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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Susan Jezak Ford
"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....
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
1908 Flood, near Union Depot
Postcard view near Union Depot of 1908 Flood
8th Street and Delaware
A snowy, wintery street scene identified as 8th and Delaware. Weather has caused a traffic jam. An overhead transit bridge shows the Kansas City Public Service Company logo and slogan: "Safe Dependable...
97,000 of Us Need New Route Over River
May 16, 2005
Article providing information about the closing of the 51-year-old Paseo Bridge for rehabilitation work costing $20.9 million. Includes statistics about other bridges and their opening dates as well as...
A Dry and Wet Weather Route to Emporia, Kansas
Map and caption about the highways to Emporia, Kansas, following the wet and dry routes of the Santa Fe Trail.
A Long, Hot Summer
Photo (of cracked earth in the Kansas City area), table (comparing downtown Kansas City daily high temperatures from 1936, 1980, and 1983), and article about "[t]he heat wave and drought of 1983" nearing...
About the West: Kansas Abolitionists Fight Confederates in Missouri
Photos, illustrations, map, and biographical article about Jared Barnes (1834-1916), "an avowed Free-Stater" moving from his native New York to Kansas Territory in 1857 and serving as a Union officer in...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 8 with Unrelated Cards
Scrapbook page containing nine advertising and calling cards showing the following:
1. A woman riding a horse jumping over a stone wall. Card says: "Faith Whitcomb's Liniment, Cures Rheumatism & Neuralgia..."...
Artwork Commissioned for Metro Patrol Station
June 12, 2008
A design by Michael Davis was chosen over 90 other applicants for permanent display at the new Metro Patrol police station scheduled to open in 2009. The 25-foot weather vane, titled "Salute," will "feature...
Baltimore Hotel Profile
Biography of Alexander Majors (1914-1900), Pony Express Founder
Biography of Mary Lou Williams (1910-1981), Musician, Stride Piano pioneer.
Biography of Nathan Scarritt (1821-1890), Methodist Minister and Teacher
Blizzard of 1888
Multiple articles about the blizzard of 1888, noted as the standard for comparison for later blizzards in the Midwest.
File containing information about the BMA Building at Union Station Plaza and at 31st and Southwest Trafficways, "from sea level. ..the tallest office structure here, its base level equivalent to perhaps...
Bridges Get Fast-Tracked
March 14, 2007
The Missouri Department of Transportation is concerned about the safety of bridges built in the state in the 1960s. Weather and years of use have taken their toll on some area bridges. Article provides...
Business Men's Assurance Co. Building
Full frontal view of BMA building on Pershing Road with weather beacon on roof. Former Sweeney School for auto, tractor, and aviation.
Cholera in Saint Louis in 1849
Short article on the effects of cholera in St. Louis during the 1849 outbreak. Includes a mortality list by weeks and cemetery statistics. It also includes other information including areas with the most...
Coldest Here in 1899
January 4, 1947
The lowest temperature ever known here was 22 degrees below zero February 12, 1899.Only three days before that record, the mercury dropped to 20 below. February 13, 1905, had a 21-below-zero reading. February...
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