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''We All Had a Cause'': Kansas City's Bomber Plant, 1941-1945
The B-25 bomber was crucial to the war effort during World War II and many of these bombers were made in North American Aviation's Kansas City, Kansas facility. "This article describes the origin and development...
''Whipped and Routed'' Blunt Strikes Marmaduke At Cane Hill
October 1, 2004
This article details information concerning the encounters between the Union Army and the Confederates in the area of northern Arkansas and southern Missouri and in particular the Battle of Cane Hill which...
''Within the Limits of the Southern Confederacy'': The C.S.A.'s Interest in the Quapaw, Osage, and Cherokee Tribal Lands of Kansas
Article explores the Confederacy's interest in securing Indian tribal support as well as tribal land in southern Kansas. "In all, the Confederacy signed treaties with three tribes holding lands in southern...
'A Mighty Mean-Fowt Fight': The Battle of Wilson's Creek
December 1, 2005
The Battle of Wilson's Creek was an early fought Civil War battle staged in the border state of Missouri in 1861. Article sets the scene in the state prior to the battle and states that this battle helped...
'Bleeding Kansas' Recalled
April 1, 2004
To help people remember and learn about the era known as Bleeding Kansas," lawmakers in Washington have proposed creating a national heritage area involving two dozen Kansas counties." The legislation,...
'Casey' Jones, Ex-KC Times Editor, Dies of Cancer
Photo and obituary for Donald Jones, or Casey Jones, "a former summer intern reporter who rose to be city editor and then national editor of 'The Kansas City Times,'" dying at the age of 73 in 2000. Description...
'Inner-Ring' Suburbs New Development in Older Communities
Article describes both the challenges and advantages of 'inner-ring suburbs,' defined as "mostly post-World War II communities." Their proximity to downtown and their established infrastructure are making...
'Mother Taylor': At 83, Myra Taylor Reigns as One of KC's Greatest Singers Ever
April 2, 2000
Biographical article about Kansas City jazz singer Myra Taylor, a black woman starting out in 1930s night clubs and going on to USO and other overseas tours starting in World War II, with photos.
'Old Clay Is Some Punkins' (A History of Clay County)
Short description of Washington Dale, referred to as the oldest Missourian at 109 years old, living in Clay County in 1821 and in Kansas City during the Civil War emancipation.
'Showy' General Blamed in Massacre
September 28, 1963
Article about the surprise raid by William Quantrill's guerrillas on Major General James Blunt and his black troops at Baxter Springs, Kansas.
'The Great Issue': Kansas Cityan [sic] Discusses Problem of Getting Rid of Blacks, Contending Country Is in First Stages of Disintegration
Photo and biographical article about Colonel John Moore, a Confederate veteran and journalist writing a book called "The Great Issue: An Argument" about the "degeneracy" in America caused by intermarriage...
'The Old Guy with the Bikes' Wins Hearts in Martin City
March 9, 2013
Article announces that Ralph Martin will be the first recipient of the Martin City Community Humanitarian Award. A biography of Martin is provided. His experiences serving in the Pacific Theater of World...
. ..Presenting Albert F. Hillix: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about Albert Hillix, president of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, former city attorney of Weston, Missouri, and a veteran of World War I and World War II.
. ..Presenting Elmer C. Rhoden: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Illustration and biographical article about Elmer Rhoden, "president of the American Golden Saddle Horse Association. ..probably the world's best-known breeder of gaited horses," and "chairman of the 1947...
. ..Presenting H. Roe Bartle: Swing's Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about H. Roe Bartle, "chief executive of the Kansas City Council of the Boy Scouts of America" and later mayor of Kansas City in the 1950s. Also a nation-wide lecturer, veteran...
. ..Presenting John T. Schilling: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo, illustrations, and biographical article about John Schilling, co-founder (with his mentor Sam Adair) and manager of the WHB radio station in Kansas City in 1922. Raised in Kansas City and starting...
100 Years Ago at Morton: Feds Killed in Battle
Reference to the Battle of Shaws Shop found in the file.
105 Years of Opera
Review of Kansas City opera's "golden age" in the late 1800s, declining later, especially after World War I, from which it "never fully recovered."
125th Anniversary Reenactment of The Battle of Westport
Looking east along the north side of 12th between Holmes and Charlotte, at night. Billboard in view promoting war bonds.
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