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Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of Inland Aviation Company, also known as Inland Aircraft Company, once located at the southeast corner of Fairfax Road (presently Fairfax Trafficway) and Funston Road in Kansas City, Kansas. The Inland Sport was the first plane built and one of the fastest personal planes of the period. The Depression caused the company, in business only 22 months, to go bankrupt. It was known for its racers.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking east and showing a largely residential section of northeast Kansas City, Kansas; Fairfax; Missouri River; and North Kansas City, Missouri. Quindaro Boulevard is prominently shown diagonally in the photograph.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking east towards the the Kansas City, Kansas Municipal Plant.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of Fairfax Industrial Airport in Kansas City, Kansas. It is noted on the back of the photograph that Curtiss Wright is at the northern end of the field. This vantage point faces northeast an shows the intersection of Funston Road and Fairfax Road (presently Fairfax Trafficway) in the center.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of northeast Kansas City, Kansas. This vantage point faces east and shows the area that will eventually be remade as Jersey Creek Park.

Promotional pamphlet from the Curtiss-Wright Flying school. The pamphlet gives detailed descriptions of the standard courses and methods of instruction and gives more detailed information regarding the commercial pilot's course, the transport pilot's course, the seaplane pilot's course, a listing of all the flying service bases, the Curtiss-Wright Base of Kansas City, and financial planning for students.

Date: 
August 1930

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view, looking east, of Fairfax Industrial and Municipal airports.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking northwest toward downtown Kansas City taken over near 18th and Harrison streets. Shows the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers, Municipal Airport, and Fairfax area.

Map of a stretch of the Missouri River from Quindaro Bend and the Fairfax Drainage District to the East Bottoms Bend. Shows all principal topographic features for a minimum distance of 2000 feet inland, indicating levees, jetties, creeks, and railroad lines. Goose Island, the Kansas River, Kaw Point, Kansas City, Kansas, Harlem, North Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, are in evidence. Title of the map is described as "Missouri River, mouth to Kansas City (Mile 385.0 to Mile 397.8), revision from airplane photographs July 15, Aug. 21, 1924."

Date: 
1924
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.