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201. Report of Maneuver of 2nd Regiment, Missouri Home Guard, Swope Park Report of Maneuver of 2nd Regiment, Missouri Home Guard, Swope Park 1917 Map detailing the movements of the First, Second and Third Battalions of the 2nd Regiment of the Missouri Home Guard in Swope Park on November 13, 1917. The exercise pitted the First Battalion against...

202. Remember KC's Hottest Summer? Residents Sweltered in Disbelief in 1936 Remember KC's Hottest Summer? Residents Sweltered in Disbelief in 1936 August/14/1986 Article about the 1936 heat wave with record high temperatures at the time and clippings of headlines and cartoons.

203. Q.: Is the Oldham Road That Runs Through Swope Park Named for the Founder of Oldham's Sausage? Q.: Is the Oldham Road That Runs Through Swope Park Named for the Founder of Oldham's Sausage? November 14, 1993 Ruby Oldham of Lee's Summit thinks the road in Swope Park was named for a relative of her late husband, Charles Quincy Oldham, the founder of Oldham's Farm Sausage Inc. Kansas City records don't say. However,...

204. Public Accommodations Public Accommodations File contains several articles, some with photographs, about public accommodations issues in and around Kansas City from articles in The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times, and Kansas City Call in...

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

206. Pool Segregation Put KC in Spotlight Pool Segregation Put KC in Spotlight January 15, 2002 Story relates how on January 15, 1952, Thurgood Marshall, later a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, led this area's civil rights cause concerning the desegregation of the all white Swope Park Swimming Pool....

207. Polo Players at Swope Park Polo Players at Swope Park 1920 Distant view of polo players on athletic field, located on park's east side near lagoon.

208. Pole Restored to Its Old Glory Pole Restored to Its Old Glory July 20, 2011 Article about the history of the Loose Flagpole located in Swope Park. Jacob Loose gave the pole to the city and it was dedicated on July 5, 1915. The tall fixture that stands 200-feet high was refurbished...

209. Please Walk On The Grass Please Walk On The Grass June//1967 Article reviewing local parks including Loose Park and Swope Park.

210. Playing Through Playing Through July 17, 2005 Article tells the story of the desegregation of Swope Park's public golf courses in 1950. Golf course #1 was for whites only, while golf course #2, a much smaller and poorly maintained course, was for...

211. Planes Thrilled 125,000 Here in 1918 Planes Thrilled 125,000 Here in 1918 August/28/1968 Article recalling the mock air battle on August 28, 1918, over Swope Park, by the British-American Flying Mission touring the country to provide the public better understanding of airplanes and their utilization...

212. Petticoat Lane, West from Walnut Petticoat Lane, West from Walnut Postcard of Petticoat Lane, West from Walnut

213. Personal Pilgrimage Personal Pilgrimage April 4, 2014 Biographical article on Kansas City accountant, millionaire, and philanthropist James J. Lynn. Born in Louisiana in 1892, Lynn made his way to Kansas City in 1909 and subsequently took accounting jobs...

214. People Walking on Road People Walking on Road 1915 Unidentified people walking along dirt road in wooded area.

215. People on Footpaths People on Footpaths June 17, 1932 Unidentified man, woman, and child on footpaths near Shelter House Number 7.

216. People Boating on Blue River People Boating on Blue River 1910 Unidentified men and women in rowboat on Blue River in Swope Park.

217. People at the Lagoon People at the Lagoon 1920 Unidentified people on shore fishing and watching canoe on the lagoon.

218. People at the Lagoon People at the Lagoon 1910 Unidentified men and woman looking across the lagoon.

219. People at Shelter House People at Shelter House June 13, 1932 Unidentified people at Shelter House Number 7.

220. People and Giant Tortoise People and Giant Tortoise 1955 Adult and child visitors interacting with giant tortoise.