Description: Postcard of the Blue River.
Creator: Ray, Mrs. Sam (Mildred)
Date: 1912 ca.
Collection: Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36981
Historical Article: This Blue River scene was on a post card sold at the Fred Harvey shop in the Union Station about 1912. The post card, printed in color, was made expressly for Fred Harvey. The printed legend on the reverse side of the card reads: Ten years ago there were four motor boats in the city. Today, 450 motor boats, 115 houseboats, 300 canoes, thousands of row boats, and a dozen sail boats ply Kansas City's three rivers, and it is estimated that $400,000 is invested in various kinds of pleasure water-craft in the city. Kansas City is built upon an almost square tract of land with rivers upon three of its sides. The Kaw flows along its western border, the Blue flows through the eastern border, and the northern side of the square is the Missouri River. Kansas City Times, June 23, 1978.
Item Type: Postcard