Are the Kansas City Stockyards still open and operating?
No. The Kansas City Stockyards, after 120 years in business, closed October 1991.
Although no longer existing, the stockyards and all its concomitant industries should never be forgotten. They contributed greatly to the foundation of Kansas City's development and economy. J.Read more
When did Satchel Paige join the Kansas City Monarchs?
Legendary pitcher Leroy "Satchel" Paige, born in Mobile, Alabama, around 1906, began fine-tuning his arm in his teens and joined his first professional team, the Mobile Tigers, in 1924. Throughout the 1920s and '30s, Paige made a national name for himself pitching both for barnstorming baseball teams andRead more
How many fountains are in Kansas City?
The City of Fountains Foundation has registered 200 fountains in the metropolitan area. This tally does not include the numerous fountains at corporation and sub-division entrances, office atriums, private gardens and homes.
City promotional materials extol the attractions of Kansas City and commonly state that only Rome has more fountainsRead more
When was the Union Station Massacre? What is the story behind it?
The Union Station Massacre took place on the morning of June 17, 1933. Convicted bank robber Frank Nash had escaped from the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth, only to be recaptured in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was brought by train back to Kansas City, and from here, federal and local law enforcement officers planned to drive him back to Leavenworth.
As Nash’s custodians, however,Read more