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1. An Old-Timer Recalls Southwest's Early Days An Old-Timer Recalls Southwest's Early Days March/9/1931 Photo and biographical article about Frank Witherspoon, a cattle man for 57 years starting in 1873. Born in Tennessee in 1853 and starting out in Texas before coming to Kansas City in 1897.

2. Both Grew Up with Great Southwest: Board of Trade and Telegram Witnessed Strides Both Grew Up with Great Southwest: Board of Trade and Telegram Witnessed Strides March/9/1931 Expansion in grain industry in last 50 years allowed Board of Trade and Drovers Telegram to grow together.

3. Far Back and Close-Up Views of Grain Trade in Kansas City Far Back and Close-Up Views of Grain Trade in Kansas City March/9/1931 Board of Trade and its parent organization date from 1869. .. Brief history of the Board.

4. First Exchange Was Only 24 Feet Square First Exchange Was Only 24 Feet Square March/9/1931 Present building has 371 times as much space as original home at 16th and State Line Roads, built in 1871.

5. Grasshoppers Grasshoppers March/9/1931 Description of "the great grasshopper plague" of 1874-1875 affecting Kansas City and "sweeping the trans-Mississippi country bare of vegetation from the Platte river to Texas and as far east as Sedalia."...

6. Half Century on Kansas City Yards--From River Bottom Swamps to World's Second Market Half Century on Kansas City Yards--From River Bottom Swamps to World's Second Market March/9/1931 History of the Stockyards from 1882, highlighting 12 business men active in the Stockyards since that time.

7. Half Century Transition in City's Street Railway System Half Century Transition in City's Street Railway System March/9/1931 History of the street railway system in the city back to 1870, starting with "mule cars" and progressing through to John Henry's electric 'trolley' car in 1884, mentioning also the various streets on the...

8. Kansas City Daily Drovers Telegram Kansas City Daily Drovers Telegram March/9/1931 Issue of the periodical celebrating its own 50th anniversary, illustrating changes in Kansas City since 1881.

9. Kansas City's First Train Came to Town on a Boat Kansas City's First Train Came to Town on a Boat March/9/1931 Article about the "first locomotive" arriving in Kansas City, running west to Lawrence, starting in 1864, with more railroad history.

10. Kept the Pace Kept the Pace March/9/1931 Article about the first American Royal, called the National Hereford Show, in 1899, naming exhibitors and officials of the first show.

11. Seventy-two Years, and He Is Still in It Seventy-two Years, and He Is Still in It March/9/1931 Biographical article about William Penn Anderson, or William Anderson, "'Dean' of Live Stock Agents," with 72 years of experience in the livestock industry in Kansas City, starting in "1871, the year the...

12. The Twelfth Street Cable The Twelfth Street Cable March/9/1931 Short description and poem about the 12th Street Viaduct for street railway access to the Stockyards from Downtown.

13. The Twelfth Street Cable The Twelfth Street Cable March/9/1931 Poem from 1913 when the cable cars stopped functioning.

14. When Tongues of Flame Swept K.C. Stock Yards When Tongues of Flame Swept K.C. Stock Yards March/9/1931 Story of the disastrous fire of 1879, killing 15,000 "head of cattle and hogs," and leaving "25 acres of yards left in ruins with loss of $2,000,000."