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Genre: 
Photographs

Photograph looking west toward Troost Avenue from the southeast corner of Armour Boulevard and Forest Avenue. The scene was part of an investigation that took place following the August 12, 1933 murder of bootlegger Ferris Anthon by mobster Charles (Mad Dog) Gargotta and others. Sheriff Tom Bash killed two gangsters during the exchange.

Genre: 
Maps

Map of the shootout between police and gangsters on the morning of August 12, 1933. The caption states, "A diagram of the scene of the Saturday morning gun battle in the vicinity of Amour boulevard and Forest avenue, showing the paths taken by the gangsters in their pursuit of Ferris J. Anton and the route taken by Sheriff Thomas B. Bash, who killed two of the gunmen, and captured a third man."

Genre: 
Maps

Map showing the boundaries of precincts as defined in 1918 for the twelfth ward of Kansas City, Missouri. This ward is bounded by 31st Street to the north, Main Street to the west, 39th Street to the south, and Garfield Avenue to the east.

Genre: 
Postcards

Postcard showing Manheim Road at 39th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest down Manheim Road from the intersection of 39th Street, Virginia Avenue, and Manheim Road. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Grace Justice of Wichita, Kansas.

KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
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