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Photograph of the founding members of the Order of DeMolay, an organization connected to the Masonic Lodge. It was open for membership to young men between the ages of 12 and 21. The Order of DeMolay was founded in 1919 with nine members, most of whom lived near each other in Kansas City, Missouri. DeMolay was named for Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar. A family connection to Masonry was not a prerequisite for membership into DeMolay.

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1919

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.

Photograph of the construction of an unidentified elevator near the Missouri River in Kansas City, Kansas.

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December 24th 1936

Photograph of the construction of an unidentified elevator near the Missouri River in Kansas City, Kansas.

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October 10th 1936

Photograph of the construction of an unidentified elevator near the Missouri River in Kansas City, Kansas.

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October 23rd 1936

Photograph of the construction of an unidentified elevator near the Missouri River in Kansas City, Kansas.

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November 28th 1936

Photograph of the construction of an unidentified elevator near the Missouri River in Kansas City, Kansas.

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January 4th 1937

Photograph of the construction of an unidentified elevator near the Missouri River in Kansas City, Kansas.

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March 19th 1937

Photograph of the construction of an unidentified elevator near the Missouri River in Kansas City, Kansas.

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October 10th 1936

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

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October 16th 1917
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