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George E Waring
E M Clendening
Harold S Buttenheim
Data on Parks and Boulevards of the 50 Largest Cities
Table showing statistics about parks and boulevards for the 50 largest American cities, with Kansas City having the most miles of boulevards at 90, followed by Chicago at 84.3.
Did You Know? Facts about Kansas City
November 1, 1989
"The Kansas City Metropolitan Statistical Area is ranked as the 24th largest area in the United States, according to the U. S. Bureau of the Census. Between 1980 and 1988, the 10-county area, including...
Downtown KC Comes Alive
June 26, 2005
Special advertising section devoted to promoting Downtown redevelopment in Kansas City, Missouri. Includes information about Kansas City Star Press Pavilion, the Power and Light District, the H & R Block...
Economies of 1867 Kansas City and Westport
Descriptions of Kansas City and Westport in 1867, concentrating on their economies, listing numbers and types of businesses (including the Westport Border-Star newspaper), climate and natural resources,...
Educational Research and Statistics: How Adults in Missouri Use Their Leisure Time
Report on the spending of leisure time by Missourians, including Kansas Citians. Table, list, and description about the types of entertainment (movies, sports, church, radio, reading, etc.) and backgrounds...
Efficient Railway Operation
Statistics comparing Kansas City's new Union Station to other large urban railroad stations, giving its square feet of area (74,048) and other basic information.
Encyclopedia of History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference
Photo and bio of Thomas Pierce Rixey, or Thomas Rixey, "late Commissioner of Labor Statistics and Inspection" of Missouri. Born in Virginia in 1849 and moving to Jonesburg, Missouri in 1880 with offices...
Excursion to Missouri
Article about the author's "business excursion to the United States" in 1874, describing his observations and known statistics of Saint Louis, Missouri and surrounding territory (mines in Carondelet and...
Facts about Kansas City
General information on Kansas City, including its history and present economy. Many statistics.
Fairfax Industrial District
Map of Kansas City metropolitan area, centered on the Fairfax district, showing Union Pacific lines, connecting railways, principal streets to and from district. Reverse side promotes the district and...
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...
Fire Prevention Work
October 5, 1920
Entire issue of Kansas Citian devoted to fire safety in honor of the October 9, 1920 Fire Prevention Day. Includes a listing of fire safety events, a parade, and "Fire Clean-up Week;" articles on fire...
First Baptist Church
This folder contains a seven page, handwritten description of this area, concluding with a short history of the first Baptist church in Kansas City, organized April 21, 1855. Listed are early members,...
First Vehicle Crosses Bond Bridge
September 28, 2010
On September 27, 2010, Brad Regehr and his wife Wanda were the first to cross the new Christopher S. Bond Bridge (Bond Bridge) that replaces the Paseo Bridge. "More than 700 community leaders, politicians,...
Five for the Fans
June 10, 2011
Pictures and some statistics of the five sports stadiums in the Kansas City area including Arrowhead Stadium, Kauffman Stadium, Kansas Speedway, Sprint Center, and Livestrong Sporting Park. No article....
Florence Crittenton Mission
Short summary of almost the first two year's accomplishments of the Florence Crittenton Home for young women out of work or in other trouble. Statistics of improvements and other changes in the 263 girls...
Florence Crittenton Mission and Home
Short summary of approximately the first year's accomplishments of the Florence Crittenton Home for young women out of work or in other trouble. Statistics of improvements and other changes in the 220...
Flour Milling in Kansas City: How Kansas City Grew to be Third Largest Milling Center
August 31, 1920
History of the flour milling industry in Kansas City including list of working mills and their capacities and Kansas City flour output statistics for 1903 through 1919. Includes photographs of Ismert-Hincke...
Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Missouri
Map of Missouri with counties outlined in color. Shows towns, rivers, and mountains. Text around map gives information on climate, population, religion, transportation, commerce, and history.
Growth in the Heartland: Challenges and Opportunities for Missouri
Section of the book having to do with Kansas City specifically. Section is entitled "The Kansas City region grew solidly in the 1990s, but most of that growth flowed toward the metropolitan edge." Includes...
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