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Daniel J Martin
Martinez Highlights Bus Rides in Metro Chronicles
January 18-24, 2007
Artist Adolfo Martinez incorporates Hispanic themes into his work, often with a humerous twist. Martinez' series of pen and ink drawings, 'Metro Chronicles', chronicles his observations in riding KCATA....
Internal Revenue Specialist
January 31, 1975
File containing a photo and biographical article about Lovia Riding, "an Internal Relations specialist in the Kansas City Service Center of the Internal Revenue Service, 2306 E. Bannister Road" and a native...
Henry Claude Hays
Obituary for Henry Claude Hays, or Henry Hays, a former tailor for 50 years in Downtown hotels, dying at the age of 84, with a description of his grandfather, Amazon Hays, a rider of mule-drawn streetcars...
The Last Cowboy
Article about the large "undeveloped" tract of land surrounded by shopping centers in South Kansas City, used at least until 1980 as a riding stables.
Making KC More Bike-Friendly
May 6, 2007
Article discusses Kansas City bicyclists and the challenges they face in the city. A new program, Bike Escorts, matches volunteer experienced bike riders with novices to show them the ropes of riding in...
A Lost Legacy
May 7, 2006
African American jockeys once dominated the sport of horse racing and won the Kentucky Derby 15 of the first 28 times it was run. Lonnie Clayton was an early African American jockey from Kansas City, winning...
Kansas City--An Illustrated Review of Its Progress and Importance
Description of the riding horse providing business of the Board of Trade Livery, Boarding & Sales Stables at 117 West 5th Street.
Man Cleaning Stockyards, Kansas City Area
Man spraying water from a large hose near another man riding a tractor-type vehicle at livestock pens. Handwritten in pencil on the back of photo are the words: "Cleaning pen before another feeding."
Women atop Parade Float
Women representing various U.S. states riding atop a float sponsored by the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce during an unidentified parade. Side of float reads: "Host . . . Midwest Major League Baseball."...
Men Riding Stationary Bicycles
Two men riding stationary bicycles. Handwritten note on back of photograph reads: "In the police gym."
Indians in Parade
Exterior view of a group of four Indian chiefs mounted and riding together down a city street in what appears to be a parade. Written on the back of the photograph: I got this from Medford. These are 4...
Sculpture At Royal Displays Girls' Bond
November 19, 2003
Ashley Curl and Ashley Sprouse both loved horses and competed at the American Royal. They were killed in a car accident on August 26, 2001. A bronze sculpture depicting the girls riding together and titled...
William E. Emery Is Dead
October 12, 1912
Article reports the death on October 11, 1912, of William E. Emery, "senior member of the firm of Emery, Bird, Thayer." Emery died suddenly of heart disease while riding a train from Jersey City to his...
October 16, 2005
Article profiles Kansas City artist Adolfo Martinez. Martinez, whose parents immigrated from Mexico City and met on Kansas City's West Side, draws and describes characters he has met while riding the bus...
Broadway Bridge Dedication Ceremonies
September 5, 1956
H. Roe Bartle, Patricia Wilkinson, and unidentified man riding in an open car during dedication ceremonies.
Riding the Missouri Mules
Article describing the train ride on Amtrak from Kansas City to Saint Louis and the differences between the train mode of transportation from that of the automobile, with photos of the countryside and...
Riding to Hounds
Article and photographs celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Fort Leavenworth Hunt, a traditional foxhunting event.
History Student Edits Civil War Letter of Circuit Riding Methodist Preacher
Excerpts from an 1864 letter concerning observations of the Battle of Westport by Reverend James Griffing (1822-1882), "a pioneer Methodist preacher who rode a circuit in the eastern portion of Kansas...
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