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1. 'Dying,' He Led a Kansas Faith 'Dying,' He Led a Kansas Faith October/13/1962 Photo and biographical article about Reverend Samuel Irvin, a missionary born about 1812 and moving in with Kansas Indians near Fort Leavenworth, Kansas about 1837, co-founding the town of Highland, Kansas,...

2. A Colorful Shop Building: First Structure Completed in Country Club Plaza Development Is Brightened A Colorful Shop Building: First Structure Completed in Country Club Plaza Development Is Brightened by American Adaptation of Spanish Motif April/22/1923 Photos and article about "the first building to be completed in the very ambitious Country Club Plaza business development outlined in that general vicinity by the J. C. Nichols Company." Designed in "Spanish...

3. A Historic Hello: Board Chairman of AT&T Inaugurates Use of Direct Trans-Atlantic Phone Cable A Historic Hello: Board Chairman of AT&T Inaugurates Use of Direct Trans-Atlantic Phone Cable September/25/1956 Article about the first telephone cable communication between Kansas City and Europe. The first non-cable trans-Atlantic telephone communication was in 1927, with much static.

4. A House Older than Independence Bows to Progress A House Older than Independence Bows to Progress June/28/1962 Photo and article about the demolition of the remaining part of the house of Samuel Weston, built in 1826, one year before the formation on the city of Independence, Missouri. Description of Weston, "Independence's...

5. A Pop Concert from a TV Studio A Pop Concert from a TV Studio January/21/1957 Description of the first television broadcast of the orchestra, done on three local stations from the WDAF-TV studios.

6. A Stern Grip on Highway Speed: Missouri's New Law, in Effect Wednesday Midnight, Allows No "Tolerance" A Stern Grip on Highway Speed: Missouri's New Law, in Effect Wednesday Midnight, Allows No "Tolerance" August/25/1957 News of Missouri's supposedly "first" speed limit, between 60 and 70 miles per hour, depending on time of day and type of highway.

7. A. W. Wagnalls, Publisher, Dies A. W. Wagnalls, Publisher, Dies September 4, 1924 Obituary for A. W. Wagnalls, one of the founders of the publishing firm of Funk and Wagnalls, makers of the famed encyclopedia. Wagnalls, then using the surname "Wagenhals," organized the first English...

8. About Town: Remember James Crews? About Town: Remember James Crews? January/22/1988

9. Air Age Mark in Jet Flight Air Age Mark in Jet Flight August 3, 1959 First jet passenger plane out of Kansas City, leaving for Los Angeles, California.

10. Amusements: Badger Circus at Kansas City and Westport Amusements: Badger Circus at Kansas City and Westport April/5/1856 Ad for Orton's Badger Circus, the earliest known theatrical performance in Kansas City according to the local history index card, listing some of its amusements: trained badgers, a strong man, stunt horse...

11. And They Came to the "Heart of America" And They Came to the "Heart of America" October/2/1921 List of several other firsts in Kansas City, including the first lawyer, Robert T. Van Horn, the first physician, Isaac M. Ridge, and the first settlement in Jackson County, Fort Osage, in 1808.

12. Around Kansas City: KC School Might Have Been First to Use Lights Around Kansas City: KC School Might Have Been First to Use Lights September/1/1987 Article containing information about the midget sports league, noting the possible first midget league and first lighted ballgame, around 1930.

13. Barstow School Started Cum Laude Society Here Barstow School Started Cum Laude Society Here May 23, 1959 The first chapter of the Cum Laude Society in Kansas City was inaugurated last night at the Barstow school, 4950 Cherry Street.

14. Big Turnout Opens Sam's Town Complex Big Turnout Opens Sam's Town Complex September/14/1995 Article about the opening of Sam's Town, the Kansas City "area's newest--and Kansas City's first--floating casino," partially on the Missouri River.

15. Blacks Have Endowed KC Blacks Have Endowed KC February 10, 1986 Three-part article about three prominent African Americans from Kansas City's past: Judge Carl Johnson, Minnie Crosthwaite, and Rev. D.A. Holmes. Carl Johnson was "the first black elected to a judgeship...

16. Blacks in Kansas City, Part III--Business and Industry Blacks in Kansas City, Part III--Business and Industry February 21-February 28, 1986 Third in a series of four articles about the history of African Americans in Kansas City. It provides an overview of black business and industry, from the period before emancipation in 1865 to the present...

17. Carrie Westlake Whitney Carrie Westlake Whitney April/9/1934 Obituary for Carrie Westlake Whitney, or Carrie Whitney, "Mother of the Kansas City Public Library" as the first public librarian of Kansas City. Native of Virginia coming to Kansas City as librarian at...

18. Carrie Westlake Whitney Carrie Westlake Whitney April/9/1934 Obituary for Carrie Westlake Whitney, or Carrie Whitney, "Mother of the Kansas City Public Library" as the first public librarian of Kansas City. Native of Virginia coming to Kansas City as librarian at...

19. Charles M. Mason to Constable Post Charles M. Mason to Constable Post November 30, 1956 File containing an article and photo about Charles Mason, "the first Negro deputy constable to serve in the Jackson county courthouse," appointed by Judge Bernard Gnefkow (also listed alternately here...

20. Charles Pitrat Charles Pitrat January/19/1970 Obituary for Charles Pitrat, inaugurator of the Country Club Plaza lighting program, dying at the age of 74 on January 18, 1970.