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1. Biography of Bernard Corrigan (1847-1914), Railroad Magnate Biography of Bernard Corrigan (1847-1914), Railroad Magnate 2008

2. Biography of Mary Atkins (1836-1911), Benefactress Biography of Mary Atkins (1836-1911), Benefactress 2003

3. The Question Box: Present Traffic Problems on Broadway Recall to Me That the First Trolley Car Traveled The Question Box: Present Traffic Problems on Broadway Recall to Me That the First Trolley Car Traveled the Same Thoroughfare. ..How Long Ago Was That? June/15/1948

4. Electric Transit Era Near End Electric Transit Era Near End January/1/1959

5. Q.: How Old Is Troost Lake and Where Did It Get Its Name? Q.: How Old Is Troost Lake and Where Did It Get Its Name? September 17, 1995

6. The Passing Street Car The Passing Street Car October 29, 1956 30 years ago Kansas City had 800 street cars. Next July it will have none.. .After the war, the Brooklyn and Woodland lines and others were given over to tires instead of tracks. Recently the transition...

7. A Dose of Rail Transit Reality for KC A Dose of Rail Transit Reality for KC January 11, 2011 A $1.8 million federal grant awarded in December to Jackson County included $540,000 to study a two-mile streetcar line from Crown Center to the River Market. The "streetcar system could be built for as...

8. Cable Cars in Kansas City Cable Cars in Kansas City [1969] A 10 page typewritten paper on the history of cable cars in Kansas City from their introduction in 1885 to discontinuation in 1913, with details about their construction and operation as early streetcars....

9. Transportation Kansas City Transportation Kansas City 1945-1974 A collection of 90 pages of photocopied newspaper articles from the Kansas City Star and Kansas City Times centered on the history of the different types of street cars in Kansas City, the end of streetcar...

10. Old KC Streetcars Could Find Rail Use Old KC Streetcars Could Find Rail Use April 17, 2007 A panel discussion on light rail in Kansas City was held in April 2007 sponsored by the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects. At this meeting it was mentioned that Ed Metka of Windber,...

11. MSRy Corporate History MSRy Corporate History 2011 A two page flow chart that displays the corporate history of the Metropolitan Street Railway from 1860 through 1926. The various street railway companies that were consolidated into the Kansas City Public...

12. Philip J. Kealy of Kansas City--and His Job Philip J. Kealy of Kansas City--and His Job May/1/1920 Article about the administration of the operations of the Kansas City Railways street car system, headed by Colonel Philip Kealy, with map and photos. Discussion on the "special problems" to deal with...

13. The Supplanting of the Mule The Supplanting of the Mule July//1897 Article about the beginnings of mule-drawn street cars in Kansas City in 1870, with the tracks laid by Nehemiah Holmes, "part of the first street railway west of the Mississippi."

14. Tom Morrison: The Last Marshal of Old Westport Tom Morrison: The Last Marshal of Old Westport June//1969 Article about the early horse and mule-drawn street cars of the Kansas City & Westport Horse Railroad Company and one of its conductors, Tom Morrison, the last marshal of Westport, with photos and illustration....

15. Era of Street Car Draws Near Its Close Era of Street Car Draws Near Its Close June/16/1957 Article about the end of Kansas City's street car transportation.

16. 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,"...

17. Kansas City Railway Gains Public Favor Kansas City Railway Gains Public Favor September/30/1916 Article about the gaining of public favor by the Kansas City Railways company to facilitate better business, with cartoons and copies of newspaper clippings.

18. 28 Years of Cable Cars in Kansas City 28 Years of Cable Cars in Kansas City Summer, 1993 Article about the history and unique facts about cable cars and street railways other than the electric type in Kansas City, detailing each company, with photos.

19. Interurban to Westport Interurban to Westport March//1969 Article about the history of horse and mule-drawn street cars and other early "communications between Westport and its port city of Kansas City, four miles away," starting in 1850, including the Kansas...

20. This Was Kansas City--Cable Car Days This Was Kansas City--Cable Car Days June 1, 1948 Article about the history of local street railways with a photo of a street car of the Troost Ave., Washington & Summit St. Cable.