Independence Plaza

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Photographs

Photograph of an older man, possibly Charles W. Zuflet, sitting atop a velocipede bicycle in front of the C. W. Zuflet Hardware Store at 613 Prospect Avenue. The store window shows "reckage-Hardware."

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Photographs

Photograph looking north along the west side of Olive Street from 11th Street. Sidewalk and car in view.

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Maps

Map showing the boundaries of precincts as defined in 1918 for the ninth ward of Kansas City, Missouri. This ward is bounded by 9th Street to the north, Euclid Avenue to the west, 20th Street to the south, and Cleveland Avenue to the east.

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Maps

Map showing the boundaries of precincts as defined in 1918 for the seventh ward of Kansas City, Missouri. This ward is bounded by the Missouri River to the north, Lydia Avenue to the west, 9th Street to the south, and Monroe Avenue to the east.

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Photographs

Photograph of the St. Aloysius Corpus Christi Procession on June 15, 1941. This vantage point faces south-southeast from the northwest corner of 11th Street and Prospect Avenue.

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Photographs

Photograph of fifteen members of the St. Aloysius Young Ladies Sodality with toys to be donated in their mission work.

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Photographs

Photograph of the St. Aloysius Band, W. H. Ragan, director. This vantage point faces east on Prospect Avenue just south of 11th Street.

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Correspondence

Letter from Frank E. Thompson to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Thompson informs Truman that he had been let go of his job as a machinist without cause. After attempting to contact James M. Pendergast, he asks for Truman to use his influence to prompt his reinstatement as machinist. Thompson mentions he is a committed member of the 12th Ward Pendergast Democratic Club under the direction of Tommy Fitzgerald.

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Correspondence

Letter from Virgil Reddington to Governor Lloyd C. Stark. Reddington writes to report on the state of the election rolls in the Seventh Ward, and to mention that he lost his job as a city fireman after refusing to accept a large salary cut. He hopes the governor can help him to obtain employment.

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Correspondence

Letter from Ralph B. Shepard to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, concerned about the safety and honesty of upcoming elections. He claims that "on Election day [the machine will] allow 20 votes to the Honest people and 630 to the Crooked Machine."

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Correspondence

Letter from J. B. O'Day to Governor Lloyd C. Stark. O'Day writes that he was an undercover investigator during several presidential administrations, and asks for an appointment with Stark in which he can prove "to you the things I already know, if acted upon with your usual vigor, will be the hardest blow to the Pendergast machine yet."

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Correspondence

Letter from James F. Rollins to Governor Lloyd C. Stark regarding a ward meeting where a ward boss and editor of the Kansas City Journal spoke out against Stark and told attendees to "go out and solicit and bring in five new subscriptions for the Journal."

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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.