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81. 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 1927 Mentions of Judge Richard Fristoe, along with Henry Burris and Abraham McClelland, as the first judges of the Jackson County court in 1827, following the county's organization in 1826 in Independence.

82. Early Jackson Co. Settlers Early Jackson Co. Settlers April/1/1960 Article about some of the earliest settlers of "land within the bounds of Kansas City" starting with James McGee (the first, in 1828) and "followed by the original French settlers [sic]" such as Louis...

83. Early Schools of Jackson County Early Schools of Jackson County December 1922 Two paragraphs about the "first" school in Westport and one of its teachers.

84. Electric House Electric House November/5/1922 Article describing the exhibition of an early "all-electri" house.

85. Emanuel Cleaver: Newest Black Minister Wins in Kansas City Emanuel Cleaver: Newest Black Minister Wins in Kansas City September//1991 Photos and biographical article about Reverend Emanuel Cleaver, elected in 1991 as "the first Black mayor of Kansas City, Mo." at the age of 46. Native of Texas becoming a civic activist and city councilman...

86. Emily Fisher, First Independence Black Business Woman Emily Fisher, First Independence Black Business Woman Fall//1995 Biographical article about Emily Fisher, the "first Independence black business woman," born a slave in Kentucky about 1808 and arriving in Jackson County in 1836 and managing a hotel in Independence owned...

87. Encyclopedia of History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference Encyclopedia of History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference 1901 Photo and bio of Dr. Isaac Ridge, "pioneer physician" of Kansas City and its first official city physician. Born in Kentucky in 1825 and coming to Kansas City in 1848 as a doctor at the Levee before moving...

88. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference 1901 Photo and bio of Webster Withers, a Kansas City business man. Born in Clay County, Missouri in 1837 and coming here in 1865 as a banker before starting an elevator business here in 1874 ("theirs being...

89. Era of Street Car Draws Near Its Close Era of Street Car Draws Near Its Close June/16/1957 Article about the end of Kansas City's street car transportation.

90. Ewing to Study for Banker Job Ewing to Study for Banker Job October 11, 1946 Vertical file with photo and biographical article about Ephraim Ewing, "former business manager of Wheatley-Provident hospital." Ewing became "cashier of the Douglass State bank which will open for business...

91. Ex-Slave Was a Success in Early Independence Ex-Slave Was a Success in Early Independence February 23, 1986 Biographical article with photo about Hiram Young (1815-1882), a wagon-maker and ex-slave in 19th century Independence, Missouri. Young is described as "one of the richest men in Jackson County" by 1860...

92. Faces of the Past: Off the Stump Faces of the Past: Off the Stump May//1991 Photo and biographical description of 75-year-old Springfield resident Billie Hagan, "the first woman to occupy a chair on the Kansas City, Mo., City Council" in 1963.

93. Fashionable Pearl Street Fashionable Pearl Street October/3/1921 Mention of Reverend R. S. Symington as the pastor of "the first Presbyterian church in Kansas City" held in 1857 in the parlor of the home of W. G. Barkley at the southeast corner of 3rd Street and Delaware...

94. Father of Miss Capitola Jones Dies in Topeka Father of Miss Capitola Jones Dies in Topeka March 14, 1952 Vertical file containing an obituary for John Paul Jones, a Kansas City lawyer dying at the age of 96 on March 7, 1952. Jones was born in a log cabin "of slave parentage" and "was licensed to practiced...

95. Federal Loan Agency to Hold Gala Opening Federal Loan Agency to Hold Gala Opening June 25, 1954 News article about the opening of the "Twin City Federal Savings & Loan Association, 1825 1-2 Vine St., the first institution of its kind to be organized by Negroes in the Midwest." H. W. Sewing was the...

96. Ferries in Kansas: Part 1--Missouri River Ferries in Kansas: Part 1--Missouri River February 1933 First in a series of articles about ferries in Kansas, describing the history of those on the Missouri River.

97. Ferry Craft of Long Ago: The Pioneer Boats of the Early Missouri River Ferry Craft of Long Ago: The Pioneer Boats of the Early Missouri River December/25/1910

98. Fiat Lux, and It Fiat Luxed Very Lively on Main Street Last Night--Introduction of the Electric Light Fiat Lux, and It Fiat Luxed Very Lively on Main Street Last Night--Introduction of the Electric Light into Kansas City March 24, 1881 Title "Fiat Lux" Latin for "Let there be light."

99. Fifty Years Ago Today, the First Ford Branch Opened Here Fifty Years Ago Today, the First Ford Branch Opened Here January/1/1956 Photo and article about the first Ford branch assembly and sales branches in the nation (branches from Detroit) being located in Kansas City in 1909, at 318-320 West 11th Street.

100. Final Rites in KCK for Rev. Benedict Justice Final Rites in KCK for Rev. Benedict Justice December 9, 1966 Vertical file containing a photo and obituary for Reverend Benedict Justice, "36, superior and pastor at Our Lady of Perpetual Help church, Kansas City, Kas." He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1930 and...