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19th Century School Awaits Restoration
December 25, 2006
Article detailing the work of a restoration group working to convert the Benjamin Banneker School building in Parkville, Missouri, into a museum. Benjamin Banneker was a one-room, segregated school for...
All the Time in High
Photo and biographical article about Reverend William Quayle (1860-1924), a former minister and college teacher and president. Native of Parkville, Missouri becoming a language professor and president...
Argentine Dining on the Missouri
February 1, 2005
Piropos Restaurant in Parkville, Missouri, is one of the few Argentinean restaurants in Missouri. Piropos loosely translated from Spanish means ''poetic compliments.''
Artist, Full Circle
March 15, 2009
Profile of Kansas City area artist Andrzej Zielinski who has received national acclaim for his contemporary paintings of cell phones, laptops, and other high-tech devices. A native of Parkville, Missouri,...
Barn Players Theater Group
Clippings about the Barn Players in Johnson County, a 1970 Summer Playbill for "The Barn Players," and article "Born in a Barn," about the Bell Road Barn Players in Parkville, Missouri, that began in 1954....
Beautiful Location: Parkville
Short article about the community of Parkville, Missouri, located north of the Missouri River and northeast of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Includes mention of magazines who find Parkville to be one...
Black and Educated
February 10-16, 2012
First article in a series focusing on African-American education. Article discusses the Banneker School, opened in 1885, and located at 8th and West streets in Parkville, Missouri. The community of Parkville,...
Blacks in Platte County: a Long Journey
African Americans arrived in Platte County at the same time as whites. In 1849 there were 2,781 taxpayers and 2,034 slaves. Article touches on the lives of slaves and on Banneker School and the Second...
Bruce Watkins Dies after Long Fight with Cancer
Photos and obituary for Bruce Watkins, "56, a longtime community leader and co-founder of Freedom, Inc.," dying on September 14, 1980. "[F]ormer city councilman [for the third district in 1963 and for...
Citizens Historical Association: Biographical Data of Kansas Citians Index
Biographical sketch of Dr. Ralph Coffey, a surgeon born in Parkville, Missouri, in 1899, becoming a doctor in 1926.
Colonel George S. Park
Photo and biographical article about Colonel George Park (1811-1890), founder of Park College in Parkville, Missouri, in 1875 (celebrating its 50th anniversary in 1925). Description of his life and career...
April 18, 1905
One paragraph of biography about Edward Breen, the postmaster at Weston, Missouri, and deputy comptroller of Saint Joseph in the 1890s, originally from Kentucky and dying in 1925 near Parkville, Missouri....
Effort to Restore School Revitalized
May 3, 2009
Before her death in 2004, Lucille Douglass worked to restore the Benjamin Banneker School in Parkville, one of the first schools built for black students in Platte County. The project languished, but the...
Flood Heads This Way
June 8, 2011
Residents of Parkville, Missouri, piled up sandbags in preparation of flood waters that could surpass the records set in the 1993 flood. Includes a sidebar "Flood Forecast" which has a map and figures...
Flood of Uncertainty Washes Over KC
June 24-30, 2011
Article concerning the impending flood waters from the Missouri River which could affect some metro area businesses. Discussion of the contributing factors of the flooding and a map that details the dams...
Parkville, Missouri, looking northwest.
Photos, illustrations, and information on Gale Stockwell (ca. 1907-1983), a water color painter of Kansas City and surrounding area scenery (mostly Clay and Platte Counties), with residence at 712 Northeast...
George S. Park
File containing a flyer or brochure with photos and information on the Museum of Park College, "the first museum in the Parkville area" and the former residence of Colonel George Shepard Park, or George...
Greater Kansas City
Street map of Kansas City and surrounding area including Wyandotte and Johnson counties in Kansas, Parkville, Liberty, and Belton; maps of downtown, Blue Springs inset. Includes insets showing major streets...
Hearst Kidnappers Silent for 6th Day: False Alarm
Notice about an unfounded report of a gas station attendant in Parkville, Missouri, spotting a woman "resembling Miss Patricia Hearst, kidnaped newspaper heiress" and daughter of William Randolph Hearst,...
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