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41. Blacks in Kansas City, Part III--Business and Industry Blacks in Kansas City, Part III--Business and Industry February 21-February 28, 1986 Third in a series of four articles about the history of African Americans in Kansas City. It provides an overview of black business and industry, from the period before emancipation in 1865 to the present...

42. Camp Croghan Camp Croghan 1987 Description of Camp Croghan, the "first military post in Kansas," also called Cantonment Martin, "established in 1818 when Kansas was an unknown portion of the Louisiana Territory" and "winter quarters...

43. Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri //1875

44. Carrie Westlake Whitney Carrie Westlake Whitney April/9/1934 Obituary for Carrie Westlake Whitney, or Carrie Whitney, "Mother of the Kansas City Public Library" as the first public librarian of Kansas City. Native of Virginia coming to Kansas City as librarian at...

45. Carrie Westlake Whitney Carrie Westlake Whitney April/9/1934 Obituary for Carrie Westlake Whitney, or Carrie Whitney, "Mother of the Kansas City Public Library" as the first public librarian of Kansas City. Native of Virginia coming to Kansas City as librarian at...

46. Charles Lockridge Charles Lockridge 1908 Biographical sketch of Charles Richard Lockridge, or Charles Lockridge, organizer of the Commercial Bank and overseer of his father's estate, born in Kansas City in 1860. Description of his father, Thomas...

47. Charles M. Mason to Constable Post Charles M. Mason to Constable Post November 30, 1956 File containing an article and photo about Charles Mason, "the first Negro deputy constable to serve in the Jackson county courthouse," appointed by Judge Bernard Gnefkow (also listed alternately here...

48. Charles Pitrat Charles Pitrat January/19/1970 Obituary for Charles Pitrat, inaugurator of the Country Club Plaza lighting program, dying at the age of 74 on January 18, 1970.

49. Children in the First Westport School: Jackson County, Missouri, 1869 Children in the First Westport School: Jackson County, Missouri, 1869 February/1/1961 Listing of the children attending the "first Westport school" in 1869, giving names and ages.

50. Christmas Tree Lighting Christmas Tree Lighting December/13/1929 Christmas tree lighted by candles on December 25, 1882, the first such lighting in Kansas City, in the home of German immigrant Oswald Karl Lux in Westport.

51. Chronicle Chronicle July 10, 1819 Brief notice about the Missouri River steamboat "Independence."

52. City Council: Who Are These People? City Council: Who Are These People? January//1983 Photo and biographical description of Kay Cronkite Waldo Barnes (known as Kay Waldo in 1983 before becoming the first woman mayor of Kansas City in the late 1990s), or Kay Barnes, City Council member for...

53. City Directories City Directories November/6/1941 Discovery of the earliest extant or the "first" city directory from 1860.

54. Collection Is Gold Mine: Snyder 'Americana' Is Available at UMKC Collection Is Gold Mine: Snyder 'Americana' Is Available at UMKC October 1972 Photos (of title pages of old Jackson County documents) and article about the opening of the "Snyder Collection of Americana of the UMKC libraries" in 1972, previously kept by its owner Robert McClure...

55. Color Video Here Tonight Color Video Here Tonight December/31/1954 News of the first local color television images in Kansas City, with plans of WDAF-TV "to telecast a 1-minute commercial in color."

56. Country Club Plaza Country Club Plaza 1982 Reference to the Country Club Plaza as the "nation's first residential shopping center with a homogeneous design."

57. Country Clubs Country Clubs May/17/1936 Copy of the article in the file.

58. County's Birthday Party: Jackson County Bicentennial Commission Will Stage Gala Dec. 15 at Independence County's Birthday Party: Jackson County Bicentennial Commission Will Stage Gala Dec. 15 at Independence October//1976 Announcement of the "celebration of the sesquicentennial of Jackson County" in 1976 at Independence, with illustrations and description of the various Jackson County courthouses, starting with the first...

59. Daniel Yoacham's Tree Daniel Yoacham's Tree September//1969 Photo and article about the 300-plus-year-old tree on the late Daniel Yoacham's property in Westport at Central and Ward Parkways, cut down in 1957. Originally on the property of Yoacham from 1833 until...

60. Death of Jacob Ruf Death of Jacob Ruf February 14, 1955 Photo and obituary for Jacob Ruf, "founder with his four sons of the Ruf Realty company" and a pioneer aviator of Kansas City dying at the age of 82 at his residence at 3816 Washington Street. Native of...