Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Kansas City Massacre at Union Station


Wide shot of Kansas City Massacre aftermath. This event, also known as the Union Station Massacre, saw the deaths of Frank Nash, an Oklahoma train and bank robber; William J. Grooms, a Kansas City police officer; Frank E. Hermanson, another Kansas City police officer; Raymond J. Caffrey, an FBI specialist; and Otto Reed, the chief of police for McAlester, Oklahoma. Outlaws Vernon Miller, Charles (Pretty Boy) Floyd, and Adam Richetti were attempting to free Frank Nash from law enforcement custody. This vantage point faces south-southwest towards Liberty Memorial from just outside the main entrance of Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri.

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June 17th 1933
Modern Location: 
30 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO
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Point of view: 
39.08465, -94.58475
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Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.