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101. First Airplanes in Kansas City First Airplanes in Kansas City 1999 Description of the "first successful aeroplane designed and built in Kansas City and its initial flight" on August 26, 1910, flown by "J. C. McCallum, inventor and builder of the machine." On same page...

102. First Bathtub in Kansas First Bathtub in Kansas July 31, 1937 Photo of a dog in the "first" bathtub in Kansas, at the Ames Hotel in Wamego, Kansas, with caption.

103. First Black Police Officer To Be Honored First Black Police Officer To Be Honored June 18, 2005 Article says that William F. Davis was Kansas City's first African American police officer. The Kansas City Police Historical Society identified Davis and decided he joined the force when it was founded...

104. First Brick Home in County Was Built by McGee Family: Present Intersection of Baltimore and Southwest First Brick Home in County Was Built by McGee Family: Present Intersection of Baltimore and Southwest Boulevard Was Site of Dwelling on 680-Acre Farm--Sons Helped Build Community July/30/1950 Photo and biographical article about the McGee family of Kansas City, arriving in Clay County, Missouri, about 1827 from Kentucky with the Fry family (patriarch James Hyatt McGee's maternal side). Description...

105. First Buildings First Buildings January 6, 1901 Includes drawing of the first building.

106. First Catholic School in Westport First Catholic School in Westport February//1966 Story of the first Catholic school in Westport, on Washington Street between 39th and 40th Streets.

107. First Comics in The Kansas City Star First Comics in The Kansas City Star July 27, 1924 Comics section first appears in The Kansas City Star.

108. First Edition of Kansas City Star First Edition of Kansas City Star September 18, 1880 Unverified first edition of the Kansas City Star newspaper, according to the local history index card.

109. First Edition of Kansas City Star Magazine First Edition of Kansas City Star Magazine July-August, 27-29, 1924-1926 Unverified first edition of the Kansas City Star Magazine section of the Star newspaper, according to the local history index card.

110. First Edition of This Week Magazine First Edition of This Week Magazine February 1, 1959 Unverified first edition of the Kansas City Star's "This Week Magazine," according to the local history index card.

111. First K. C. Packing House Built in '59: J. L. Mitchener Owned Plant near Grand Avenue First K. C. Packing House Built in '59: J. L. Mitchener Owned Plant near Grand Avenue March 9, 1931 Article tracing the history of the packing industry in the city mainly from 1859, when J. L. Mitchener, the first, opened, to 1871, when the Stockyards opened and four large packing houses had been firmly...

112. First Kansas City Police Car First Kansas City Police Car March 1968 Photo of the supposedly first Kansas City police car. The Packard Model 18 was the first car operated by the Kansas City Police Department, in about 1911.

113. First Kansas River Ferry First Kansas River Ferry March 17, 2026 Tall Charles, a Wyandotte Indian, whose grave is marked by a broken stone in Huron cemetery, Kansas City, Kas., conducted the first ferry over the Kansas river.

114. First Local Airplane Flight First Local Airplane Flight The first airplane flight in Greater Kansas City took place on December 24, 1909, in Overland Park, Kansas. The promoter was W. B. Strang, a wealthy trolley-line owner. The pilot was Charles K. Hamilton....

115. First Mail West: Stagecoach Lines on the Santa Fe Trail First Mail West: Stagecoach Lines on the Santa Fe Trail 1971 Tells about the stagecoach lines that carried passengers and mail over the Santa Fe Trail from 1850 to 1879, until railroads took over their traffic.

116. First Mansion Is Leased: Others Get Leasehold on 12th and Washington Corner First Mansion Is Leased: Others Get Leasehold on 12th and Washington Corner November?/18?/1923? Illustration and article about the former Dr. Johnston Lykins residence, built in the mid-19th century at the southwest corner of 12th and Washington Streets as "Kansas City's first mansion." Later "an...

117. First Methodist Church in Kansas City First Methodist Church in Kansas City February 8, 1925 Article mentions that the first Methodist Church in Kansas City, at 5th and Wyandotte Streets, became a livery stable in the 1890s.

118. First Missouri Pacific Trains First Missouri Pacific Trains [1970] First Missouri Pacific trains in Kansas City: (1) Kansas City to Independence on August 1, 1864; (2) Kansas City to Saint Louis on September 20, 1865.

119. First Newspapers in Kansas Counties First Newspapers in Kansas Counties February//1941 First in a series of articles about the "first" newspapers in Kansas counties, covering those in the Kansas City area including Leavenworth County, Kansas (the "Kansas Weekly Herald" in 1854), Atchison...

120. First Railroad Depot First Railroad Depot February/18/1906 Article about the first rail depot for Kansas City in Independence, with photo and discussion of the plans and needs for the station.