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61. Deaths: Mrs. Sarah Rawlings Deaths: Mrs. Sarah Rawlings June/27/1946 Teacher Rawlings was "one of the first students to attend Froebels school in Baltimore where pupils were taught to train kindergarten classes."

62. Deaths: Mrs. Sarah Rawlings Deaths: Mrs. Sarah Rawlings June 27, 1946 Sarah Esmond Mott Rawlings opened the first kindergarten in Kansas City. It was thought to be the first of its kind west of the Mississippi River.

63. Deaths: Roy L. Owen Deaths: Roy L. Owen February/21/1971 Photo and obituary for Roy Owen (ca. 1891-1971), "80, the first mayor of Overland Park after the incorporation of the city" from 1960 to 1963. Native of Princeton, Missouri coming to Greater Kansas City...

64. Deaths: Sidney Q. Noel Deaths: Sidney Q. Noel May/21/1972

65. Deaths: Thomas Ruf, Sr., Rites Deaths: Thomas Ruf, Sr., Rites January/19/1971 Photo and obituary for Thomas Ruf, Sr., "73, of 3434 Wyandotte" Street, an airline operator with his father from 1927 to 1932 (the first passenger airline of Kansas City), then a natural gas driller at...

66. Developoment of a Town From Its Few Scattering Shanties to a Prosperous City, Edgerton, The Developoment of a Town From Its Few Scattering Shanties to a Prosperous City, Edgerton, The December-January-February-March//2000-2001 Article includes early history of Edgerton including many of the "firsts" in the town.

67. Door-to-Door Canvass for First Library's Books Door-to-Door Canvass for First Library's Books April/5/1960 Article about the first library in Kansas City, established in 1871 at 509 Main Street by Englishman John Taylor as part of the Mechanics' Institute system, surrounded at the time by multitudes of saloons,...

68. Dr. Benoist Troost Dr. Benoist Troost Information on Dr. Benoist Troost (1786-1859), the first physician in Kansas City (or one of the first without a medical degree). Native of Belgium emigrating to Westport in 1847 and building the first...

69. Dr. Benoist Troost Dr. Benoist Troost Illustrations and information on Dr. Benoist Troost (1786-1859), the "first resident physician of Kansas City." Native of Holland (also known as the Netherlands) emigrating to Saint Louis in 1845 before...

70. Dr. Isaac M. Ridge Dr. Isaac M. Ridge June//1889 Portrait and biographical article about Dr. Isaac Ridge, one of the first (often referred to as the first) college-graduated physicians in Kansas City. Born in Kentucky in 1825 and coming to Kansas City...

71. Dr. Isaac Ridge Dr. Isaac Ridge 1908 Photo and bio of Dr. Isaac Ridge (1825-1907), "the first college graduated physician to locate in Kansas City." Native of Kentucky coming to Kansas City in 1848 with offices on the Levee serving as a doctor...

72. Dr. Johnston Lykins Dr. Johnston Lykins April 17, 1905 Biographical sketch of Dr. Johnston Lykins (1800-1876), the first legal mayor of Kansas City, first postmaster of Westport (out of the Shawnee Mission), and first editor and publisher of a newspaper entirely...

73. Dr. Joseph Feld: One of Our Prominent Citizens Who Is Now before the People Dr. Joseph Feld: One of Our Prominent Citizens Who Is Now before the People July/28/1894 Portrait and biographical article about Dr. Joseph Feld, a Westport physician starting his career in Michigan and moving to Denver and then Kansas City in 1865, "draft[ing] a bill for the establishing...

74. Dr. Pauline Gerhard Thompson Obituary Dr. Pauline Gerhard Thompson Obituary February/24/1953 Obituary for Dr. Pauline Gerhard Thompson, or Pauline Thompson, widow of Dr. Howard Thompson and a physician in the first class to admit women at the old Barnes Medical College in Saint Louis, graduating...

75. Dust Storms: Part One, 1850-1860 Dust Storms: Part One, 1850-1860 May//1946 First of a three-part series of articles on dust storms in Kansas, including those affecting the Kansas City area from 1850 to 1860.

76. Early African American Police Officers Early African American Police Officers 2006 Book excerpt about Lafayette Tillman, William Davis, Cornelius Carter, and J.J. Mattjoy, early African American police officers of the Kansas City Police Department. Tillman was the second black police...

77. Early Concrete Construction in Kansas City Early Concrete Construction in Kansas City December-January 1965 Photos and article about early concrete construction in Kansas City, including some of the first reinforced concrete buildings in the country, including the Gumbel Building (built in 1904 at the southeast...

78. Early Day Pilot Dies Early Day Pilot Dies March/26/1963 File containing an obituary for Ernie Smith, "70, veteran pilot" of Kansas City. "[T]he first civilian pilot to fly the Pacific" Ocean in 1927 and later an executive of TWA and other airlines in Kansas...

79. Early Days in the West: Along the Missouri One Hundred Years Ago Early Days in the West: Along the Missouri One Hundred Years Ago April 7, 1905 Reprint from the Liberty Tribune with biographical sketches of the author's father, Elder William Thorp (1772-1853), a pioneer Baptist missionary of the Kansas City area. Native of Virginia moving to Saint...

80. Early History of Greater Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas: The Prophetic City at the Mouth of the Kaw Early History of Greater Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas: The Prophetic City at the Mouth of the Kaw 1928 Illustration of the home of James Hyatt McGee, or James McGee, at 19th and Main, the "First Brick House in Jackson County, Built in 1845 [sic]."