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George E Waring
E M Clendening
Harold S Buttenheim
'Curse of Covenant' Persists
February 13, 2005
Restrictive housing rules written years ago in covenants in home owners association documents, are still in writing. "Although many Kansas City area residents are not even aware of them, more than 1,200...
'Smoky Joe' Wood: Professional Baseball Player and Teacher of University Baseball
A 56-page manuscript about "Smoky Joe" Wood including photographs, timelines, newspaper clippings, and statistics. Included at the end are references and a bibliography.
19th in Population, First in. ..
Full page ad for Kansas City, expounding upon its national rankings, mainly dealing with grain production.
March 22, 2008
Graphics and statistics reflecting what happens in Kansas City between 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in 2008. It was based on an article, "The Busiest Hour on Earth" that ran in New York's "World Magazine" in 1906....
97,000 of Us Need New Route Over River
May 16, 2005
Article providing information about the closing of the 51-year-old Paseo Bridge for rehabilitation work costing $20.9 million. Includes statistics about other bridges and their opening dates as well as...
A 'Crystal Bowl' Arena
August 19, 2005
The final design of the Sprint Center was unveiled August 18, 2005. Article has drawing of the design with statistics and timeline. The complex will include a National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame...
A Growth Spurt for KC Area
March 24, 2004
Bates and Caldwell Counties in Missouri and Franklin and Linn Counties in Kansas were added to the metropolitan area bringing the total to 17 counties. The area is officially known as the Kansas City-Overland...
A Look at Life in the 'Burbs
Review of "the changes and challenges facing Kansas City suburbs of the '90s," including the following: Platte City, Olathe, Leavenworth, Blue Springs, Lee's Summit, Independence, Overland Park, Shawnee,...
A Puzzle about Quiz
January 11, 2006
Commentary, written on the occasion of relief pitcher Bruce Sutter's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, arguing that Royals reliever Dan Quisenberry's career statistics qualify him for placement...
A Rising Force Business
January 24, 2014
Article on the growth of the Hispanic population in the greater Kansas City area, focusing on the impact within the city's business community. Profiles and photographs of the following Hispanic business...
A Setback for the Waterways Movement
Article discussing various aspects of an improved Missouri River channel between Kansas City and Saint Louis, among other parts of the river, and its economic impacts in relation to railroad freight and...
A Statistical Look at Twentieth-Century Misssouri
October 1, 2004
Article compares Missouri in 1900 and 2000 through statistics.
AC47 Felix H. Payne Collection Finding Aid
Felix H. Payne Collection
The Felix H. Payne Collection contains materials related to the business activities of the Kansas City American newspaper and personal papers of Felix H. Payne, Sr.
Address of Mr. Geo. R. Collett: Vice-Pres. and Gen'l Mgr. Kansas City Stock Yards Company
Speech by George Collett, vice-president of "the Kansas City Stock Yards Company," giving a history of the Stockyards, starting with events in 1857 leading to the Stockyards' opening in 1871, and including...
All in The Family: Missouri Cousins Run 2 Top-Ranked Banks
May 27, 2010
Article discusses the leaders of the United Missouri Bank and Commerce Bank. Both banks were rated by "Forbes" magazine in January 2010 as 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in the list of the best 100 banks in...
Archives Continue to Grow
Report on the "progress of the Archives" of the Jackson County Historical Society, including extensive Jackson County cemetery records.
Area Roads Win a No. 1 Title: The Worst
May 27, 2005
A study by the Road Improvement Program, a Washington-based transportation research group, declared that Kansas City's roads are the worst among the nation's large metropolitan areas. Article includes...
Ask the Marshall
Question and answer column including a statistical summary of casualties incurred during the ''Indian Wars'' in the western United States. The author writes that in 1,240 post-Civil War engagements, 2,125...
Auto Thefts Status Quo
January 7, 2004
Article discusses auto theft in the metro area. It states that "in 2003, only 2,781 auto thefts were reported in Kansas City. In Historic Northeast, however, the number of car thefts remained the same:...
Average '07 Hourly Pay in Area Hit $20.15
June 18, 2008
National Compensation Survey data revealed that employees in the Kansas City area earned an average of $20.15 an hour in 2007. In 2004, the average was $18.20. Article continues to give averages for different...
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