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121. Men Working with Cattle Men Working with Cattle n.d. Partial view of men prodding cattle in a livestock pen with a broomhandle.

122. Missouri Valley Historical Society Records Finding Aid Missouri Valley Historical Society Records Finding Aid 1830-1940, bulk 1889-1940 The Missouri Valley Historical Society (1913-1940) was the successor to the Kansas City Historical Society (1906-1913) and the Early Settler's Society and Historical Association (1896-1906). All these...

123. Missouri Valley Special Collections Postcard Collection Finding Aid Missouri Valley Special Collections Postcard Collection Finding Aid This postcard collection includes a wide variety of subjects such as buildings, parks, streets, people, and festivals. Although the cards cover a wide geographical area, the two major portions of the collection...

124. Montgomery Ward & Company Montgomery Ward & Company Postcard of the Montgomery Ward & Company building at St. John and Belmont

125. Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection Finding Aid Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection Finding Aid 1890-1995 Mildred Kittell Ray was born in Halstead, Kansas, on September 22, 1895. An avid collector of postcards (buttons, too), Mrs. Ray, at the age of 72, initiated a column in the Kansas City Times and Kansas...

126. Obituary for Ephraim Aikins Obituary for Ephraim Aikins November 6, 1956 Obituary for Ephraim Aikins, dying on November 5, 1956, the founder of the Traders Exchange and the Livestock Exchange at the Kansas City Stockyards.

127. Octave Chanute Octave Chanute 1999 Photo and biographical description of Octave Chanute (1832-1910), "a civil engineer involved in bridge building, glider design, and flying machines," native to France and emigrating to Kansas City in 1867,...

128. Opening of Kansas City Stock Exchange Opening of Kansas City Stock Exchange June/22/1929 Announcement of the opening of the Kansas City Stock Exchange, organized by the Kansas City Board of Trade, with 43 stocks listed upon opening.

129. Packing Houses in West Bottoms Packing Houses in West Bottoms ca. 1930 Aerial view looking east across the Kansas River near west end of the Kansas Avenue Bridge; shows Cudahy Packing Company, Swift and Company, and the Kansas City Stockyards.

130. Packing Industry Chronology Packing Industry Chronology April 1, 2001 Photo and chronology of the history of the local meat packing industry, starting with hog slaughtering by Michael Dively and James Mitchener in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1858 and growing with the 1866...

131. Packing Plants Good Opportunity Packing Plants Good Opportunity May 2001 Picture and article about "the mammoth meat-packing plants near the stockyards" in the West Bottoms and their job opportunities for early non-English-speaking immigrants in Kansas City. Brief history of...

132. Pen and Sunlight Sketches of Greater Kansas City Pen and Sunlight Sketches of Greater Kansas City //1911, ca. Source containing photos and text about the Stockyards.

133. Pen and Sunlight Sketches of Greater Kansas City Pen and Sunlight Sketches of Greater Kansas City //1911, ca. Photos of the horse and mule supplier at the Stockyards.

134. Post Office Post Office Postcard of corner at 9th and Walnut Streets with the old post office building in the background

135. Priests of Pallas Parade Float Priests of Pallas Parade Float 1895 People in costume atop horse-drawn Kansas City Stockyards float.

136. Prize Looking Bull Prize Looking Bull Unidentified bull.

137. Public Affairs Luncheon: Address of Mr. Geo. R. Collett Public Affairs Luncheon: Address of Mr. Geo. R. Collett May//1914 Speech by Collett, the general manager of the Kansas City Stock Yards Company, covering the Stockyards' origins and history, as well as their present situation in economic competition with other Midwestern...

138. Real Prosperity in the West--Scenes in Kansas City's Great Grain Market and Among the Orchards of Missouri Real Prosperity in the West--Scenes in Kansas City's Great Grain Market and Among the Orchards of Missouri September/11/1897 Photos of the Stockyards, rail yards, City Market, Live Stock Exchange Building and the Stockyards Horse & Mule Market.

139. Renewing the Kansas City Spirit Renewing the Kansas City Spirit November 15, 2009 Norman Rockwell's painting of "The Kansas City Spirit" is the basis for this review of the history of some of Kansas City's "titans" and how they have "largely gone," such as the stockyards, Trans World...

140. Report of the Kansas City Stock Yards for 1882 Report of the Kansas City Stock Yards for 1882 January-February 1883 This report, made by E. E. Richardson, Secretary, shows the receipts at the yards for the year to have been as follows: Cattle, 439,671; Hogs, 963,036; Sheep, 80,724; Horses and Mules, 11,716. ..Grand...