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Frank J Munagle
Theodore S Case
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
You Pay Your Money and You Take Your Choice
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...
Worlds of Fun Debut!
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.
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,...
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...
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...
Willard E. Winner
Seated, portrait view of Willard E. Winner, promoter and builder of early electric street railways in the area.
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."
Who's Who in Kansas City
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...
Who's Who among Carmen
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.
What's Happening to Transit. ..in Kansas City
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,"...
Looking down the south side of the 9th Street Incline.
Editorial discussing the Kansas City Star's endorsement of the light-rail ballot proposal spearheaded by Clay Chastain.
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....
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...
Vertical Files Special Collection Finding Aid
1820-1970 (bulk 1880-1950)
The vertical files in this collection contain items found in the regular vertical files of the Special Collections department that were determined to be too old and fragile to be left in the files. The...
Uncle Sam Delivers a Trolley Bus
Article about the latest addition of 44 new "trolley buses," along with information about their three-year history in Kansas City, with photos.
Tunnel Was Vital Link in Transit Here
Article about the 8th Street Tunnel of the elevated street railway, with photo and an illustration of its cross-section in 1895.
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."
Troost Line Streetcar
Route 50, Troost line car at unidentified downtown location.
Troost line Streetcar
Detail of track and full view of route 50, Troost line car.
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