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Ray, Mildred K
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Louis I Kaufman
1820-1970 (Bulk 1880-1...
Larrapin Lous & Bustin Babes For a Good Cause
October 10, 2012
Short article about an exhibition game that took place Oct. 15, 1927 at Muehlebach Field between teams managed by George Herman '"Babe" Ruth and "Larrapin" Lou Gehrig. The game was fundraiser for Mercy...
School's Legacy Marks Important Chapter in Northeast Church's History
October 15, 2008
Short article and postcard image of the Scarritt Bible and Training Institute. Established in 1890, the school for girls was located at Harris (now Norledge) and Askew avenues near the Melrose Methodist...
Scarritt Spring Rediscovered
October 22, 2003
Scarritt Spring ruins have been discovered and it is believed the spring was located belong Cliff Drive after Cliff Spring was developed above the road. David Remley, Brad Finch and Parks and Recreation...
Cure For What Ails Ya
October 5, 2011
Postcard image and short article about The Ralph Sanitarium in Kansas City, located at 529 Highland Street. The treatment center was founded by Dr. Benjamin Burroughs Ralph. According to the postcard advertisement,...
Kansas--The Centennial Year
First of a two-part series of articles with photos (of historical Kansas postcards) and description of the pre-Civil War history and centennial celebration of the state of Kansas in 1861.
A Visit with the "Postcard Lady": Postcard Lady Still Lives for Today
Photos and biographical article about Mildred Kittell Ray, or Mildred Ray (ca. 1895-1996), known as Mrs. Sam Ray in her articles in the Kansas City Star. The articles started about 1976 and depicted and...
Leaders in Our Town: Joyce Hall Proves Art Can Grow in a "Cow Town"
Postcards from State Avenue
September 1-7, 2005
In Pitch's second annual "road trip" in the Kansas City metro area, various authors describe points along State Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas and Wyandotte County. Historic locations described in the article...
The Chester Steams Through Missouri River's History
September 10, 2008
Postcard image and short article about the Chester steamboat and the Armour, Swift and Burlington Bridge. The Chester was owned by the Kansas City Transporation and Steamship Company and transported passengers...
KCK Flour Mill Was One of the Largest of Its Time
September 1, 2010
Postcard image and short article about the old Southwestern Milling Company plant near present-day 18th Street and Kansas Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas. The mill was built in 1913 along the banks of the...
Elks Building Gone but Lodge 26 Still Vibrant
September 21, 2011
Postcard image and short article about the old Elks Lodge, no. 26 building located at 7th & Grand streets. The brownstone building was designed by William Walters of Oshkosh, Wis., and served as the Wisconsin...
Racetrack's Legacy Endures - Even After Razing
September 24, 2008
Short article and postcard image of the old Kansas City-Smithville Racetrack in Smithville, Mo. The track was built in 1925 and featured mostly harness racing. Later automobile and motorcycle races were...
Torey Southwick and Ol' Gus
September 28, 2005
In the "Postcards of Historic Northeast" column in this issue is featured a postcard of Torey Southwick holding his puppet, Ol' Gus. They were on Kansas City afternoon television from the late 1950s to...
Building Stands the Test of Time and Redevelopment
September 3, 2008
Postcard image and short article on the Kansas City Power and Light building, located at 14th Street and Walnut. Completed in 1931, the 31-story building was designed by local architects Hoit, Price and...
Innovative Trucks Drove Kansas City's Economy
September 9, 2009
Advertising photo postcard and description of the Kansas City Auto Truck Co. (1428 Holmes St.) The image shows delivery trucks manufactured by the company for Kansas City businesses including the Kansas...
Treasures from The Collections
World's Fair objects from the Missouri Historical Society collections, highlighted by the museum curators.
Native American Photography
The Spring 2011 issue is dedicated to Native American photography, focusing on Horace Poolaw, one of the first American Indian professional photographers in the early twentieth century. Articles included...
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