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1. You Pay Your Money and You Take Your Choice You Pay Your Money and You Take Your Choice 1970 Photos, illustrations, maps, and article about the transportation situation in Kansas City, involving the impending bankruptcy of the "Kansas City Are Transportation Authority" due to lack of use. Also...

2. Worlds of Fun Debut! Worlds of Fun Debut! May 1973 Illustrations and article about the opening of the Worlds of Fun amusement park in eastern Kansas City, comparing it to earlier amusement parks in the area.

3. Willis Castle Memorial Photograph Collection Finding Aid Willis Castle Memorial Photograph Collection Finding Aid ca1920-1950 (bulk 1940s-1950s) This collection contains 340 black and white, 8" x 10" photographs. Many of them were a part of the Department of Welfare, Kansas City, Missouri. The focus of this collection is on people and activities,...

4. Williard Winner Williard Winner 1978 Photo and descriptions of Willard Winner (1849-1929), a Kansas City street railways and real estate developer experiencing a meteoric rise and fall in the 1880s-1890s. Native of Iowa coming to Kansas City...

5. Willard Winner Willard Winner March 2, 1905 Photo and bio of Willard Winner, a real estate and railroad developer. Born in Iowa in 1849 and coming to Kansas City in 1863 as a merchant before entering the real estate business about 1880, engaged...

6. Willard E. Winner Willard E. Winner n.d. Seated, portrait view of Willard E. Winner, promoter and builder of early electric street railways in the area.

7. Wide-Awake Wide-Awake February//1899 Photos of a street car and, according to the local history index card, Michael T. Tuite, with an accompanying poem about the street car conductor, called "Wide-Awake."

8. Who's Who in Kansas City Who's Who in Kansas City December/4/1921 Portraits and biographical article about Frank Hagerman, "senior member of the law firm of Hagerman & Jost," born in Alexandria, Missouri, in 1857 and coming to Kansas City in 1887 as a lawyer, being a...

9. Who's Who among Carmen Who's Who among Carmen July//1909 Biographical article about Frank Nelson, "Motorman No. 1 of the Metropolitan" Street Railway Company and former "chief hostler of the Missouri Pacific railroad" in the 1880s.

10. What's Happening to Transit. ..in Kansas City What's Happening to Transit. ..in Kansas City May//1937 Article about the financial restructuring of the Kansas City Public Service Company to facilitate a "$3,000,000 improvement program. ..including purchase of new street cars, trolley buses, and gas buses,"...

11. West Bottoms West Bottoms 1895 Looking down the south side of the 9th Street Incline.

12. Welcome Aboard Welcome Aboard October/21-27/1999 Editorial discussing the Kansas City Star's endorsement of the light-rail ballot proposal spearheaded by Clay Chastain.

13. Was Area Monorail Pioneer Ahead of Time, or Off Track? Was Area Monorail Pioneer Ahead of Time, or Off Track? August 20, 2007 The Mike Hendricks commentary column features the story of Louis Swinney and his backyard monorail he invented back in the 1960s. "The two-wheeled vehicle was 21-feet long and powered by a car engine....

14. Walton Holmes Walton Holmes March 20, 1905 Biographical sketch of Walton Holmes, a pioneer street railway manager in Kansas City. He was born in Independence, Missouri, in 1861 and started work on the street railways about 1876, "made vice-president...

15. Uncle Sam Delivers a Trolley Bus Uncle Sam Delivers a Trolley Bus April//1940 Article about the latest addition of 44 new "trolley buses," along with information about their three-year history in Kansas City, with photos.

16. Tunnel Was Vital Link in Transit Here Tunnel Was Vital Link in Transit Here April/25/1968 Article about the 8th Street Tunnel of the elevated street railway, with photo and an illustration of its cross-section in 1895.

17. Tunnel. .. Tunnel. .. October//1945 Illustration and article about the 8th Street Tunnel built in the 1880s for trolley cars before being sealed and becoming damp and cold enough for mushroom growth, earning the name "Mushroom Tunnel."

18. Troost Line Streetcar Troost Line Streetcar 1955 Route 50, Troost line car at unidentified downtown location.

19. Troost line Streetcar Troost line Streetcar 1955 Detail of track and full view of route 50, Troost line car.

20. Troost Line Streetcar Troost Line Streetcar 1940 Unidentified men and women exiting Troost Line streetcar run by the Kansas City Public Service Company.