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Fred L Lee
A Piece of KC's Past Is Rediscovered
November 28, 2003
Article details the recent suggestion that part of the original riverboat landing or wharf area on Kansas City's waterfront is visible. Geologist Richard Gentile thinks the exposed ledge that tilts toward...
A Pillar of the Community
January 21, 2009
Guadalupe Centers, Inc., is celebrating 90 years of service to the Latino community and the 30th anniversary of its executive director, Cristobal Medina. Reported to be the oldest Latino organization in...
A Place For Peace: Sculpture, Fountain Symbolize Growing Importance of United Nations
April 30, 2003
Review of the dedication of the United Nations Peace Plaza in Independence on April 25, 2003. The sculpture of a girl with arms outstretched releasing a dove was designed by Tom Corbin. "The girl serves...
A Place to Grab a Bite to Eat
February 25, 2006
Architectural rendering of a grill planned to be constructed on the main level of Union Station by Summer, 2006. The restaurant will feature food and furnishings in the tradition of the orginal Fred Harvey...
A Place to Honor and Remember
April 21, 2006
A Korean War Veterans Memorial is to be located on the southwest corner of 119th Street and Lowell Avenue in Overland Park. The groundbreaking ceremonies will be Saturday, April 22, 2006 with U.S. Congressman...
A. Porter Davis
Vertical file containing multiple articles from The Call about Dr. A. Porter Davis, an African American physician in Kansas City, Kansas. Davis was elected president of the National Medical Association...
A Powerful Beacon at Whatsoever
March 19, 2008
Article describing the history of the Whatsoever Community Center located at 1201 Ewing St. in the Sheffield neighborhood. Orginally a soup kitchen founded in 1915 by a group of women from the Independence...
A Promising Legacy
October 11, 2006
Article describes the vision for coverting the historic Paseo YMCA building into the John "Buck" O'Neil Education and Research Center, in honor of the Negro Leagues legend who passed away October 6, 2006....
A Proposed New Parking Lot
Illustrated map of the "proposed new parking lot (outlined) for the Nelson Gallery of Art and Atkins Museum" at 45th and Rockhill Roads.
A Puzzle about Quiz
January 11, 2006
Commentary, written on the occasion of relief pitcher Bruce Sutter's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, arguing that Royals reliever Dan Quisenberry's career statistics qualify him for placement...
A Rare Old Book Reveals an Unsung Hero in Earliest Kansas City History
Illustration, and biographical article about Sacajawea (ca. 1785-1812 ca.), a Shoshone Indian guide on the Lewis and Clark expedition and wife of French fur trader Toussaint Charbonneau (1759-1840 ca.)...
A Report by the Mid-America Regional Council. Airports/1990
File containing a report on the 1977 Airport System Plan, etc.
A Restless Missourian Laid Claim to the West
File contains an article about Missourian explorer of the West, William Ashley (ca. 1782-1838), in a review of a book about him and his arrival in Missouri territory in about 1802 and serious exploration...
A Retired Methodist Minister with Two Score Slaves Transformed into a Plantation 365 Acres North of of Thirty-First Street at Troost, Which He Found a Wilderness
February 21, 1926
Illustrated map and biographical article about Reverend James Porter (1786-1851), a pioneer Methodist minister arriving in Jackson County from Tennessee with his mother in 1829 before settling in Kansas...
A River Runs Through Us
August 1, 2007
Article about the Riverfront Heritage Trail that winds through Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas. The trail follows the Missouri and Kansas Rivers and includes historical and educational markers...
A Rose in Any Other Garden
April 30, 2006
Article features Sarajane S. Aber and her association with the Kansas City Rose Society. She has been a member of the organization for 30 years with 22 of those years as rose garden chairwoman. The society...
A Rough Start in Kansas City
August 31, 2003
Article describes the period (ca. 1884) during which artist Frederick Remington lived in Kansas City, and on a sheep ranch near Wichita, Kansas.
A Rugged Ozarks Resident at 83 Tells Tales of a Pioneer Neighbor's Prowess
Biographical article about Jacob Coonce (1806-1878), a hunter and soldier from Saint Clair County, Missouri, building that region's first cabin in 1831 and moving around 1832 to Jackson County near Brush...
A Rummage through a House of Fading Whispers
October 12, 1980
Article about the former residence of the Waggoner family of Independence, Missouri, built about 1855 by John Lewis (a farmer from Kentucky) at 313 East Pacific Street and later becoming the home of "the...
A School Needs More Space Inside and Out
Illustrations and article about the crowding and need for a larger building "at the Center school" at 85th and Woodland Avenues, headed by principal Miss Eva Allen.
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