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North Terrace Park
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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Charlotte R White
A New Zoo?
Article about management changes at the Kansas City Zoo. Faced with declining attendence and the threat of losing professional accreditation, the Zoo's management transferred from the Kansas City Parks...
A Post Card from Old Kansas City
A Postcard from Old Kansas City
Photo and history of Fairmount Park (established by Arthur Stilwell to promote his interurban railway between Kansas City and Independence), located at the eastern limit of Kansas City with the area's...
A Rose in Any Other Garden
April 30, 2006
Article features Sarajane S. Aber and her association with the Kansas City Rose Society. She has been a member of the organization for 30 years with 22 of those years as rose garden chairwoman. The society...
A Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion, and Lots of Political Clout
Discusses the details of the development of the Oz Theme Park by the Oz Entertainment Company, Incorporated, on the contaminated grounds of a former ammunitions plant.
A Stately and Serene Oasis in Kessler Park
February 13, 2011
A short description of the Colonnade and JFK Memorial in Kessler Park located at the intersection of Gladstone Boulevard and St. John Avenue. The Colonnade, designed by Henry Wright and possibly based...
A Story of the Development of the Parks and Recreation Department Published on the Occasion of Its Diamond Jubilee: 1892-1967
Listing of the various parks in the city in 1967 with photos, history, and descriptions.
A Treasure Leaves Town: Gertrude Keith a Force in Earliest Corridor Developments
Short review of Gertrude Keith's contributions to the city. Mayor Kay Barnes proclaimed April 27, 2003, as Gertrude Keith Day, and in May 2003, the Parks and Recreation Commission named the library/resource...
A Union Station Park
Short article about the favorable proposition to use the "land directly to the south of the new Union Station. ..for park purposes," and "that ample traffic ways to the east and to the west from the station...
A Water Experience. ..
Combination fountain and pool designed for children.
A World of Variety at Worlds of Fun
Review of the new Worlds of Fun amusement park, the third "major theme park" in Missouri, with photos.
Description of John Parks, "art instructor at the University of Kansas, who recently completed an elaborate decoration at Sidney's restaurant on Linwood boulevard." Description of his "mural depict[ing]...
Abstracts Collection Finding Aid
1832-1972 (bulk 1832-1890)
Assortment of abstracts, most of them for historical Kansas City areas, but a few are of other places. Documents are transcriptions or copies of transcriptions of the original documents. Abstracts include...
Adding Value to Kansas City Neighborhoods
August 16, 2009
A Star editorial about how private citizens, in particular Frank Uryasz, help to maintain city parks. Uryasz and his wife, Ann, have worked to improve Hyde Park, between 36th and 38th streets along Gillham...
Description with photos and history of Admiral Boulevard, part of the park and boulevard system, from Highland to Grand Avenue, 1.05 miles long, acquired in 1900.
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 69 with Outdoor Country Scenes, Lace, and Flowers
Scrapbook page containing nine advertising cards as follows:
1. Four cards are in the shape of a book, the front covers showing: a church in winter, a couple sitting on a bench, a woman in a field with...
Aerial View of Penn Valley Park
Aerial view looking north near 29th and Wyandotte. Shows military barracks south of Post Office and west of Saint Mary's Hospital.
Agency Nominee Backs Kansas Outdoors Tourism
January 14, 2011
Nominated by Gov. Sam Brownback as secretary of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Robin Jennison talks about his vision for promoting the "outdoors experience" in Kansas.
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...
Al Bohling, Former Star Writer, Dies
Photo and obituary of Atwell L. "Al" Bohling, or Atwell Bohling, "former editorial writer for 'The Kansas City Star,' dying at the age of 78, starting with "'The Kansas City Times in 1948 as a reporter."...
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