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J H Buford
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...
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...
Looking southeast from the northwest corner of 11th and Walnut, during winter. Streets outfitted with Christmas decorations.
Postcard of the Washington Monument
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
Whyte Brothers Grocery
Postcard of the interior of the E. Whyte Grocery, Fruit & Wine Company
Unidentified men standing near Whippet before Willys-Knight Overland, in winter; located at 25th, Grand, and McGee.
Winter Family Home Sold
February 21, 1899
Article about the sale of one of the best known homes in the city at 30th and Troost Avenues. Article only mentions the home and its buyer and seller. In 1925 or before, this home became the Horner Institute...
Snow along unidentified road, at night.
Looking south along Walnut from 9th. Street outfitted with Christmas decorations.
Mailboxes at 11th and Grand covered with snow.
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