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Letter from C. E. Blomquist to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, congratulating him on Douglas's win, but requesting he "come to Kansas City and break up this insidious ring of Italians and Pendergast workers who are fostering such a string of 200 or 300 gambling houses upon our people."

Date: 
August 3rd 1938

Letter from A. Reed Wilson to Lloyd C. Stark, reporting that he discussed Stark's candidacy with William T. Kemper, and recommending that Stark connect with Kemper. He also discusses the Young Democratic Club and inquires as to whether Stark had established a campaign headquarters.

Date: 
February 16th 1935

Letter from A. Reed Wilson to Lloyd C. Stark making recommendations of men he says are friendly to Stark's campaign throughout the state and congratulating the Starks on the birth of a baby.

Date: 
January 14th 1935

Letter from A. Reed Wilson to Lloyd C. Stark listing politicians throughout the state with whom he recommends Stark meet, and offering to introduce him to members of the Kemper family.

Date: 
December 11th 1934

Letter from A. Reed Wilson to Lloyd C. Stark, reporting that Tom Pendergast had "no objection ... to my furthering your cause with friends and associates out-state," and that he is getting "nothing but the most favorable response to your cause."

Date: 
November 12th 1934

Flyer advertising a kickoff party for the opening of the Riverside Race Track.

Date: 
May 23rd 1928

Letter from A. Reed Wilson to gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark, updating him on activities related to his campaign in Kansas City.

Date: 
March 28th 1936

Photograph of the "9th Street Incline" cable car bridge. This vantage point faces west-northwest towards the West Bottoms and downtown Kansas City, Kansas in the far background.

The new municipal wharf on the east side of state line in Missouri, opposite the airport. This vantage point faces northwest with a newly constructed river-rail grain terminal (Kansas City, Kansas) in the far background.

American Royal Livestock Pavilion, reconstructed in 1925. This vantage point faces northwest with the 23rd Street Viaduct on the left.

Advertisement for Imperial Brewing Co., no date. The advertisement reads, "A. F. Stoeger, Geo. Schraubstadter, Imperial Brewing Co., Brewers of High Grade Kansas City Lager Beer. Patronize and Encourage Home Industry. There is no better beer brewed anywhere-Don't contribute to the $2,000,000 annually sent out of Kansas City for bottled beers. This is an exact fac-simile of Missouri's Best Bottled Beer for sale at all independent bars and cafés." Imperial Brewing Co. was sold in 1919 to Rodney Milling Co.. Source: Jack Ralston.

1920's photograph of a portion of the cattle pens at the Kansas City Stockyards in Kansas City, Missouri. The facility, established in 1871 along the Kansas River and the Kansas Pacific and Missouri Pacific Railroad tracks, became one the leading livestock markets in the United States. The stockyards closed for business in October of 1999.

1920's photograph of a portion of the cattle pens at the Kansas City Stockyards in Kansas City, Missouri. This photograph was taken looking northwest from atop the Kansas City Live Stock Exchange Building. The facility, established in 1871 along the Kansas River and the Kansas Pacific and Missouri Pacific Railroad tracks, became one the leading livestock markets in the United States. The stockyards closed for business in October of 1999.

Postcard of the Inter-City Viaduct in Kansas City, Missouri, now better known as the portion of I-70 between downtown Kansas City, Missouri and downtown Kansas City, Kansas. The vantage point at the viaduct's eastern entrance looks west towards the West Bottoms and Kansas City, Kansas in the far distance. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the viaduct and a short letter to Mrs. I.D. Mollet of Chanute, Kansas.

Date: 
April 22nd 1922

Postcard showing the American Royal Building, located just to the north of the intersection of Wyoming Street and the 23rd Street Viaduct (now 23rd Street Trafficway) in the West Bottoms of Kansas City, Missouri. The defunct Wyoming Street is shown in the foreground with the viaduct elevated to the left. This vantage point faces northwest towards downtown Kansas City, Kansas in the background. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. J. Leeper of Ottawa, Kansas.

Date: 
July 29th 1927

Postcard showing the stockyards in the West Bottoms of Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mary A. Wilcotson of Webb City, Missouri from her daughter Clara.

Date: 
August 14th 1919

Postcard showing the stockyards in the West Bottoms of Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to J. Creedon of Rochester, New York from his brother.

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September 30th 1921

Postcard showing the stockyards in the West Bottoms of Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to W. Mahlberg commenting that there is "plenty of beef here" in Kansas City.

Postcard of the Kansas City Live Stock Exchange, located at the intersection of Genessee and 16th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces west-northwest from south of 16th Street between Genessee and Wyoming Street. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the building and a short letter to Mr. & Mrs. Grant Shadbolt of Lincoln, Nebraska.

Date: 
June 26th 1919

Map showing the boundaries of precincts as defined in 1918 for the first ward of Kansas City, Missouri. This ward is bounded by the Missouri River to the north, Kansas to the west, 14th Street to the south, and Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) to the east.

Date: 
1918

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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.