Blue Valley Industrial District

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Description: Aerial view looking north shows the Blue River, also known as the Big Blue, cutting through the center of the image, with 12th Street crossing over. The left foreground of the image shows The Ruberoid Co., manufacturers of asphalt and asbestos building materials. To the north is Black Sivalls & Bryson Inc., makers of steel products. North of the bridge, in the current location of Interstate 435, is the Centropolis Crusher, a facility for rock crushing. Standard Oil Co. refinery at Sugar Creek is visible in the far background. The Olympic Stadium Midget Auto Racetrack at 7900 Truman Road is visible south of 12th Street and east of the river. As of 2010, the Olympic Stadium site is now home to Pick-n-Pull used auto parts lot. The Standard Oil Refinery, later Amoco Oil Company, closed in the 1980s.
Date: 1962-11-20
Location: CD92; P35, Box 4, #45B
Collection: Robert Askren Photograph Collection (P35)See Finding Aid: http://www.kchistory.org/u?/Local,37889
Barcode: 10018379B
Item Type: Negative
Note: The Olympic Stadium site is now home to Pick-n-Pull used autoparts lot. The Standard Oil Refinery, later Amoco Oil Company, closed in the 1980s.


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