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Fred L Lee
Demolition Looms For 1881 Locale
July 9, 2010
The 129-year-old Cosby Hotel is set to come down after the city "declared it a dangerous building requiring immediate demolition." The severe winter weather and wet spring contributed to the deterioration...
Diamond in the Rough
Brief vignette describing the discovery of a spring near Council Grove, Kansas, by Ben Jones, a member of George Sibley's 1825 expedition to survey the Santa Fe Trail. The spring became known as "Diamond...
Diamonds & Furs
Profiles of four local luxury retailers and their owners. Missy Wang Smart is president of Alaskan Fur Company; Cathy Tivol is CEO of Tivol Jewls; Stephen Burstein own's Stephen's Fine Jewelry, Inc.; and...
Diary Clears Mystery around Bingham Painting
Article about the painting by artist George Caleb Bingham of Abner Deane, a minister imprisoned for refusing to take the oath of the Drake constitution in Missouri, following the Civil War, required of...
Digitizing Union Cemetery Records an Ongoing Process
Rick Graff, board vice president of Union Cemetery, reports that he is making progress in putting the Union Cemetery burial records in to a database. As of this time records A through Fe have been recorded....
Disruption and Disease
Study tracing the spread and effects of disease among the Osage Indians from the 18th century through the end of the 19th, as they moved into the Indian Territory of Kansas, and later present-day Oklahoma....
Domes Fund Created to Restore Crumbling Towers/Tiles
Friends of Sacred Structures, Christ Temple Church, and the Jewish Federation of Kansas City have formed an alliance to repaier the terra cotta domes over the entrance to the Temple.
Don Benito Vasquez in Early Saint Louis
Biographical article about Don Benito Vasquez (1738-1810), an early Spanish settler of Saint Louis, Missouri. Native of Spain emigrating to Saint Louis in 1869 as a soldier under Lieutenant Pedro Piernas...
Doug Frost--Spirit King
Biographical sketch of Doug Frost, an internationally recognized wine expert who has judged for "PBS's first reality show, 'The Winemakers,' and presides over the Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competitions,...
Downtown Winter Aerial View
Aerial view, looking north along Walnut from near 6th Street, towards City Market, in winter.
Dr. Johnston Lykins: Baptist Missionary, Realtor, Doctor, First Legal Mayor of Kansas City
Photo of Dr. Johnston Lykins (1800-1876), illustration of his home (built in 1857 at 12th and Washington Streets), and biographical article describing his life and career as a Baptist missionary, realtor,...
Earlie Telegraph Service in Kansas City
July 14, 1940
Up to the winter of 1857-8, telegraph lines from the East had reached only as far as Boonville. In the spring of 1848, Charles C. Stebbins, president of the Missouri River Telegraph Company, made a proposition...
Early History of the Kansas School for the Deaf, 1861-1873
Thesis toward a master's degree from George Washington University, discussing the early history of the Kansas School for the Deaf, "the oldest state educational institution in the state of Kansas," founded...
January 16, 1889
Looking east across East Bottoms in winter.
Electric Park (2nd), Lake
Postcard of Lake in Electric Park (2nd)
Electric Park (2nd), Tower and Bandstand
Postcard of Electric Park (2nd), Tower and Bandstand at Night
Elizabeth Bettie Duncan: Diary of Daily Life, 1864
June 23, 1905
Elizabeth Duncan, who called herself Bettie, kept a diary while in Lawrence, Kansas during 1864. The article states, "This article will examine Bettie Duncan's diary for patterns of daily life and for...
Episcopal Churches, Saint John's Episcopal Church
Exterior, street level view of the front of St. John's Episcopal Church located at 517 Kensington. Winter scene with automobiles on the street and people on church walk.
Ernie Quigley: An Official for All Seasons
Article about Ernest C. Quigley from St. Mary's, Kansas, who is little-known today but had a 40-year career in officiating baseball, basketball, and football games. From 1913 to 1938, Quigley was a major...
Ewing Kauffman and Baseball Hall of Fame
November 9, 2007
This month, Ewing Kauffman's name will come up for consideration for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Current Kansas City Royals owner David Glass will speak to the committee in Kauffman's favor....
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