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J H Buford
"Out of the Ashes"
Article on the aftermath of Quantrill's Raid on the town of Lawrence, Kansas and its residents. Following the August 21, 1863 attack in which almost 200 men and boys were killed, surviors of the raid struggled...
''Praising My People''
Article examines newspaper coverage in Wichita, Kansas, during the early 1930s to show the media's response to the increasing inter-racial athletic scene. The Kansas City Monarchs are mentioned several...
''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...
'Equipping Ourselves in Every Possible Way': Contents of Wagons on the 1851 Oregon Trail
This article starts out: "Before deciding to make a cross-country trip, anyone with common sense would certainly give considerable thought to what supplies would be needed to make that journey." Early...
Looking west from the north side of 10th Street between Grand and Walnut, in winter.
10th Street, East from Baltimore
Postcard of 10th Street, East from Baltimore
16th and Wyandotte
Full frontal view of residence at 16th and Wyandotte, in winter.
1934-1935 Burials in Municipal Cemetery of Kansas City
List of burials continued from earlier issue, volume 34, issue 2, Winter 1993, pages 76-78.
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...
Looking east along 9th from west of the Junction (Main & Delaware), in winter. Shows street clock used to raise funds for YMCA.
A Brief History Of Old Westport
Originally published in The Kansas City Star in March 1933, this is part two. It discusses the Mormons, Santa Fe trade, Westport's chief advantages, John Sutter, and John Fremont.
A Brushstroke of Genius
Article describes the life and work of Ernst Ulmer, a Kansas painter educated at the Kansas City Art Institute. Ulmer's work is influenced by artists such as George Bellows, George Caleb Bingham, and Mary...
A Century in Print: The Newspaper Business in Johnson County, 1860-1960
Detailed article about the history of news publishing in Johnson County, Kansas. "In no other state's history has the press played such an active and pervasive role in community life. This is evident in...
A City Awakened: The Kansas City Race Riot of 1968
Article about the race riot in Kansas City touched off by the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Door With a Mind of Its Own Has a Message for Its Owners
Photo and description of the former home of James Vandergrift, "who owned the Hanna Rubber Co.," detailing the architectural features of the front fascade.
A Growing Demand for Local
December 8, 2009
Feature article in the Star Business Weekly about local farms and the demand for locally grown food even in the winter. The article includes a comparison chart between 2002 and 2007 of number of farms...
A. Holland, Shoe and Clothing House
Advertising card for A. Holland Shoe and Clothing House showing a scene of a church in winter inside a cresent moon next to a pink rose. Back of card is blank. Address given on front of card:
A Lesson in The Arts
September 18, 2011
Cover story with pictures tells of the Alcott Arts Center at 180 S. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Named for Louisa May Alcott, the center provides music, theater, and art for children. The nonprofit organization...
A Little Place Getting Smaller
Article about Gove County, Kansas. With a declining population, it represents much of the Great Plains' rural communities. "While rural America in general saw a gain in population between 1990 and 2000,...
A Material World
Article describes two Kansas City stores that feature fine fabrics. Cy Rudnik's Fine Fabrics has been at Crown Center since 1976. Kaplan's Fabrics, in the Country Club Plaza since 1946, is now owned by...
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