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Inaugural Address of Hon. Bryce B. Smith
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Inaugural address of Bryce B. Smith, mayor of Kansas City, Missouri delivered on April 10, 1930 in the Council Chamber of City Hall. Smith addresses the current challenges of corruption and how his administration will regain the trust of the public through his political agenda. Smith encourages a community-wide effort through cooperation among public officials to best serve the public.

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Photograph of two men eating a meal at the Helping Hand Institute.

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Photograph of the City Market (foreground) and City Hall (background) looking northwest from the intersection of 5th Street and Walnut Street.

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Circa 1928 photograph with frontal and side view of the American Steel and Wire Company; located at 417-23 Grand Avenue.

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Circa 1928 photograph with full frontal and side view of the Graham Paper Company, once located at the northeast corner of 6th Street and Broadway Boulevard. Other businesses in view include Kansas City Furnace Company and Sleek-Warwick Paper Company.

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Circa 1928 photograph with full frontal and side view of the Produce Exchange Bank, located on the southeast corner of Missouri Avenue and Walnut Street.

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Photograph of J. Francis O'Sullivan, one of the defense attorneys at the murder trial of Mrs. Myrtle Bennett, summing up the evidence. Mrs. Bennett shot and killed her husband John G. Bennett on September 29, 1929, in a quarrel over a bridge game. She was acquitted. Photo appeared in the "Kansas City Journal-Post," Thursday, March 5, 1931.

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Photograph of a courtroom scene at the murder trial of Mrs. Myrtle Bennett. She is pictured in the foreground on the far right. Mrs. Bennett shot and killed her husband John G. Bennett on September 29, 1929, in a quarrel over a bridge game. She was acquitted. Photo appeared in the "Kansas City Journal-Post," Thursday, March 6, 1931.

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Photograph of the jury of twelve men at the murder trial of Mrs. Myrtle Bennett. Mrs. Bennett shot and killed her husband John G. Bennett on September 29, 1929, in a quarrel over a bridge game. She was acquitted.

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Photograph of a crowd waiting at the locked gate of the Criminal Court Building for news about the murder trial of Mrs. Myrtle Bennett. Mrs. Bennett shot and killed her husband John G. Bennett on September 29, 1929, in a quarrel over a bridge game. She was acquitted.

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Photograph of Myrtle Bennett, James A. Reed, and J. Francis O'Sullivan at the trial of Myrtle Bennett. Following the verdict of not guilty, Myrtle Bennet talks with her attorneys. Mrs. Bennett shot and killed her husband John G. Bennett on September 29, 1929, in a quarrel over a bridge game. Photo appeared in the "Kansas City Journal-Post," Thursday, March 6, 1931.

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Photograph of mobster Charles Gargotta (center) being escorted to his arraignment at the Criminal Court Building to face charges of murdering bootlegger Ferris Anthon and the attempted murder of Sheriff Thomas Bash on August 12, 1933. He is being escorted by Chief Deputy William Schickhardt (left) and Deputy Al Finkelstine.

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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.