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161. Hear--See--Marvel! Vitaphone Thrilling the World: John Barrymore in "Don Juan" Hear--See--Marvel! Vitaphone Thrilling the World: John Barrymore in "Don Juan" June/18/1927 Ad for one of the first talking motion pictures in Kansas City, with illustration, at the Globe Theater.

162. Helicopter Makes 2-Minute Hop to Terminal with Air Mail Helicopter Makes 2-Minute Hop to Terminal with Air Mail May 24, 1948 First cargo of letters ever dispatched here in a helicopter leaves the Liberty Memorial Mall in this craft, depicting the scene in a large photo.

163. Historic Kansas City Film Recovered: Museum Has Restored First Movies of Midwest Historic Kansas City Film Recovered: Museum Has Restored First Movies of Midwest June/9/1986 Biographical article about George Curtiss (~1865-1931), "pioneering filmmaker" and later writer for the Star and manager of the Doric Theater at 908 Walnut Street in Kansas City, dying at the age of 71...

164. Historic Spots or Mile-Stones in the Progress of Wyandotte County, Kansas Historic Spots or Mile-Stones in the Progress of Wyandotte County, Kansas 1935 One reference and an entire chapter of the book, including photos, about the White Church and its neighborhood in Wyandotte County, Kansas, the first church in Kansas as part of the Methodist Indian mission...

165. Historic Spots or Mile-Stones in the Progress of Wyandotte County, Kansas Historic Spots or Mile-Stones in the Progress of Wyandotte County, Kansas 1935 Description of Grinter's ferry across the Kansas River used for Fort Leavenworth, established in 1831 by the family of Moses Grinter, the "first permanent white settler" in Wyandotte County, Kansas, with...

166. Historic Spots or Mile-Stones in the Progress of Wyandotte County, Kansas Historic Spots or Mile-Stones in the Progress of Wyandotte County, Kansas 1935 History of the "Wyandot [sic] National Ferry," established across the Kansas River in 1843 and running until 1855, as the "first public utility in Kansas," with illustration.

167. Historic Westport: Westport's First High School Historic Westport: Westport's First High School September//1978 History of the first public high school in Westport, founded in 1852 and later with a large school built in 1908, with photo.

168. Historic Westport: Westport's First Negro School Historic Westport: Westport's First Negro School August 1979 Description of the Penn School for black children in Westport, at 42nd and Pennsylvania Avenues, built after the Civil War.

169. History of Boone County, Missouri History of Boone County, Missouri //1882 Description of the arrival of the "Independence" steamboat at Franklin, Missouri, in 1819, "the first which ever attempted the navigation of the Missouri River."

170. History of Jackson County, Missouri History of Jackson County, Missouri //1920 Two paragraphs about the organizing of the first ferry across the Missouri River in Jackson County in 1827, at "Uneaw's Ferry about three miles below Chouteau's former trading house."

171. History of Johnson County, Kansas History of Johnson County, Kansas //1915 An overview of the first 20 years of Olathe, Kansas. Includes a number of "firsts" for Olathe and Johnson County, including first mayor (John T. Barton), first child born ("a female child of African descent"),...

172. History of Kansas City, Missouri History of Kansas City, Missouri 1888 Photo and bio of William Vaughan, a grain executive and builder of "Elevator 'A,' the first elevator built and successfully operated in the Missouri valley." Born in Virginia in 1829 and raised in Clay...

173. History of the KU School of Nursing, 1906-2006 History of the KU School of Nursing, 1906-2006 Spring 2007 Overview of the development of KU School of Nursing accompanied with short entries called "Remarkable Firsts, Significant Achievements, and Interesting Facts: KU School of Nursing."

174. History of the Street Railways in Kansas City [Part 4] History of the Street Railways in Kansas City [Part 4] February//1923 Part four in a series of articles by the Railwayan magazine about the history of Kansas City's street railways, including "John C. Henry's early experiments with the first overhead trolley" in 1884 and...

175. Homer B. Roberts, 1885-1952: An Extradordinary Man Homer B. Roberts, 1885-1952: An Extradordinary Man 2001 Book with photos, illustrations, map, and information about Homer Roberts (1885-1952), one of the first or perhaps the first African American to enter "the retail automobile business in the early 1900's...

176. Homer Roberts and Reuben Street Homer Roberts and Reuben Street 2006 Book excerpt about Homer Roberts and Reuben and Ella Street, early black businesspeople of Kansas City. Roberts was "one of the first African American car salesmen in the country" and Reuben Street was...

177. Hughes' Kansas City Views Hughes' Kansas City Views 1896 Photo of the "first railroad track laid into Kansas City, 1862," taken in 1869.

178. Imperial Kansas City, 1900: Her Wonderful Growth and Resources Imperial Kansas City, 1900: Her Wonderful Growth and Resources 1900 Description of the business of John Spengler, proprietor of "the oldest house" in the wholesale liquor trade in Kansas City, established in 1868 at 418 Delaware Street.

179. Important Firsts in Missouri Imprints, 1808-1858 Important Firsts in Missouri Imprints, 1808-1858 1967 Information on several "firsts" and other early Missouri and Kansas City publications, including the imprint of the title page of the first book published in Kansas City.

180. Important Firsts in Missouri Imprints, 1808-1858 Important Firsts in Missouri Imprints, 1808-1858 1967 Copy of the "earliest located issue" of the paper, the first Kansas City newspaper, begun in 1851.