West Bottoms

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Photograph of one of the front windows to the Drover's Hotel at 1519 Genessee Street in the West Bottoms of Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces east on the east sidewalk of Genessee Street just north of 16th Street. The hotel advertises a 26 ounce glass of beer for ten cents and a 12 ounce glass of beer for five cents. Rooms are priced at 50 cents and up.

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A panoramic photograph showing a fire at the stockyards in Kansas City, Missouri. Many cattle were killed.

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Photographs

Photograph of "Hell’s Half Acre", an area in the late 1800's and early 1900's consisting of the north side of the West Bottoms between the bluffs and the state line. This vantage point faces northwest from the bluffs near 7th Street and shows 8th Street between Mill Street (now Madison Avenue) and Sante Fe Street. Also pictured is the Union Elevator Company (center), Missouri River (right), and Kansas City, Kansas (right, far background).

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Circa 1930's photograph of the Kansas City stockyards looking northwest from atop the Kansas City Live Stock Exchange Building.

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Photograph of a man with pigs in the stockyards. The original slide included the following description: "Moving a pen of Berkshire hogs at the Stock Yards, Kansas City, Missouri."

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Photograph from the stockyards with partial view of men prodding cattle in a livestock pen with a broomhandle.

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Photographs

Photograph of a man spraying water from a large hose near another man riding a tractor in the Kansas City Stockyards. Handwritten in pencil on the back of photo are the words: "Cleaning pen before another feeding."

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Photographs

Circa 1930 photograph with frontal and side view of City Ice Company of Kansas City, Plant No. 2; located at southwest corner of 8th Street and Hickory Street and built in 1898. This vantage point faces northwest from the east side of Hickory Street just north of 9th Street.

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Photographs

Photograph, which appears to be taken between 1930 and 1940, taken from inside a vehicle driving on the Inter-City Viaduct, looking east with the Kansas City, Missouri skyline in view in the background. The viaduct connects Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri.

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Photograph of two men on horseback touring the Kansas City Stockyards

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Photographs

Photograph of Kansas City Fire Department Number 15, Kansas City, Missouri, opened in 1925. Pictured are Captain Eugene King, Driver Herman Lewis, and firefighters George P. Smith, Clarence Hill, and Joseph D. Johnson. This vantage point faces northeast on Mulberry Street between 8th and 9th Street. A defunct viaduct is shown at the top left. This structure was used as an approach ramp to a viaduct that ran overtop the fire station.

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Pamphlets

Livestock report prepared for the year ending December 31, 1935, for the Kansas City Stock Yards, detailing shipments and receipts of livestock throughout that year, as well as summarizing statistics from previous years. Statistics for 1935 are sorted by railroad, year, type of livestock, and by state. The pamphlet also includes photographs of stockyards facilities, as well as directors and officers of the Kansas City Stock Yards Company.

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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.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.