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Photograph of the Flatiron Building at 8024 Santa Fe Drive in Overland Park. The one-story building served as a commercial space, and in the late 1920s, became the home of the Overland Park Herald newspaper. A two-story house in the background of the image was occupied by Hoge Funeral Home at the time of the photograph. The Flatiron Building was later demolished for the construction of a new funeral home building.

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Photograph of the stone Overland Park School building, built in 1909, near the intersection of Robinson and Santa Fe in Overland Park. The grade school was constructed on land donated by William Strang, and was destroyed fire in January, 1920. 

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Photograph of grocery store deli counter with meats and cheese visible behind glass, and signs advertising prices for late June peas, baking chocolate, floor wax, and other products hanging above. 

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Photograph of the Conser Building, on the northwest corner of 80th and Foster in downtown Overland Park, circa 1920. The two-story brick building was built by Grant Conser in 1911 and housed a general store on its lower level and a meeting hall on the upper floor.

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Photograph of activity centered on railroad tracks, circa 1920s. A train is in operation at the background of the image, with tracks running to the foreground. Men stand on either side of the tracks, alongside large tanks on the left and train wheels on the right. 

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Photograph of three women standing on a stony outcropping in Zimmerman Park circa 1930s. The area, owned by Adolph Zimmerman, was cultivated as a private park and was located northeast of Stilwell, Kansas. The property was purchased by the YMCA and operated as a camp from 1943 to 1998. 

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Photograph, circa 1941, of a two-story clapboard house at 51st and Quivira in Shawnee, Kansas. Owned by Wilhelmina Loercher, the house was purchased by her father John G. Meyer circa 1870, and was formerly the home of Shawnee chief and Methodist minister Rev. Charles Bluejacket. 

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Photograph of postal carrier Cornelius Jackson in the 1920s. Jackson, a former slave, transported mail by horse cart between Merriam and the Shawnee Mission Post Office. He is photographed sitting in his cart, drawn by a white horse, in front of a stone restaurant building. 

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Photograph of the Strang Line Car Barn after it was destroyed by fire in 1925. The exterior stone walls remain while the interior and roof were destroyed. Railroad tracks cross the foreground of the image, a trolley car stands near the building, and the ground is dusted in snow.

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Photograph of the Strang Line Car Barn after it was destroyed by fire in 1925. The exterior stone walls remain while the interior and roof were destroyed. Railroad tracks cross the foreground of the image, a trolley car stands near the building, and the ground is dusted in snow.

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Photograph of a man standing in the construction site of a Baptist church in Overland Park, Kansas, circa 1920. Brick walls are built to approximately 6 feet, and houses are visible in the background. 

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Photograph of Walnut Grove, a grassy area surrounded by trees, in downtown Overland Park circa 1920. Looking north along Santa Fe Drive from near 80th Street, the Strang Line car barn can be seen in the background at left, and rRailroad tracks run along the right side of the image.

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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.