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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
H M Gousha Company
Picture This Library's Autochrome Photos Showcase Kansas City's Depression-Era Splendor
Author highlights the Kansas City Public Library's collection of Frank Lauder's color slides which they obtained in 1953. Some biographical information about Lauder is included as well as information about...
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...
Pearl Lange Schuler
File containing a photo and information on Pearl Lange Schuler, or Pearl Schuler (ca. 1889-1956), a local poet and women's club activist, with residence at 6607 West 80th Street Terrace in Overland Park,...
News of the end of the "once flourishing memorial foundation, which provided markers for historic spots in Kansas City," with the death of its last survivor, Mrs. Inghram (Mary Rockwell) Hook.
Patriots and Pioneers Memorial Foundation
June 17, 1905
Bibliography of inscriptions of Jackson County cemeteries.
Pat Metheny: Jazz Voice of the '80s
Photos and biographical article about Pat Metheny, a jazz guitarist from the Kansas City area and "one of the genre's biggest success stories." Description of his life and career, born about 1954 in Lee's...
Out of the Rough, a Jewel Regains its Shine
January 12, 2013
Article summarizes some of the past troubles and current state of the Hillcrest Country Club. David Francis, the club's current owner, discusses previous missteps in the club's management and operations...
Organized Crime in Kansas City, Missouri
Book jacket reads: "The alliance between organized crime and politics was never stronger than it was in Kansas City, where the local Mob boss controlled the police department and terrorized elections.......
Order of Hoo Hoo
January 23, 1924
Group portrait of D.G. Saunders Concatenation Class.
Once-Influential Political Clubs see Power Wane
December 1, 2009
The Citizens Association and Freedom Inc. were once powerful organizations for influencing political change. Both organizations are now experiencing financial difficulties and shrinking membership. Their...
On the Road: Kansas City, Missouri
Photos and article about the running and jogging venues and facilities in Kansas City, reviewing local running routes along parks and trails (including the Old Trolley Trail and the Indian Creek Greenway)...
Old Settlers: Interesting Meeting of the Pioneers of This and Adjacent Counties
Article about the establishment of the "Historical Society of Old Settlers" of the Kansas City area, made up of "all the old residents of Jackson, Clay, Cass, and Platte counties, Missouri, and Wyandott...
Old Mission Country Club
Interior view of golf pro shop.
Old Men's Association Records Finding Aid
The Old Men's Association was a social organization that met for 25 years in Kansas City beginning in 1893 up to 1918. Men had to be 60 years old or older in order to qualify for membership. Prominent...
Oakwood Country Club Will Mark 125 Years
August 18, 2006
The new game of golf was one reason Oakwood Country Club, then known as the Progress Club, moved from downtown to its current location, a then-rural property at 9800 Grandview Road, in 1911. When the course...
Now's the Time
June 28, 1905
Chapter of biography chronicling the period of Charlie Parker's career from late 1943 to mid-1946, when he was committed to the California state mental hospital at Camarillo. Includes details of Parker's...
No Woman's Land
April 6, 2003
Article about Wolf Creek Golf Links, an all-male organization located in the Kansas City metropolitan area in Kansas. It is a private club, invitation only, currently with 280 members. It is one of only...
Information on local nightclubs or night clubs, with photos.
Night Live! A Look into Live Entertainment in Kansas City
Profiles of mainly nightclubs or dance clubs.
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