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41. Everything's Up-to-Date in Kansas City's Park System Everything's Up-to-Date in Kansas City's Park System December//1952 Article about the "updating" of the park system's facilities and roads, with new pavement, additional parking, new buildings, etc.

42. 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.

43. Kansas City's Neglected Zoo Kansas City's Neglected Zoo July//1970 Article about the deplorable condition of the city zoo due to a construction strike and lack of funds.

44. 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...

45. Memories Ripple Across Lake of the Woods Memories Ripple Across Lake of the Woods January 7, 2009 Article about the Lake of the Woods, a man-made lake in Swope Park. The lake was constructed in 1908 and was considered a horseshoe shaped lagoon. The reservoir that was to supply it was formed by building...

46. A New Boat-House for Kansas City A New Boat-House for Kansas City November//1949 Article about the new boat-house in Swope Park for the lake there, with photos.

47. Vaydik "Misled" on Filming Vaydik "Misled" on Filming October/2/1974 Article about the new rules for filming the movie at Swope Park featuring adult film star Linda Lovelace. Frank Vaydik, "parks and recreation director," deceived by movie producers as to the pornographic...

48. Retrospect: One of River City's Premiere Piece Retrospect: One of River City's Premiere Piece July//1986 Article about the turn of the century mansion at 6800 Elmwood Avenue, "just south of the main entrance to Swope Park."

49. Entertainment: City Goes into Show Business Entertainment: City Goes into Show Business June/9/1951 Article depicting in photos and describing the new Starlight Theatre in Swope Park, designed by Edward Buehler Delk.

50. Editorial Forum: The Kansas City Meeting Editorial Forum: The Kansas City Meeting April/1/1938 Article describing Kansas City's tourist attractions and general features (climate, history, etc.) for "the Kansas City meeting, the sixtieth annual conference of the American Library Association." Places...

51. Here Lies Col. Swope Here Lies Col. Swope September, 2004 Article details the life and mysterious death of Colonel Thomas Swope. The author includes details of Swope's character and the "naive" philanthropies of his life, as well as an examination of his death...

52. A Fight to Save Where They Fought A Fight to Save Where They Fought July 3, 2012 Article on the Monnett Battle of Westport Fund and their attempts to acquire land of the Big Blue Battlefield north of Swope Park. The fund controls more than half of the area near the Blue River where...

53. Un-Tif'd Un-Tif'd April 11-17, 2013 Article outlines how Raytown Quality Schools Superintendent, Allan Markley, fought against the Kansas City TIF Commission and reclaimed $4 million in funds for his schools. Details of the Winchester TIF...

54. 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...

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

56. 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...

57. Going to Kansas City! Going to Kansas City! June-July//1967 Article with numerous color photographs of workplaces and cultural sites in Kansas City, including the Stockyards, clothing models, auto assembly plants, telecommunications offices, the Nelson-Atkins Museum...

58. Sunset Lodge, Once Center of Elaborate Country Estate Here, May Be Torn Down to Lessen Burden of Taxes: Sunset Lodge, Once Center of Elaborate Country Estate Here, May Be Torn Down to Lessen Burden of Taxes: Famous Store House Near Swope Park Has Had Amazing History and Has Piqued Curiosity of Many Passing Tourists November/12/1933 Article with several photos of Sunset Lodge, the estate residence of Thomas Melard Barr, or Thomas Barr (1843-1923), built by him in 1901-1902 at 4001 East 67th Street, at the intersection of 67th and...

59. Ethnic Festival Ethnic Festival 1989 Asian women in costume eating.

60. Return to Kansas City Return to Kansas City June 1, 1967 Autobiographical article by former Kansas City author Edward Dahlberg about his experiences of Kansas City as a child in the 1900s (circa 1905-1908) and later in the late 1960s. Description of changes...