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Lake of the Ozarks
Kansas City, Missouri...
Candy Vyvey Moulton
Renee Martin Kratzer
1980s Description of Kansas City
Brochure aimed at business executives considering Kansas City for location.
A Capital Adventure: Discover Jefferson City's Prominent Places
Article about the tourist and historic sites in Jefferson City and surrounding Cole County, Missouri, including the Missouri State Capitol building, built in about 1911, the Governor's Mansion, built in...
A City in Decline: The Bad News Is How Kansas City Is Slipping
Photos and article about the decline in population rank and other aspects of the Kansas City metropolitan area from 1959 to 2001, including its convention attendances, the park and boulevard system, the...
A Courthouse Revival
January 2, 2008
The historic Jackson County Courthouse in Independence, Missouri, on the National Register of Historic Places and originally constructed in 1836, is slated for major renovations. Currently "senior citizens...
A Gracious Town in the Heartland
Illustrated map, photos, and article about Kansas City and its entertainment offerings as a host to the 1976 Republican National Convention at the new Kemper Arena.
A Young City Will Greet You
Photos and article about tourist sites in Kansas City for the "1939 Biennial Convention of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs in Kansas City. Description and history of...
Agency Nominee Backs Kansas Outdoors Tourism
January 14, 2011
Nominated by Gov. Sam Brownback as secretary of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Robin Jennison talks about his vision for promoting the "outdoors experience" in Kansas.
Antiques Road Trip
Article describes several historic destinations for road trips from Kansas City. Locations include Lexington, Blackwater, and Arrow Rock in Missouri, and Nebraska City in Nebraska.
Approaching Kansas City: From All Points of the Compass
Article (written by a staff member of the Kansas City Public Library) about traveling into Kansas City (for the American Library Association conference here in 1968) from several different surrounding...
Bad Blood, the Border War that Triggered the Civil War
Poster used to publicize a local television production called "Bad Blood" which was a co-production of KCPT Kansas City Public Television and Wide Awake Films. The film premiered, March 2007 on KCPT, Channel...
Bibliography of Books of Travel in Missouri
Bibliography of books about travels in the territory and state of Missouri up to 1912.
Big City Weekend Vacations for Two: Kansas City
Photo and description of the tourist attractions in Kansas City as a weekend travel destination, with its "new Crown Center" and other attractions around the city.
Branson Airport Is Set to Fly
April 23, 2009
Commercial passenger flights will begin May 11, 2009, at the new, privately financed Branson Airport. The owners purchased 925 acres in the Ozarks about eight miles south of Branson and "built a runway,...
Building a Greater Kansas City: Be a Part of the 2002-2003 Edition of Destination KC
Photos, maps, and descriptions of the business promotion project known as Destination KC, marketing attractive parts of the metro area for potentially relocating, expanding, or new outside businesses....
City File--Kansas City: Art, Baseball, Jazz, and Sacred Cows
Illustrations and article about the tourist sites of Kansas City, covering its basic scenery, cultural institutions, shopping and other entertainment centers, climate, history, "neutral non-dialect," prominent...
Convention and Tourist Council of Greater Kansas City
Publications for the firm with full title "Convention and Tourist Council of Greater Kansas City, Incorporated."
Conventions Held during 1913
List of all 1913 conventions in the city with their dates.
A series of articles focusing on the rebirth of Kansas City's Downtown district after a decade of redevelopment: 1) The Vision for Downtown is Now the reality; 2) Municipal Alchemy: Turning Planning Visions...
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