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Park and Boulevard Sys...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Charlotte R White
The Scream Machines
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.
The Public Life of a Private Woman
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...
The Provisional Government of Nebraska Territory and the Journals of William Walker
One paragraph about the death in 1859 of Captain Joseph Parks, chief of the Shawnee Indians, questioning his ethnic origins.
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),...
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....
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...
The Park System of Kansas City, Mo.
Article strewn with photos and maps of views and different spots in the park system.
The Park and Boulevard System of Kansas City, Missouri--Souvenir
Includes map of Greater Kansas City and numerous photos of parks and boulevards.
The Northeast Incident
Article about ethnic juvenile gangs competing over territory around Garrison and Columbus Parks in the Northeast Residential District.
The New Old
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...
The Kaw as a "Recreation Corridor"
Discusses the current state of the Kansas River and its use for recreational purposes.
The Journey Back to Winwood Beach
History of the development of the Winnwood Beach mural now hanging in the Clay County Courthouse Annex Building and the accompanying display case of photos and mementos. The mural was painted by Phil Stake...
The Hole Story
History of Silver Dollar City, an amusement park designed in the 1950s as "a replica of an old fashioned, Ozark town atop" a cave, and opened in 1960. Description and photos of its attractions, including...
The Happy Warrior
Article about buildings around Hyde Park.
The Grove, Public Bath House
Postcard of Public Bath House at The Grove park
The Grove, Playing Baseball
July 5, 1915
Distant view of boys playing baseball on the lawns at the Grove in Kansas City, Missouri. Bathhouse building is visible in background.
The Grove, Bathing Pool
Postcard of Bathing Pool and Bath House at The Grove park
The Grove Park
Description of the 11.33-acre park acquired in 1898, between Truman Road, Benton Boulevard, Benton Plaza, and Chestnut Street, with photos, drawing, and history.
The Greatest of Expositions
Description of the mostly demolished temporary amusement park structures of the 1904 World's Fair at Saint Louis, including Festival Hall, the original Ferris Wheel, the Missouri Building, the Floral Clock,...
The Good Buy, Good Time Place
Fresh fruits and vegetables, etc., on sale at the City Market.
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