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1. Ada & Chester Franklin Ada & Chester Franklin May/21/2000 File containing photos and a biographical articles about Ada Crogman Franklin, or Ada Franklin (ca. 1886-1983) and her husband Chester Arthur Franklin, or Chester Franklin (1880-1955), founding owners...

2. KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More May/21/2000 Biographical sketch of William Strang (1857-1921), co-founder of Overland Park, Kansas, and "visionary" railroad businessman.

3. KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More May/21/2000 Biographical sketch of Thomas Unthank (1866-1932), founder of hospitals for minorities, including "Douglass Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., the first black hospital west of the Mississippi River" and involved...

4. KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More May/21/2000 Photo and bio of Frank Wiziarde (1916-1987), "Whizzo the Clown" as a television personality in the 1950s and 1960s in Kansas City.

5. KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More May/21/2000 Biographical sketch of Jacob Billikopf (1883-1950), co-founder of the Board of Public Welfare, a "native of Russia" arriving in Kansas City in 1907, becoming "superintendent of the United Jewish Charities"...

6. KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More May/21/2000 Biographical sketch of John Bisceglia (1891-1988), an "Italian-born citizen who helped generations of fellow immigrants," arriving in Kansas City in 1918 "to serve his ministry at a community center at...

7. KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More May/21/2000 Photo and biographical sketch of Arthur Bryant (1902-1982), "Kansas City barbecue impresario," founder of Arthur Bryant's barbecue restaurant at 1727 Brooklyn Avenue, arriving in Kansas City in 1931 and...

8. KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More May/21/2000 Photo and biographical sketch of Lyda Burton Conley, or Lyda Conley (1874-1946), "[t]hought to be the first female attorney to plead before the U. S. Supreme Court." Part Wyandotte Indian and "noted for...

9. KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More May/21/2000 Biographical sketch of Samuel Eason (?-1920), founder of "what became the Niles Home for Children," starting in 1883 as a bricklayer to take in needy African-American children to his home at 1406 Vine...

10. KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More May/21/2000 Photo and biographical sketch of Gershon Hadas (1896-1980), "[l]ongtime rabbi and Jewish community leader" taking over "the struggling Congregation Beth Shalom at 34th Street and the Paseo in 1929 and...

11. KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More May/21/2000 Photo and biographical sketch of Patricia McIlrath (1917-1999), "[f]ounder of Missouri Repertory Theater," born in Kansas City and becoming a professor of theater, "returning to Kansas City in 1954 to...

12. KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More May/21/2000 Biographical sketch of Ernest Newcomb (1886-1979), "[f]ounder of the University of Missouri-Kansas City," moving to Kansas City in 1925 and opening the "University of Kansas City" in 1933, writing its...

13. KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More May/21/2000 Biographical sketch of Henry Perry (dates of birth and death unknown), "Kansas City's 'father of barbecue,'" with his "barbecued meats" business at 1514 East 19th Street first appearing in the city directory...

14. KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More May/21/2000 Photo and bio of Dr. John Ramos, Jr., physician and "the first African-American member of the Kansas City School Board."

15. KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More May/21/2000 Biographical sketch of N. Clark Smith (?-1935), "[n]ationally known black musician who composed hundreds of songs, choral works and an African symphony," arriving in Kansas City "as musical director at...