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Santa fe Trail
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Rand Mcnally and co
Anderson Photo Company
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
1828-1983 and n.d
A Foreign Trade Zone Is What?
Area in the city not part of the national customs territory, thereby encouraging foreign shipping commerce with possibly lower duties on goods.
An Interview With Lucy Lopez
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded July 21, 1981. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents....
An Interview With Ruben Garcia
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded August 24, 1981. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents....
Appoint R. D. Sangster on U. S. Railroad Committee
Photo and biographical article about R. D. Sangster, "Transportation Commissioner of The Chamber of Commerce" of Kansas City, "appointed by Director of Public Service C. A. Prouty of the U. S. Railroad...
As the Wheel Turns: The Evolution of Freighting on the Santa Fe Trail, an Introduction
First in a series of articles examining the evolution of freighting on the Santa Fe Trail over four time periods: 1821-1846, 1846-1848, 1848-1866, and 1866-1880. This installment provides an overview of...
At the Center of the Shipping World
October 1, 2006
Article profiling Kansas City Southern and its Chairman and CEO, Mike Haverty.
Baggage Area at Union Station
Postcard of Baggage Area at Union Station
Barges on Shoals: Promised for June, Missouri River Barge Line Still Has a Lot of Obstacles to Surmount
Article about the progress on "Kansas City's barge line" for Missouri River shipping traffic, planned for opening in June 1935 but encountering more navigation, storage, and railroad transfer difficulties....
Ben Holladay: His Career, His Achievements and His Misfortunes
Biographical article about Ben Holladay, a prominent Western freighter who was born in Kentucky about 1821 and came to Missouri, making a fortune in trade with the Utah Territory and with the Pony Express...
Biography of Willard E. Winner (1849-1929), Pioneer Builder, and Realtor
Boom Times For Freighting on the Santa Fe Trail, 1848-1866
Third in a series of articles examining the evolution of freighting on the Santa Fe Trail over four time periods: 1821-1846, 1846-1848, 1848-1866, and 1866-1880. This installment describes the prosperous...
High fuel costs have benefitted the Kansas City Southern railroad. The company's decision to expand into Mexico has proved wise as the cost of shipping from China has risen. Article discusses other developments...
City Plans Business Center
June 21, 2007
A delegation of economic development officials and city leaders from Kansas City attended the Paris Air Show this week to showcase their new master plan for an 800-acre, multi-use development on Kansas...
Do You Know the Way to Santa Fe? Freighting on the Sante Fe Trail, 1821-1846
Second in a series of articles examining the evolution of freighting on the Santa Fe Trail over four time periods: 1821-1846, 1846-1848, 1848-1866, and 1866-1880. This installment examines the types of...
Fashion for the Middle Millions
Article about "the Apparel Industry in Kansas City," made up of 81 "factories and distrubutors do[ing] an annual apparel business of between 75 and 100 million dollars," shipping to all 48 states plus...
Freighting: A Big Business on the Santa Fe Trail
Article about the big business aspects of the Santa Fe trade through western Missouri and eastern Kansas from about the 1820s to the 1870s, describing the growth and decline of certain cities along its...
From the Traffic Department
Photo of and article about the status of railroad and shipping traffic in Kansas City by C. W. Lonsdale, third vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce.
Glass Half Full: It's Not All Doom and Gloom for Kansas City-Area Developers
Article discusses economic advantages possessed by Kansas City as a center for shipping and distribution, even in a period of constrained trade. The area's central location, transportation facilities,...
Feature article with photographs of a home constructed of five corrugated-steel shipping containers stacked two stories high. It is the residence of Todd Nelson and Debbie Glassberg, an industrial designer...
Hammond's Complete Map of California
Postal and shipping guide map of California showing congressional districts, electric and steam railroad lines, steamship lines, counties, cities, and a condensed hotel directory. Included are city populations...
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