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Troost Park Annex
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Nettie Thompson Grove
Walter Wayne Smith
"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....
A selection of 8 postcards of Amusement Parks
Arly L. Hedrick Bridge and Troost Lake Marker
January 11, 2006
The column "Postcards of Historic Northeast" features the Arly L. Hedrick Bridge as seen in 1921 at 27th Street. The bridge was built in 1919 in Troost Park by the firm of Hedrick & Hedrick and is now...
Before Electric Park: A Promenade of Early Kansas City Area Amusement Parks
The early Kansas City area parks featured in this article include: (1) Washington Park which was located in Independence, Missouri, and opened on July 4, 1887; (2) Fairmount Park which was located in the...
Before Electric: A History of Kansas City's First Amusement Parks
A 38 page photocopied typescript manuscript listing early parks in this area including Troost Park, Chelsea Park, Washington Park, Forest Park, Fairmount Park and Carnival Park.
Biography of Benoist Troost (1786-1859), Physician and Early Settler
Car near Troost Lake
Car driving along lakeshore drive.
E. T. Allen and W. H. T. Rainford
March 4, 1905
Photos and descriptions of E. T. Allen and W. H. T. Rainford, building contractors in Kansas City. Description of Rainford as president of the Missouri Valley Cut Stone Company at Broadway and "the Belt...
First School in Kansas City
Brief description of Colesville school, the "first school established within the present limits of Kansas City" and "founded by the Mormon Prophet, Joseph Smith, in 1832, in what is now Troost Park."
Flower Garden and Pavilion
View of flower garden and pavilion.
Kansas City und Sein Deutschthum im 19. Jahrhundert
Photo of the lakeside structure at the park.
Kansas City's Coney Island
Illustrations and text about the industrial exposition at Electric Park and the agricultural exposition at Troost Park.
Kansas City's Fairmount Park: Carnival, Electric 1 & 2, Fairyland, Forest, Swope, Troost, Winnwood, & Washington Parks: 1892-1936
Compiled history of Kansas City's amusement parks from 1892-1936.
KCResources, page 38
Notes on the Pioneer School of Kansas City, Part One
Mention of William Mulkey as a student of the Colesville School in early 1830s Kansas City, supervised by teacher Parley Pratt (also listed on the same page as Charley Pratt) and "founded by the Mormon...
Q.: How Old Is Troost Lake and Where Did It Get Its Name?
September 17, 1995
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 3, 1896-1907, Page p301
Southeastern part of early Kansas City from E. 27th Street south to about E. 29th Street and from Harrison Street east to Tracy Avenue, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 3, 1896-1907, Page p302
Southeastern part of early Kansas City from E. 29th Street south to about E. 30th Street and from Harrison Street east to Tracy Avenue, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 3, 1896-1907, Page p311
Southeasernt part of early Kansas City from E. 29th Street south to E. 30th Street and from Lydia Avenue east to Highland Avenue, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges of page...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 3, 1896-1907, Page p312
Southeastern part of early Kansas City from E. 30th Street south to E. 31st Street and from Lydia Avenue east to Highland Avenue, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges of page...
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