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Fred L Lee
A Colorful Career Comes To a Close
August 16, 2007
Prominent Kansas City sports figure Jerry Green died August 15, 2007, at the age of 77. He was "a flamboyant Kansas City businessman who owned banks and radio stations and tried to buy the Kansas City...
A Colorful Shop Building: First Structure Completed in Country Club Plaza Development Is Brightened by American Adaptation of Spanish Motif
Photos and article about "the first building to be completed in the very ambitious Country Club Plaza business development outlined in that general vicinity by the J. C. Nichols Company." Designed in "Spanish...
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 Creative Powerhouse Behind the Scoreboard
August 6, 2008
A local company, Dimension X Design, also known as DXD, produces the graphics for the Kansas City Royals new scoreboard. This company, founded by Sean Hopkins, works with 100-plus professional teams, "doing...
A Culture Lives On in Dyer Collection
February 1, 2004
This article describes the Dyer Collection of Indian artifacts currently owned by the Kansas City Musuem. The collection was amassed by Col. Daniel B. Dyer and his wife Ida during the late 19th century....
A Cut Above
File containing photos and a biographical article about James Anderson, 38-year-old winner of a Black Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City award as owner of his own James Place restaurant and adjacent...
A Decade of growth and a drive for political empowerment
Article chronicles the early history of The Call newspaper from the time Chester Franklin founded it in 1919 through the 1920s.
A Department at the Gateway of the West
Extensive article about the police force's operations in the early part of the century, deemed as being efficient with a large population to patrol and relatively small manpower to patrol it.
A Dog's View of the World
October 17, 2007
Local cartoonist Charles Barsotti is scheduled to be part of the Johnson County Library Foundation fundraiser to be held October 20, 2007. Barsotti is a cartoonist for "The New Yorker" magazine. "With...
A Downtown Landmark Shuts Doors
December 30, 2003
After almost 80 years serving downtown Kansas City, the Italian Gardens restaurant closed its doors. A family-owned restaurant for five generations, Italian Gardens served many of the city's prominent...
A Faithful Butler Receives Home and $10,000
Photos, captions, and article about the bequeathment of the "3-story residence of the late Miss Pearl Burdette and Miss Elva Stapp, who died Sunday," to Melvin Babb, "Negro butler there thirty-one years."...
A Family Letter Regarding the Youngers
Article (written by a relative of Cole Younger) about the Younger family of outlaws and the activities of leader Cole Younger through the early 1900s in and around the Kansas City area.
A Famous Theosophist: Countess Wachtmeister Pays a Visit to Kansas City
Portrait and biographical article about Constance Georgine Louise de Bourbel de Montjucon, or "Countess Wachtmeister, of Sweden, the famous Theosophist" "widely known as one of the disciples and the intimate...
A Faulty Petition
February 6, 1891
Biographical article about William Peake, former city treasurer of Kansas City indicted in court for embezzling city funds with his "bondsmen."
A Feel for Art
August 1, 2010
Tina Blatter is legally blind but she creates works of art with tactile enhancements that visually impaired persons can appreciate. She also suffered a brain injury which has required many years of therapy...
A Field of Fans' Dreams
May 22, 2007
The Royals baseball team and Jackson County officials have unveiled a $250 million renovation plan for Kauffman Stadium. Construction is to begin in October of 2007 and be completed by opening day of 2010....
A Fine Kansas City Home Beginning to Take Form
Illustration and caption about the "very fine example of a Tudor manor in the new home of U. S. Epperson" being built in 1921 "on a hilltop at the southwest corner of [52nd Street] and Cherry streets,"...
A Fine Mystery, but. ..
File containing a photo (of the author) and book review of "The Mystery of the Third Twin" by Wilma Yeo, a novelist and former "creative writing instructor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and...
A Fleet for Sydney Smith: Former Kansas Citian into the Halibut Fishing Industry
File containing a biographical article about J. Sydney Smith, "formerly of Kansas City [member of the Board of Trade], but now of Vancouver, British Columbia" as owner of "the schooner Casca, which was...
A French Canadian Family among Western Pathfinders
October 16, 1924
Illustrations and biographical article about the Robidoux family of fur traders in Missouri and the far west including Louis Robidoux and especially his brother Joseph Robidoux III (1763-1868), founder...
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