of pre-territorial Kansas from 1844 to 1854. Discussion on several topics such as Christian Indian missions and missionaries, the...
Joseph Adair: Jackson County Pioneer
Story about the Jackson County Parks Department's dedication of Adair Park, "a new park to the community in honor of Joseph Adair [1828-1905] on June 24, 1931," the site of a former rock quarry. Biographical...
Masterpieces. ..See the Splendor Our State Parks Offer
Article about the "74 State Parks in Missouri," including caves, forests, prairies with buffalo, old mills, lakes, etc., visited by "nearly 15 million people" in 1990 and covering "alsmost 110,000 acres,"...
From the Silver City to Kansas City: August and Emma Meyer in Leadville and Beyond
In-depth article about August Meyer and his wife Emma, the smelting and refining businesses Meyer was part of, his role in the development of Leadville, Colorado, and his founding of the Kansas City Smelting...
Before Electric Park: A Promenade of Early Kansas City Area Amusement Parks
The early Kansas City area parks featured in this article include: (1) Washington Park which was located in Independence, Missouri, and opened on July 4, 1887; (2) Fairmount Park which was located in the...
Airlines in the United States, January 1, 1934
Map and names of airlines showing routes in 1934: American Airways; Eastern Air Transport; Kohler Aviation Corp.; National Parks Airways; Northwest Airways; Pan American Airways System; Pennsylvania Air...
Old Clay County Farm Advocated for State Park: Deserted Mill, School and Church Draw Eyes to Watkins Place
File containing an article about the proposed designation of the "the old Watkins farm in Washington township [of Jackson County]" for transformation "into a state park." History of the site back to its...
Concourse Fountain Design Accepted
Board of Parks and Recreation and a committee of Northeast citizens agree to design plan "B" for improvements to the Concourse Park fountain.
Citizens Question the Enviromental Effects of Oz Theme Park
Discusses residents' concerns regarding environmental clean-up of proposed Oz theme park.
Wilbur H. Dunn
Information about Dunn, the superintendant of the parks for many years.
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