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141. Thomas H. Swope Memorial Thomas H. Swope Memorial View looking west from Thomas H. Swope Memorial located in Swope Park. The Swope Park Lagoon is visible below the Memorial.

142. This Year's PIAC Picks Benefit Parks This Year's PIAC Picks Benefit Parks June 18, 2003 PIAC stands for Public Improvements Advisory Committee and their recommendations have been approved by the City Council. Parks will benefit in the Northeast area including improvements to Cliff Drive,...

143. Things Looking Up at This Park Things Looking Up at This Park June 1, 2010 Description of Kansas City's newly opened "Green Roof" park. The half-acre public park sits six stories high atop the Consentino's Market parking garage at 13th and Main streets. It can accomodate up to...

144. They Stood Their Ground To Make KC a Better Place They Stood Their Ground To Make KC a Better Place January 8, 2007 Article recalls some of the efforts made by African Americans in the 1950s and 1960s to integrate restaurants, theaters, work places and amusement parks like Fairyland Park. Most were young adults or teenagers...

145. The Spring Valley Park that Once Was The Spring Valley Park that Once Was March 27, 2013 Postcard image of and short article about the Spring Valley Park, located between 28th St., and Woodland Ave., and 29th St., and Brooklyn Ave. With several natural springs and a lake, the area was a popular...

146. The Spring on Cliff Drive The Spring on Cliff Drive 1940 Unidentified girls at the Spring on Cliff Drive.

147. The Spring on Cliff Drive The Spring on Cliff Drive 1989 The Spring on Cliff Drive, after its transformation into a waterfall.

148. The Spring on Cliff Drive The Spring on Cliff Drive 1989 Full frontal view of the Spring, located on Cliff Drive, before renovation and transformation into a waterfall.

149. The Spring on Cliff Drive The Spring on Cliff Drive 1940 Unidentified girls at the Spring on Cliff Drive.

150. The Shawnee Indians: Their Customs, Traditions, and Folk-Lore [and] Captain Joseph Parks, Shawnee Indian The Shawnee Indians: Their Customs, Traditions, and Folk-Lore [and] Captain Joseph Parks, Shawnee Indian Chief 1908 Photos and articles about the traditions of the Shawnee Indians and their leaders such as Chief Charles Bluejacket and Captain Joseph Parks of Kansas.

151. The Scream Machines The Scream Machines June//1980 Article about the new Orient Express roller coaster at Worlds of Fun amusement park, comparing it to other amusement park roller coasters of the past.

152. The Public Life of a Private Woman The Public Life of a Private Woman July/21/1991 Biographical article about Sheila Kemper Dietrich, a community activist in Kansas City and daughter of banker R. Crosby Kemper, with photos and descriptions of her activities as parks commissioner, rape...

153. The Provisional Government of Nebraska Territory and the Journals of William Walker The Provisional Government of Nebraska Territory and the Journals of William Walker 1899 One paragraph about the death in 1859 of Captain Joseph Parks, chief of the Shawnee Indians, questioning his ethnic origins.

154. The Planning and Planting of Our Parks and Boulevard System The Planning and Planting of Our Parks and Boulevard System Spring//2001 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),...

155. The Pins Are In! The Pins Are In! August 25, 2004 Kessler Park now has a disc golf course after its supporters spent the last four years meeting with Parks and Recreation, PIAC representatives, neighborhood associations and other businesses and supporters....

156. The Passing of Forest Park The Passing of Forest Park October 4, 1912 Forest Park was opened May 30, 1903, by Col. John D. Hopkins, manager of Forest Park Highlands in St. Louis. Ten acres of wooded land were leased four blocks east of the east end of the Independence Avenue...

157. The Park System of Kansas City, Mo. The Park System of Kansas City, Mo. December//1916 Article strewn with photos and maps of views and different spots in the park system.

158. The Park and Boulevard System of Kansas City, Missouri--Souvenir The Park and Boulevard System of Kansas City, Missouri--Souvenir //1920 Includes map of Greater Kansas City and numerous photos of parks and boulevards.

159. The Northeast Incident The Northeast Incident September//1980 Article about ethnic juvenile gangs competing over territory around Garrison and Columbus Parks in the Northeast Residential District.

160. The New Old The New Old March 2012 In addition to describing the "modern" homes built around mid-20th-century in the Kansas City area, pictures feature a home designed by Marcel Breuer in 1954; the octagonal shaped Bruce Goff home on Cherry...