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Albert Nelson Marquis
Mary K Dains
William Allen White
1998 Sierra Club Sprawl Report: 30 most sprawl-threatened cities.
June 20, 2005
Kansas City ranks number five amongst the ten most sprawl-threatened cities, according to a report from the Sierra Club. It has more freeway lane miles per car than any other city in the country.
A Selective Index to Theatre Magazine
References to issues of Theatre Magazine with information about Kansas City actress Jeanne Eagels, including volume 45, June 1927, page 15, with a portrait of her drawn by Janet Dexter.
A Treasury of American Song
Song lyrics to the "Ballad of Jesse James" by Billy Gashade in an excerpt from a 1943 book not in this library.
American Culture, American Tastes: Social Change and the 20th Century
References to and brief descriptions of the Committee on Public Information during World War I, and its chairman, George Creel, a former Kansas City journalist, pointing out his efforts with the committee...
Illustration and biographical sketch of artist Thomas Hart Benton.
American Preachers of To-Day: Intimate Appraisals of Thirty-two Leaders
Chapter of the book (partly an interview of) about Reverend Burris Jenkins, pastor of the Linwood Boulevard Christian Church and later the Community Christian Church in Kansas City, born here in 1869....
Canadians of the West
Biographical description of Jacques Fournais (here called "Fournier"), a Kansas City resident and former "Canadian 'voyageur' ('a man employed by a fur company to transport goods and men to an[d] from...
Crowning the Kansas City Royals
June 27, 1905
This book is devoted to recounting one of the greatest sporting events in Kansas City history--the Royals' triumph over the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1985 World Series.
Current Biography Yearbook
Photo and bio of Louis Samuel Rothschild, or Louis Rothschild, "Under Secretary of Commerce" of the federal government with offices and residences in Kansas City and Washington, D. C. Born in Leavenworth,...
Portrait and biographical description of Joseph Hislop (1884-1977), "[t]he only professional opera singer with an outstanding international reputation ever to come from the City [of Edinburgh, Scotland],"...
Book extract of the autobiography of Edward Keating (1875-1965), a national representative from Colorado working with Missouri Representative Champ Clark and Senator Harry Truman against political corruption...
Chapter in the book which highlights both Ida Rosenthal, founder of Maindenform, Inc., and Kansas City's Nell Donnelly Reed and her Nelly Don dresses.
Esquire's World of Jazz
May 28, 1905
Several references to and descriptions of Kansas City jazz, especially Charlie Parker (1920-1955), the world renowned saxophonist starting out and growing up here.
Book excerpt gives a brief description of Fletcher Daniels, a Missouri state representative in 1990, including Daniels's committee memberships, birth in Oklahoma in 1919, and residence at 3537 Askew Avenue...
Franklin D. Roosevelt and the City Bosses
Chapter of the book about Tom Pendergast, political boss of Kansas City, with comparisons of him to other national urban bosses rising and falling in the Great Depression.
Photo and biographical sketch of George Nettleton, a Kansas City railroad manager and engineer born in Massachusetts in 1831 and coming here about 1868, also serving as general manager of the Kansas City...
Hash! Stories of Old Westport
Descriptions of wine gardens in the Westport area in the late 1800s, all in the Roanoke and Valentine residential districts west of Broadway, including that of "Fred Esslinger" at 39th and Roanoke Roads...
Hughes' Kansas City Views
Photo of the residence of James G. Strean at 35th and Harrison Streets.
Jacquline Townes McGee
Book excerpt with a brief biography and photo of Jacquline Townes McGee, a Missouri state representative, including her committee memberships, birth in Haiti in 1952, and so on.
James J. Lynn
Photo and biographical sketch of James Jesse Lynn, or James Lynn (1892-1955), a prominent "insurance executive" and native of Louisiana coming to Kansas City in 1909 "as an accountant," then becoming a...
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