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121. First Railroads in Kansas City First Railroads in Kansas City March 15, 1905 The Union Pacific railroad, the first to enter Kansas City, was opened as far as Lawrence, Kansas, in December, 1864. The next to come was the Missouri Pacific, which was opened for business in October,...

122. First Rock Road in Jackson County First Rock Road in Jackson County August 28, 1910 Description of the supposedly first rock road in Jackson County, at the "nearest good landing on the river. This was Rickman's landing at about where now is the Sugar Creek plant of the Standard Oil Company."...

123. First Rotogravure Section of Kansas City Star First Rotogravure Section of Kansas City Star 1926-1942 Unverified first Rotogravature Section of the Kansas City Star of the Star newspaper, according to the local history index card.

124. First School in Kansas City First School in Kansas City December 1922 Brief description of Colesville school, the "first school established within the present limits of Kansas City" and "founded by the Mormon Prophet, Joseph Smith, in 1832, in what is now Troost Park."

125. First Settler Here Was One of Many Chouteaus Who Helped Build the City First Settler Here Was One of Many Chouteaus Who Helped Build the City September/17/1953 Scrapbook contains an article about Francois and Berenice Chouteau, commonly accepted as the first permanent white settlers of Kansas City.

126. First Store House First Store House 1870 The first store house in the old town was built by T. A. Smart, in 1839 on the levee, on the site of which is at present a steam cracker factory.

127. First Sunday Edition of Kansas City Star First Sunday Edition of Kansas City Star April 29, 1894 Unverified first Sunday edition of the Kansas City Star of the Star newspaper, according to the local history index card.

128. First Telegraph Message in Kansas City First Telegraph Message in Kansas City September/29/1904

129. First Telephone Exchange First Telephone Exchange Tthe first telephone exchange opened for business in February 1879 with two operators during the day and one at night. There were 30 subscribers initially.

130. First Telephone in Kansas City First Telephone in Kansas City November 10, 1940 Article about the first telephone in Kansas City, at the residence of railroad manager J. L. Barnes.

131. First Trolley Cars First Trolley Cars April/19/1916 First practical overhead trolley line run on May 1, 1885.

132. First Uses of Electricity First Uses of Electricity Articles from the Kansas City Star about the first uses of electricity in the city, including Edwin R. Weeks, the Smith Dry Goods Palace, and Kawsmouth Electrical Company.

133. First Vehicle Crosses Bond Bridge First Vehicle Crosses Bond Bridge September 28, 2010 On September 27, 2010, Brad Regehr and his wife Wanda were the first to cross the new Christopher S. Bond Bridge (Bond Bridge) that replaces the Paseo Bridge. "More than 700 community leaders, politicians,...

134. First Voting Machine Election Tuesday First Voting Machine Election Tuesday April/4/1954 Short article with diagram of how to use the new voting machine in three steps, for the upcoming school levy election.

135. First Voting Machines in Kansas City First Voting Machines in Kansas City Voting machines were first used in Kansas City on April 6, 1954.

136. First Weekly Edition of Kansas City Star First Weekly Edition of Kansas City Star March 6, 1890 Unverified first weekly edition of the Kansas City Star, according to the local history index card.

137. First White Child Born in Kansas Near Death from Paralytic Stroke First White Child Born in Kansas Near Death from Paralytic Stroke November/19/1912 Biographical article about Susan Dillon, "the first white child born in the state of Kansas," born on January 12, 1830, and becoming the wife of William J. Dillon,a saddler and outfitter of Westport" and...

138. First White Children Born in Kansas First White Children Born in Kansas 1906 Chronology of the first white children born in Kansas, starting in 1828 and including the first white child born at the Methodist Shawnee Indian mission in 1830, "Susanna Adams Dillon," or Susannah Yoacham...

139. First Woman Journalism Graduate of M. U. to Retire First Woman Journalism Graduate of M. U. to Retire May/27/1952 Biography of Mary Paxton Keeley, the first woman to graduate from the first journalism school in the United States, the University of Missouri, and her careers as a journalist and teacher of creative writing....

140. Firsts in Kansas City Firsts in Kansas City Several scattered clippings on the microfilm of various types of "firsts" in Kansas City, among them important city establishments, buildings, and people.