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201. Kansas City Crossroads: The Night the Lights Went On Kansas City Crossroads: The Night the Lights Went On March 2001 Photo and description of the introduction of electric lights to Kansas City in 1882 by "young Kansas City scientist Edwin Weeks," founder of "the Kawsmouth Electric Light Co," eventually renamed as the...

202. Kansas City Firsts Kansas City Firsts

203. Kansas City Gains Mexican Air Link Kansas City Gains Mexican Air Link December/12/1974 First international carrier directly from Kansas City by Mexicana Airlines, the oldest commercial airplane carrier in North America.

204. Kansas City Happening Kansas City Happening December/6/1968 Article about Saint Mark's Ecumenical Church, or Saint Mark's Episcopal Church at 12th and Vine Streets, "the nation's first ecumenical, Catholic-Protestant church" opening in 1968 with both Catholic and...

205. Kansas City Military Airports Kansas City Military Airports 1999 One page of the history of military airports in Kansas City and vicinity, starting with Richards Field in 1922 and continuing with the Sherman Army Airfield at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1923; Fairfax...

206. Kansas City Public Library Kansas City Public Library First books accessioned in the Kansas City Public library were the following: 1. Adler's German Dictionary 2. Morell's English and Latin Dictionary 3. American Cyclopaedia

207. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Portrait and bio of Agnes Rouse (1873-1933), or Lena Rouse, "the first woman to hold a seat on the Kansas City Livestock Exchange." Native of Scotland emigrating to Kansas City in 1878 and taking her late...

208. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Map and bio of Berenice Chouteau (1801-1888), "Kansas City's original pioneer mother" and "the first white woman to make her home in this area." She was born in Kaskaskia, Illinois, and moving to Kansas...

209. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Photo and bio of Mary Tiera Farrow, or Mary Farrow (1880-1971), "the dean of women lawyers in Kansas City" and author of the book "Lawyer in Petticoats." Description of her life and career as a native...

210. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Photo and bio of Martha Zimmerman Franklin, or Martha Franklin (1898-1976), "the consummate businesswoman and club member who worked tirelessly for community betterment." Description of her life and career...

211. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Photo and bio of Carolyn Farwell Fuller, or Carolyn Fuller (1875-1944), "the first woman member of the Kansas City Board of Education" in 1922. Description of her life and career as a native of New England...

212. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Biographical sketch of Avis Smith (1851-1941), "the first female physician qualified to practice in Jackson County." Native of Illinois coming to Kansas City about 1880 with offices in the Commercial Building...

213. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Photo and bio of Lena Rivers Smith, or Lena Smith (1922-1968), "the first black to be employed by a Kansas City television station." Native of Kansas City graduating from Lincoln High School and becoming...

214. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Photo and bio of Leona Pouncey Thurman, or Leona Thurman (1911-1985), "the first black woman to practice law in Kansas City." Native of Arkansas coming to Kansas City in 1931 as a legal secretary before...

215. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Photo and bio of Carrie Westlake Whitney, or Carrie Whitney, "the mother of Kansas City's public library system," dying in 1934. Native of Virginia coming here as head of "the first circulating library...

216. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Photo and bio of Brenda Paulette Williams, or Brenda Williams (1946-1989), "Kansas City's first black weekday anchor-woman" from 1981 to 1985. Native of Saint Louis coming "to Kansas City in 1977 as a...

217. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Photo and bio of Hazel Browne Williams, or Hazel Williams (1907-1986), "the first black fulltime professor at the University of Kansas City (later the University of Missouri-Kansas City)." Native Kansas...

218. Kansas City's First Catholic Church: Quebec Once Held Jurisdiction over the Roman Catholic Church in Kansas City's First Catholic Church: Quebec Once Held Jurisdiction over the Roman Catholic Church in This Area October/27/1955 History of the administration of the Catholic Church in the area, starting with 1680 to 1776, when it was under the Quebec diocese.

219. Kansas City's First Church Kansas City's First Church December 1923

220. Kansas City's First Flight Kansas City's First Flight May//1973 Illustration and article about the first airplane flight in Greater Kansas City--on December 24, 1909 in Overland Park, Kansas--promoted William Strang, "or W. B. Strang, a wealthy trolley-line owner,...