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Harold S Buttenheim
Wolff and Conrad say Goodbye to KC
December 26, 2010
Eight-year soccer veteran Jimmy Conrad and seven-year veteran Josh Wolff will be moving to new teams next season. Both were selected for the MLS Re-Entry Draft earlier this month. Wolff will play for DC...
Where Women Leave Their Men Behind
Photos and article about the shift in social and gender roles in the rural Missouri Ozarks corresponding with a growing trend of factory jobs moving there from the Northeast "[f]or the past 25 years."...
Map and information on the vital statistics collected about Kansas City back to the 1930s by the Kansas City Welfare Department and the Civic Research Institute, recording births, deaths, diseases, homicides,...
Urban Renewal Projects in Kansas City, Missouri
Street map of Kansas City (south of the Missouri River) showing urban renewal areas in color. Map is on a poster which includes before and after photos of urban renewal projects, statistics on projects,...
Trends in Manufacturing in Missouri
Extensive and comprehensive study on the history of the economy and employment of Missouri, changing from agriculture to manufacturing and service industries. Article concentrates on the manufacturing...
Transportation Speeded by Kansas City Parking Meters
Photo and article (written by the city traffic engineer T. J. Seburn) about the increased efficiency of Downtown automobile traffic in Kansas City through the use of parking meters on the streets. Statistics...
Transforming Downtown Kansas City
June 28, 1905
Annual report of the Downtown Community Improvement District for 2006. Contains poll of public perceptions of safety and cleanliness and other statistics.
Trans World Airlines a Quarter Century
May 3, 1905
Article gives short history of TWA and statistics of the flying fleet.
To Garry Owen in Glory
Short article about early military bands, especially those in the West. Lists some of the tunes or songs in the usual repertorires of the bands. Includes several pictures of military bands and a sidebar...
Time to Study Lessons Learned in War
May 2, 2003
A look at what the Iraqi War taught America. Includes a chart comparing U.S. war causualties, length of days, and total number of military in the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam...
This Bell's Been Dinged
June 1, 2005
Series of articles about Buddy Bell, the new manager for the Kansas City Royals; first day on the job, June 1, 2005. Bell replaces Tony Peña. Photos, chart of Buddy Bell's managerial record, and statistics...
The Water Supply System of Kansas City, Missouri
History of the public water supply of Kansas City, Missouri, starting "in the year 1873 when the National Water Works Company of New York City was granted a franchise to operate a water works system,"...
The Rand-McNally Vest Pocket Map of Missouri
Title taken from original cover (now on the back of map) and continued, "Showing All Counties, Cities, Towns, Railways, Lakes, Rivers, etc." The map shows 46 railroad lines, keyed to numbers printed in...
The Missouri River--A Vital Resource
October 1, 1985
Comprehensive study of the Missouri River presented in summary form at the 58th Annual Conference of the Water Pollution Control Federation, on October 6-10, 1985, in Kansas City, Missouri. Analysis of...
The Manufacturing Figures for Kansas City
Statistics comparing industrial outputs of 1909 to 1914 in Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas.
The Manufactures of Greater Kansas City
Table of industrial manufacturing statistics comparing 1904, 1909, and 1914 industrial outputs.
The Garment Industry of Greater Kansas City: Report No. 5
November 28, 1945
Analysis of the garment industry with history, statistics, and economic trends.
The Future of a Great City
Article about the future of Kansas City with description of its economic situation and potential in the late 1880s, including "[a]ccessibility to a productive country," "[c]onnection therewith by adequate...
The Fallen Foe: America's German Prisoners of War, 1942-1946
Manuscript, "Presented by the Fort Leonard Wood Museum,"consists of pictures and accompanying material with historical narrative, charts, and statistics on World War II German and Italian prisoners of...
The Chase for .400
August 14, 2005
Review of George Brett's try to match 1941 baseball player Ted Williams end of the season's .400 average. Includes chart of statistics.
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