Lakes & ponds

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Photographs

Photograph with slide description, "Lagoon, boathouse & bath house, bathing beach; Swope Park, K.C., Mo. 5/15/1931." This vantage point faces northwest near the southern point of The Lagoon.

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Photographs

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of Lake Quivira. Work on the lake and the surrounding area was started by the Quivira Development Company in 1927. The first stages of the project were completed by the early 1930s. This vantage point faces west with the Kansas River in the right background.

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Photographs

Photograph with caption, "in the Country Club grounds where the proposed roadway would enter Wornall Road by the lake at 5nd Street." This vantage point faces northeast near the center of present day Loose Park.

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Pamphlets
Photographs

Small book containing prints of Kansas City attractions, including the outside and grand lobby of Union Station, Grand Avenue looking south from 8th Street, Petticoat Lane looking east, the lake and speedway in Penn Valley Park, Armour Boulevard, the entrance and shelter house of Swope Park, Gladstone Boulevard with view of R. A. Long residence, Cliff Drive, The Paseo, and Coates Drive.

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Photographs

Photograph of Electric Park at night, once located at 46th Street and The Paseo. This vantage point faces southeast across Mirror Lake (also known as Pleasure Lake) and shows the two Electric Park Illumination Towers.

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Clippings
Photographs

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on August 25, 1935 showing photographs from Kansas City Mayor Bryce B. Smith's farm near the northwest corner of Blue River Road and Red Bridge Road. It includes photographs of Smith and his daughter Betty Mary Smith, the Red Bridge Farm lake (now Alex George Lake), a totem pole, the main entrance, an ornamental well, hunting trophies, a spring house, and other subjects.

Object Type: 
Clippings
Photographs

Photograph of people eating barbecue on the ground by Red Fox Farm Lake at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

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Photographs

Photograph of Red Fox Farm Lake during W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic and barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

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Postcards

Postcard showing Ward Parkway and a pond between the southbound and northbound lanes of Ward Parkway between 61st Terrace and 62nd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north towards the Country Club Christian Church from just west of the southbound lane of Ward Parkway, near 62nd Street. The back of the postcard includes a short letter.

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Postcards

Postcard showing the Kansas City skyline from near the Penn Valley Park lake. This vantage point faces north towards downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the postcard and a short letter to Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Robertson of McFall, Missouri.

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Postcards

Postcard showing the beach at Electric Park, once located between The Paseo and Woodland Avenue, south of 45th Street, in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces west from the east side of Pleasure Lake (pictured). The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Pauline King of Omaha, Nebraska.

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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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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.