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O K Creek
Main Street Sewer
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Harold S Buttenheim
Theodore S Case
Ramsey, Millett & Hud...
A Big Hole to Be Filled
Photo and caption about the construction of the Turkey Creek pumping station at 25th and Fairmount Avenue, costing $102,000 and overseen by "Paul A. Hartung, chief of the sewer division of the city engineer's...
An Underground Journey
May 2, 2010
Article describing the work carried out by sewer maintenance workers and new technologies used by the Kansas City Water Services Department. One of Kansas City's first sewers was made of limestone quarried...
Background for Better Understanding: Environment
Special section of the paper devoted to environmental pollution in the city, including air pollution, river pollution, garbage, noise pollution, etc.
Biography of Milton J. Payne (1829-1900), Mayor
Biography of William Rockhill Nelson (1841-1915), Newspaperman
City beneath a City
Article about the sewer works under the city in general, also featuring a discussion on their role in flood prevention, including "the expressway of the sewer system," Brush Creek.
City Makes Progress on Brookside Sewer Project
April 26, 2006
Review of sewer project in Brookside to help prevent flooding.
Colored Salt--Contented Cars
Photos (depicting Downtown or Midtown stores such as Super A& P Market, etc.) and article (written by the commissioner of streets and sewers) about snow removal on Kansas City streets using different types...
Country Club District
Postcard of the Country Club district showing Brookside Boulevard
Crane and Work Crew
View of men using a crane to lay sewer pipe at an unidentified location.
Deaths: Mrs. Nellie Walsh
Obituary for Mrs. Nellie Walsh, "92, of 5622 Central street," the widow of Michael Walsh, a Kansas City sewer contractor dying in 1923. Nellie a lifelong Kansas Citian and "daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John...
Dickey Clay Products Contribute to the Health, Happiness and Safety of the Community
History of the W. S. Dickey Clay Manufacturing Company, responsible for hundreds of miles of "vitrified glazed clay sewer pipe" underlying Kansas City, founded in 1885.
Don't Worry about the Sewage Pumps
Photos and article about the sewerage system of Topeka, Kansas (with new pumping stations "manufactured by Smith & Loveless, Inc., of Kansas City, Mo.") and a sewage "pump symposium" held in Kansas City,...
Electrically Operated Pumping-Station, Kansas City, Mo.
Photograph and cartoon of the East Bottoms station for the Kansas City Water Works.
Encyclopedia of the History of the State of Missouri
Photo and bio of Jeremiah Fruin, a building contractor in Saint Louis, born in Ireland and becoming an early baseball player in New York before moving to Saint Louis in 1861, working in the construction...
Engineering--Sanitary Engineering in Kansas City
Detailed description about improvements on the sewer works in the city with locations of new drainage systems and potential health hazards and costs.
Ferryboats, Fishing: Old Times Echo Softly in Harlem
Photos, map, and article about the town or community of Harlem, Missouri, on the north bank of the Missouri River (Clay County) across from Downtown Kansas City (Jackson County), "bounded by the A.-S.-B....
How to Get Special Assessment Improvements in Kansas City, Mo.
Offer for special assessment improvements to citizens on "street pavements, sewers, sidewalks, and neighborhood parks and playgrounds."
Ike Davis--A Man and His City
Photo and interview of Ilus Davis at the age of 62, "mayor of Kansas City from 1963-71, during a time when mayors considered wearing bullet-proof vests to work," recently (1979) becoming the "first vice-president...
In Kansas City. ..Cast Iron Mains of the Original Water System Are Still in Good Condition
Full page ad with photo and illustration about the long-lasting quality of cast iron pipe used in the Kansas City Water Department's water pipes, first laid about 1874.
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