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1. Andrew Drips Park Andrew Drips Park 1995 Description of the 0.16-acre park acquired in 1882, between Belleview, 16th, and Jarboe Streets, with photo, drawing, and history as being the first city park.

2. Camp Croghan Camp Croghan 1987 Description of Camp Croghan, the "first military post in Kansas," also called Cantonment Martin, "established in 1818 when Kansas was an unknown portion of the Louisiana Territory" and "winter quarters...

3. Country Club Plaza Country Club Plaza 1982 Reference to the Country Club Plaza as the "nation's first residential shopping center with a homogeneous design."

4. Early African American Police Officers Early African American Police Officers 2006 Book excerpt about Lafayette Tillman, William Davis, Cornelius Carter, and J.J. Mattjoy, early African American police officers of the Kansas City Police Department. Tillman was the second black police...

5. First Airplanes in Kansas City First Airplanes in Kansas City 1999 Description of the "first successful aeroplane designed and built in Kansas City and its initial flight" on August 26, 1910, flown by "J. C. McCallum, inventor and builder of the machine." On same page...

6. First Mail West: Stagecoach Lines on the Santa Fe Trail First Mail West: Stagecoach Lines on the Santa Fe Trail 1971 Tells about the stagecoach lines that carried passengers and mail over the Santa Fe Trail from 1850 to 1879, until railroads took over their traffic.

7. Fort Osage Fort Osage 1987 Photo and history of Fort Osage, "the first United States government outpost in Louisiana Territory," selected for its site on the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1804 and established in 1808, supervised...

8. Gertrude Keith Gertrude Keith 2002 This book contains one page personal accounts of the lives of numerous women from the Kansas City metro area, as well as their photograph. Includes African American community leader Gertrude Keith.

9. Hannah Cole Hannah Cole 1943 One paragraph of biography about Hannah Cole, "the first settler on the site of the present city of Boonville," Missouri, settling the Boon's Lick Country in about 1810 and receiving the first license...

10. Homer Roberts and Reuben Street Homer Roberts and Reuben Street 2006 Book excerpt about Homer Roberts and Reuben and Ella Street, early black businesspeople of Kansas City. Roberts was "one of the first African American car salesmen in the country" and Reuben Street was...

11. Kansas City Military Airports Kansas City Military Airports 1999 One page of the history of military airports in Kansas City and vicinity, starting with Richards Field in 1922 and continuing with the Sherman Army Airfield at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1923; Fairfax...

12. Nelson Caesar Crews and Chester Arthur Franklin Nelson Caesar Crews and Chester Arthur Franklin 2006 Book excerpt about Nelson Caesar Crews, or Nelson Crews (ca. 1875-1923), an early African American newspaper owner and editor of the Kansas City Sun, and Chester Franklin (1880-1955), founder and publisher...

13. Phoebe Ess Phoebe Ess 1992 Photo and bio of Phoebe Jane Routt Ess, or Phoebe Ess (1850-1934), "the dean of Missouri clubwomen." Description of her life and career as a native of Kentucky coming to Kansas City in 1872 as a teacher...

14. Richar Marshall Fristoe Richar Marshall Fristoe 1877 Biographical sketch of Richard Marshall Fristoe, or Richard Fristoe (1789-1842 ca.), a former judge and Missouri state representative of Jackson County. Native of North Carolina moving to the Lexington,...