Early Kansas City, Missouri

Author: Leigh Ann Little,John M. Olinskey

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738590967

Category: History

Page: 127

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In 1821, François Chouteau set up a fur-trading outpost along the Missouri River, bringing the first settlement of Europeans to what would become Kansas City, named after the Kansa tribe of Native Americans who inhabited the area. At the center of a growing nation, the "City on the Bluff" would build and thrive as a river town, a gateway to the West, and a railroad hub, absorbing the influences of pioneers and immigrants traveling through or making it their home. Striving to become "A City Beautiful," its parks and boulevards drew attention from around the world. These are the beginnings of a town carved out of a hillside in the wilderness, transformed into an exciting metropolis that would eventually be called home by Walt Disney, Ernest Hemingway, Jesse James, and many others who left a lasting mark on history.
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A History of Kansas City, Missouri

Author: Andrew Theodore Brown,Lyle W. Dorsett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Kansas City (Mo.)

Page: 303

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Kansas City, Missouri

Its History and Its People 1808-1908

Author: Carrie Westlake Whitney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Kansas City (Mo.)

Page: N.A

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Kansas City, Missouri

an architectural history, 1826-1990

Author: George Ehrlich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 244

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History of Kansas City, Missouri

With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers

Author: Theodore Spencer Case

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Kansas City (Mo.)

Page: 726

View: 1876

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Prohibition in Kansas City, Missouri

Highballs, Spooners & Crooked Dice

Author: John Simonson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439664137

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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Like most cities during Prohibition, Kansas City had illegal alcohol, bootleggers, speakeasies, cops on the take, corrupt politicians and moralizing reformers. But by the time the Eighteenth Amendment was repealed, Kansas City had been singled out by one observer as one of the wettest cities, as well as the wickedest. A grocer managed a still in the basement of his store. A raid on the Tingle Oil Company found two hundred drums of oil and the largest illegal brewery ever found in the state. This seedy underworld transformed the Heart of America into the Paris of the Plains. Author John Simonson resurrects forgotten stories by revisiting places where they occurred and telling the salacious history of booze in Kansas City.
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Kansas City, Missouri

A Study of Some Problems Arising Out of the Failure to Clarify the Respective Responsibilities of a Board of Education and Its Administrative Staff

Author: National Commission for the Defense of Democracy through Education (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: School boards

Page: 23

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