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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
Second Century for Transit System
March 27, 1969
[T]hese streamlined trolleys that were introduced in 1941. The last run by one of the cars was made on June 22, 1957, at the time they were replaced by busses. Chronology: (March 27, 1869) franchise for...
A Home Has Lively History
Article about the house of Jerubal Dorman, built in 1852 by him in Clinton, Missouri. Copy of a painting depicting the house, Dorman, and Governor Crittenden, with description of its use as a hideout and...
Re-Living a Rowdy Past: Jesse and the Express
Article about the James Gang and Pony Express historical memorabilia in Saint Joseph, Missouri, at the Patee House Museum and the Pony Express Stables, with information about Frank and Jesse James, William...
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.
Longview Farm: "The World's Most Beautiful Farm"
Article about the Longview Farm ,country estate of Robert A. Long, "the most successful lumberman of his day." It was begun in 1913 with architect Henry Hoit having 50 rooms on 1,636 acres. Now listed...
Bio of Henry Jobe (1810-1849), a native of Pennsylvania coming to Kansas City as a farmer after buying land from Abraham Fonda in 1846, keeping a large library and thoroughbred stables and buried in Kansas...
Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908
Biographical sketch of David Morr, "president and general manager of the D. A. Morr Transfer & Storage Company" at 2114-2120 Central Street (formerly at 1328-1330 Grand Avenue). Born in Ohio in 1866 and...
The United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men
Biographical sketch of Joel Thomas, owner of the Great Western stables. Born in Kentucky in 1831 and moving to Lawrence, Kansas in 1856 as a freighter and livery stable keeper before coming to Kansas City...
The Leafless American
Chapter of the book about the author's reminiscences as a child living in Kansas City with his mother starting in 1906. Includes descriptions of the city's dual character as "a smutty and religious town,"...
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.
Woolford Ranch, Burial Place of Derby Winner, Vanishing. ..
File containing an article with photos, illustrations, and description of Herbert Woolf (1884-1960), president of the Woolf Brothers Company of clothing stores in Kansas City, and owner since 1925 "of...
Full frontal view of Country Club Livery and Boarding Stables, located at 306 Westport Road.
Raining Hogs & Running Ponies: 150th Anniversary of the Pony Express
History of the Pony Express that celebrates its 150 birthday April 3. The mail first came across Missouri on the train from Hannibal to St. Joseph where riders waited at Pikes Peak Livery Stables to begin...
KCResources, page 13
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 1, 1895-1907, Page p044
North central part of early Kansas City in the West Side area from about W. 19th Street south to W. 21st Street and from Summit Street east to Washington Street, showing buildings, streets, and additions....
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 1, 1895-1907, Page p001
North western edge of early Kansas City, riverfront area showing railroads, bridges, buildings and streets and the Missouri River. Large numbers at edges of page lead to page showing adjoining area.
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 2, 1896-1907, Page p136
Northeastern part of early Kansas City from E. 12th Street south to E. 14th Street and from Holmes Street east to Harrison Street, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges of page...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 2, 1896-1907, Page p137
Northeastern part of early Kansas City from E. 14th Street south to E. 16th Street and from Holmes Street east to Harrison Street, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges of page...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 2, 1896-1907, Page p193
Northeastern part of early Kansas City from E. 14th Street south to E. 16th Street and from Montgall Avenue east to Bellefontaine Avenue, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 2, 1896-1907, Page p196
Northeastern part of early Kansas City from E. 16th Street south to E. 18th Street and from Bellefontaine Avenue east to Indiana Avenue, showing buildings, railroad lines, streets, and additions. Large...
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