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181. Park Sizes Park Sizes Park sizes according to the Park Department, on January 1, 1962: Swope Park: 1,766.011 acres. North Terrace: 294.294 acres. Penn Valley: 175.687 acres. Loose: 74.075 acres. Roanoke: 36.246 acres. Spring...

182. Paseo, Lake Paseo, Lake Postcard of Lake on the Paseo between 16th and 17th Street

183. Pen and Sunlight Sketches of Greater Kansas City Pen and Sunlight Sketches of Greater Kansas City //1911, ca. Photo and bio of C. C. Craver, conductor of "a general real estate business" in Kansas City starting in about 1900, including the opening of "Beaufort, Swope Park Heights and East Swope Highlands."

184. People People June//1991 Photo and biographical description of Andrew Helm, an 82-year-old black community activist for the Swope Park and Elmwood neighborhoods.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

192. 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...

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

194. 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...

195. 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...

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

197. 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...

198. 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.

199. 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....

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