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Aerial View Downtown Kansas City
Aerial View Downtown Kansas City
TitleAerial View Downtown Kansas City
DescriptionPostcard of Aerial View of Downtown Kansas City
Historical ArticleThis view of the confluence of the Missouri and Kaw rivers and Downtown District was photographed from the air for the Wood Brothers Corporation of Industrial Developments. It is believed to be in the early 1920s.

Airport runways apparently were painted onto the photo by an artist to give the impression that Kansas City had a large airport. The reverse side of the card, with a promotional message, reads: Greater Kansas City, with a population estimated at 610,000 people, is widely known for its most beautiful residential districts and the extensive park and boulevard systems which connect the naturally zoned sections of the city. As an industrial center, Kansas City has enjoyed the reputation as a distributing point to its great consuming trade territory of 20 million people. Kansas City's rise as a factory center is occasioned by its proximity to raw materials, gas, oil, coal and agricultural products.

Kansas City is the converging point of 12 trunk line railroads. It lies at the elbow of the Missouri River, the western trunk of the inland waterways. It is the center of America's airway systems. With radiating national highways, Kansas City is the center of transportation -- rail, water, highway and air.

Come to the Heart of America! With a healthy climate and happy people -- Greater Kansas City is a good place in which to live.

Kansas City Times
November 19, 1982

AuthorRay, Mrs. Sam (Mildred)
Item TypePostcard
CollectionMrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36981
Local SubjectAerials
Digital FormatJPEG
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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