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1. A History of Kansas City, Mo.: Her Business, Population, Natural Resources, and Inducements to Manufactures A History of Kansas City, Mo.: Her Business, Population, Natural Resources, and Inducements to Manufactures and Capitalists 1873 Short entry for the fairgrounds, detailing its attendances, among other general entries about Kansas City.

2. A Postcard from Old Kansas City A Postcard from Old Kansas City November/9/1968 Photo and article about the Elm Ridge Race Track, in operation from 1904 to 1906 "a block east of the Paseo between Fifty-ninth and Sixty-third streets," closed because of the ban on gambling and next...

3. Auto Speedway Built under Difficulties Auto Speedway Built under Difficulties November//1922 Story with drawings and photos about the construction of a new speedway for car races.

4. Autoparade to Open Speedway September 16 Autoparade to Open Speedway September 16 August/29/1922 Announcement of the opening of Kansas City's new (in 1922) automobile racetrack at 91st and Holmes Roads, costing $500,000 and to be attended by 60,000 people.

5. Blue Hills Club Opened Blue Hills Club Opened June/12/1913

6. Burned Rubber, Shared Memories Burned Rubber, Shared Memories November 28, 2011 The Kansas City International Raceway at 82nd Street and Noland Road was purchased by the city for a park. It has been the home track for the American Hot Rod Association.

7. Crowd a Racetrack Crowd a Racetrack circa 1930s Crowd of specators at unidentified dirt race track.

8. Do You Remember the Kansas City Speedway? Do You Remember the Kansas City Speedway? April 9, 1973 The Kansas City Speedway was built by Jack Prince and Art Pillsbury at 94th and Holmes Road. The floor of the track was made of 2 x 4's laid on edge; over a million feet of lumber were used. It was 1.25...

9. Elm Ridge Race Track Elm Ridge Race Track May/18/1937 Article about the Elm Ridge Race Track.

10. Elm Ridge Race Track Elm Ridge Race Track n.d. Folder contains a racing card entitled "Special Racing", Elm Ridge, Friday, September 27. The vertical files in this collection were formerly a part of the department's regular vertical files.

11. Elm Ridge Race Track Elm Ridge Race Track

12. Elm Ridge Race Track Elm Ridge Race Track Postcard of Elm Ridge Race Track and Clubhouse

13. Erosion at Kansas Speedway Affects Surrounding Area Erosion at Kansas Speedway Affects Surrounding Area December/16-22/1999 Article detailing the problems caused by construction-based erosion at the site of the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas.

14. For Those Who Love Horse Racing For Those Who Love Horse Racing June//1969 Archives of local horse racing tales collected by 1870s horse racer William Mulkey and bequeathed to the author Albert Doerschuk.

15. Golf Shots Dropping on "Race Track" Recall Elm Ridge Days of Blue Hills Golf Shots Dropping on "Race Track" Recall Elm Ridge Days of Blue Hills July/28/1954 Article about the golf course's former days as a racetrack for horse racing, with photo and illustration.

16. Golf Where Horses Raced Golf Where Horses Raced September/2/1959 History of the grounds starting in 1904 as a horse racetrack and later becoming a golf course of Blue Hills Country Club.

17. Horse Race Horse Race September/1/1859

18. Horse Race Horse Race circa 1930s Horse race in progress at unidentified track.

19. Horse Racing Preceded Casino in Riverside Horse Racing Preceded Casino in Riverside September-December 2013

20. Horse Racing Sometimes Slow Getting out of the Gate Horse Racing Sometimes Slow Getting out of the Gate January/2/1985 Photos, caption, and article about the history of horse racing in the Kansas City area, with a complete caption about the Riverside Park Jockey Club, run illegally by the Pendergast machine.