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Penn Valley Lake

An autochrome photograph facing north-northeast across Penn Valley Lake with downtown Kansas City, Missouri in the background.

Date: 
October 15th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Penn Valley Park, as seen looking northeast from Scout Hill.

Date: 
June 15th 1932

An autochrome photograph of the Scout Statue, as seen from atop Scout Hill in Penn Valley Park, looking north. Downtown Kansas City, Missouri is picture in the background.

Date: 
October 20th 1932

An autochrome photograph of the Scout Statue, as seen from atop Scout Hill in Penn Valley Park, looking north. Downtown Kansas City, Missouri is picture in the background.

Date: 
September 8th 1938

This photograph of Douglass School was taken looking northeast at the intersection of 27th Street and Jarboe Street (also known as W. Prospect Pl. at this time). Douglass School was built in 1890 as a public school for African Americans.

Letter from Tom Pendergast to Lloyd C. Stark, asking him to give special consideration to Mart Barrons and ensure that he gets the advertising business for the Apple Association.

Date: 
June 5th 1933

Letter from M. Ross to Governor Park asking on behalf of Tom Pendergast that Park write to President Roosevelt about releasing federal Missouri River improvement funds.

Date: 
August 18th 1933

A letter from Ready Mixed Concrete Company Vice President R. P. Lyons to Senator Harry S. Truman. Lyons informs Truman that Independence Republican Lyle Weeks was awarded a contracting job by Kansas City and requests that Truman suggest to Weeks to use Ready Mixed Concrete Company concrete for the job. The Ready Mixed Concrete Company was closely associated with the Pendergast Machine.

Date: 
October 31st 1941

Photograph of the Sacred Heart Church at the northwest corner of 26th Street and Madison Avenue.

Agreement between R. P. Lyons, vice president of Ready Mixed Concrete Company, and the United States Board of Parole, stating that Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295, will be employed "steadily in the occupation of President" of Ready Mixed Concrete upon his parole, and agreeing to report to U.S. Probation Officer Lewis Grout should Pendergast's work become unsatisfactory. Pendergast, known for his powerful Kansas City political machine and ties to organized crime, was found guilty of income tax evasion in 1939 and sentenced to 15 months in the U.S.

Date: 
October 28th 1939

Postcard of the lake and drive in Penn Valley Park in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north-northeast towards downtown from Penn Drive, south of 27th Street. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the postcard and a short letter to Verna Borgman of Levasy, Missouri.

Date: 
September 19th 1924

Postcard of the lake and drive in Penn Valley Park in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north-northeast towards downtown from Penn Drive, south of 27th Street. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the postcard and a short letter.

Date: 
June 27th 1921

Postcard of the driveway in Penn Valley Park in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north-northwest from atop the hill east of Broadway Boulevard. The back of the postcard includes a short letter.

Date: 
March 21st 1989

Postcard of the drive in Penn Valley Park in Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a short letter.

Date: 
February 12th 1919

Postcard of the lake in Penn Valley Park in Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a short letter.

Date: 
March 23rd 1921

Postcard showing The Scout Statue, located in Penn Valley Park between Penn Drive and Summit Street. This vantage point faces east towards The Scout Statue. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. P. H. Colborn of Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
October 28th 1918

The first postcard shows The Scout Statue, located in Penn Valley Park between Penn Drive and Summit Street. This vantage point faces east-northeast towards The Scout Statue. The back of the postcard includes a short letter which continues on the second postcard. The second postcard shows the Pioneer Mother Statue, located in Penn Valley Park, southwest of Kessler Road and the Liberty Memorial Mall. This vantage point faces north-northeast towards Liberty Memorial in the background.

Date: 
March 7th 1932

Postcard showing the Kansas City skyline from near the Penn Valley Park lake. This vantage point faces north towards downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the postcard and a short letter to Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Robertson of McFall, Missouri.

Date: 
September 26th 1940

Postcard showing the Kansas City, Missouri skyline with The Scout Statue in the foreground, located in Penn Valley Park between Penn Drive and Summit Street. This vantage point faces north-northeast past The Scout Statue and towards the downtown skyline. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the statue and a short letter to N. W. Hicklin of St Joseph, Missouri.

Date: 
September 3rd 1936

Postcard showing the Kansas City, Missouri skyline with The Scout Statue in the foreground, located in Penn Valley Park between Penn Drive and Summit Street. This vantage point faces north-northeast past The Scout Statue and towards the downtown skyline. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the statue and a short letter to Rozilla Meyer of Adams, Nebraska.

Date: 
July 18th 1935

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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.