Piers & wharves

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Photographs

Photograph of Crescent Beach at Lake Quivira, looking north along the beach to the Lake Quivira Clubhouse, in 1931 or 1932. The beach and clubhouse opened in 1930 following the construction of the dam which created Lake Quivira. An elevated boardwalk and pier line part of the beach, and people are pictured swimming, sunbathing, walking, and playing in the sand. The clubhouse stands on the north end of the beach, and a two-story wood-sided house, the location of the Quivira Development Offices, is visible in the background of the image, across Crescent Boulevard from the clubhouse. 

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Photographs

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of the municipal wharf on the east side of state line in Missouri, opposite the airport. This vantage point faces east-northeast with the Missouri River behind the wharf.

Genre: 
Postcards

Postcard showing the Swope Park Lagoon and Boat House, located to the east of Blue River in Swope Park, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest towards the boat house near the southern tip of the lagoon. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Helen Garrison of Higginsville, Missouri.

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Photographs

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.

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Photographs

The Kansas City Welcoming Committee to Secretary Patrick J. Hurley and party under the auspices of Missouri River Navigation Association. Mr. Nichols can be seen in the back row, fourth from the left.

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