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U.s Geological Survey
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Rand, Mcnally & co
The Leaning Tower of Waldo
November 1, 1975
History of the Waldo Water Tower at 75th and Holmes Roads, built in 1920, and 134 feet high.
The Kansas City Park System and Its Effect on the City Plan
Description of the design of the system by the author, Kessler.
The Judge Highway Map of Kansas
Kansas map showing highways. Includes list of counties and population counts for 1910, 1920, and 1930 as well as population of cities and towns.
The Importance of Travel Routes of Missouri
Thesis toward a master's degree from the University of Notre Dame about the overland trails and roads in the history of Missouri and their "significance in the history of the nation, especially the history...
The House at 420 East 44th Street (Including the History of the 40 Acre Tract upon Which It Stands) and William R. Nelson, Real Estate Developer of the Area
History of the 40 acre tract site of the house at 420 East 44th Street, developed by William R. Nelson as sections of Kenwood and Hyde Park Residential Districts. Photos, maps, and information on the area...
The Fort Leavenworth-Fort Gibson Military Road and the Founding of Fort Scott
May 1, 1942
Article gives the history of the establishment of the military road from Fort Snelling to Louisiana, with emphasis on the portion between Fort Leavenworth and Fort Gibson in Oklahoma. The whole route was...
The Falcon: Van Horn High School
Photos and history of Van Horn High School, opened in 1955 at Arlington and Truman Roads on the site of the former "Van Horn Mansion [residence of Colonel Robert Van Horn, a former mayor and journalist],...
The Columbia-Providence Plank Road
In 1850 the means of transportation in Missouri were dirt roads and river travel. River traffic was slow and dangerous at this time and dirt roads were often muddy and unusable. So the idea of plank roads...
The Best Historical Landmark: The Amazing Miss Louisa
In-depth article about the historical significance of the home at 83rd and State Line Roads, and its resident, Louisa Johnston, the great-granddaughter of Alexander Majors, "Kansas City's first millionaire"...
The Best Chicken This Side of Salina
Article about chicken specialty restaurants: Boots & Coates at 103rd and Wornall Roads and Stroud's at 85th and Troost Avenues.
Texas County, Missouri
Map of Texas County in Missouri showing townships, towns, section lines, roads, and railroads.
Tap Is Tops with Waldo Teacher
Photo and biographical article about Betty Tillotson, "a dance teacher in Southtown" for 40 years. Raised in Kansas City, Kansas and founding in 1977 "the non-profit Kansas City Tap and Musical Comedy...
View of tree lined road and a railway track at the bottom of the picture. Identified on the back: "Swope tract, 1915, Rev. F.M. Smith, Independence."
Swing Presents Tom Veatch: The Man of the Month
Photo, illustrations, and biographical article about Tom Veatch, founding partner of the Black & Veatch engineering firm with residence at State Park and Belinder Roads. Born in Illinois in 1886 and coming...
Sunset Hill School
Article describing the former home of J. W. Aylor, "soon to be the permanent home of the Sunset Hill School," with illustration, at the northwest corner of 51st and Wornall Roads, built in 1912 by Shepard,...
Suggested Location of Inter-Regional Highways: Greater Kansas City
Report prepared by the City Plan Commission of Kansas City in 1943 covering the suggested locations of interregional highways in the area. The report covers the following topics: types of traffic using...
Suburban Trolley Lines
Three interurban electric lines are projected to open in Kansas City and the vicinity. The Kansas City & Leavenworth, the Kansas City, Lawrence & Topeka, and the Interurban roads are all under construction....
Street Scene In Residential Area
Unidentified residential area with dirt roads and sidewalk.
Street Scene In a Residential Area
Unidentified residential area with dirt roads and sidewalks.
Topographical map of areas of Polk, Dallas, Greene, and Webster counties in Missouri, including the town of Strafford and a segment of the Pomme de Terre River. Map also depicts roads of varying grades,...
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