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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
J H Buford
Unidentified men standing near Whippet before Willys-Knight Overland, in winter; located at 25th, Grand, and McGee.
Whyte Brothers Grocery
Postcard of the interior of the E. Whyte Grocery, Fruit & Wine Company
Who Was This Man, Joe B. Chiles?
Biographical sketch of Joseph Ballinger Chiles, an early Jackson county resident who immigrated to California, but made several trips back to Jackson County. Includes reprints of letters written by Chiles...
Where the Gem Sparkles Yet: The History of the Grave of Belle Star
Article documents the history of Belle Starr's grave site. The author begins at her death on February 3, 1889, and concludes by covering efforts to restore the site begun in 2010.
When Giant Crowns Hung High in KC
A history of the giant crowns that used to decorate nine intersections of downtown Kansas City during the Christmas shopping seasons from 1957 through 1976. Commissioned by the Downtown Merchants Association...
Wheat Futures Trading Sets Record
September 29, 2006
The article states "on Sept. 12, year-to-date total trading volume at the exchange reached 3.964 million contracts, surpassing in just over eight months the previous annual record of 3.953 million set...
What Shall We Do Next Winter?
Article about the efforts of George Melcher, "superintendent of the schools of Kansas City, Mo.," and his efforts "to solve the unemployment problem in his city during the past school year by inducing...
Westport to Lose Oldest Church Building
St. Luke's AME Church, at the corner of 43rd and Roanoke, will be demolished because of the widening of 43rd Street and the "general deterioration of the building". Organized soon after the Civil War to...
Westport Presbyterian Church to Celebrate a Century of Service
Article describes history and current activities of one of the oldest congregations in Westport. The congregation started as Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1835. Although the Church's membership currently...
Weston United Methodist Renovating Historic Church
Weston Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was dedicated in 1868. Friends of Sacred Structurees Technical Assistance Team is assisting the Church in the first major renovation of its historic structure....
Waterway "Triumph": First Cargo of Wheat Leaves Only River-Rail Terminal in the Wheat Belt
Photo of "the first wheat barge to leave Kansas City's [Kansas City, Kansas's] new public levee," the "municipally-owned Kaw Point elevator." Started in 1936 by the federal government, "leased for thirty...
Water-Works Operation: Water Softening at Kansas City
Report of the expensive but needed water softening operation by the Water Department, due to Kansas City's water's "high degree of hardness, averaging about 215 ppm [parts of sediment per million units...
Postcard of the Washington Monument
Looking southeast from the northwest corner of 11th and Walnut, during winter. Streets outfitted with Christmas decorations.
W. H. Collins
Advertising card for W. H. Collins showing a girl in a winter coat and hat pulling a sled through the snow. Front of card says: "The Genuine Dr. C. McLane's Liver Pills and Vermifuge." Front lower right...
W. B. Townsend and the Struggle Against Racist Violence in Leavenworth
Article focusing on W. B. Townsend, a journalist, politician, and attorney, and his struggle against racist violence in Leavenworth, Kansas, at the turn of the twentieth century.;;"Born a slave in Alabama...
Vintage KC: 1915
December 1, 2006
Photograph and brief description of men plowing sidewalks and streets for the J.C. Nichols Company in 1915, using mule drawn, V-shaped snowplows made of wood.
Victor Buck Residence
Full frontal and side view in winter; located at 12th and Washington.
Urban History of Kansas
Part of the magazine's "Review Essay Series", the author refutes the rural image long associated with Kansas by stating that "since the 1950s more than half of the state's residents have lived 'in town'...
Union Station and Skyline in Winter
Full frontal view looking north in winter, showing downtown skyline.
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