Lake Quivira

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Aerial photograph of Lake Quivira looking south across the dam along the length of the lake in 1931 or 1932. The Lake Quivira Country Club clubhouse and Crescent Beach are visible on the left side of the image. Lakeshore Drive traces the edge of the lake. 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. 

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Photograph of a car parked along Lakeshore Drive West on the west side of Lake Quivira in 1931 or 1932. 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. 

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Photograph of a pond in the Quivira Botanical Gardens north of the Lake Quivira Dam in 1931 or 1932. The 10-acre site, included ponds, gardens, springs, and picnic areas.

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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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Photograph of the clubhouse building at Lake Quivira, looking south across Crescent Boulevard, in 1931 or 1932. The clubhouse building, completed in 1930, stands at the northeast corner of Lake Quivira, and includes a stone and stucco facade and Spanish-style tiled roof. Newly planted trees are also visible around the building. 

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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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A color glass plate positive photograph of bathers at the beach at Lake Quivira. Lakeshore Drive and the entrance to the Lake Quivira Country Club is shown in the background.

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A color glass plate positive photograph of Clifford B. Smith and Laura Conyers Smith's garden and a small inlet of Lake Quivira from the Smiths' doorway. Laura Conyers Smith was the founder of the Kansas City Rose Society.

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A color glass plate positive photograph of Clifford B. Smith and Laura Conyers Smith's garden and a small inlet of Lake Quivira outside of the Smiths' window. Laura Conyers Smith was the founder of the Kansas City Rose Society.

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