Bales Avenue

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Object Type: 
Photographs

Photograph with full, exterior view of a Friends Church located at the northeast corner of 30th Street and Bales Avenue. The pastor is noted on the back of the photograph as the Reverand J. Edgar Williams. The pastor noted on the sign on the church is George C. Wise. This building was a Society of Friends (Quakers) church.

Object Type: 
Correspondence

Memorandum Prepared by Mr. Mitchell's Secretary Giving Content of Letter Written by Lyman G. Coffin of Kansas City, Missouri. The document recounts Coffin's part in a voter fraud incident on March 6, 1934. In attempt to get employment, Coffin took orders from a Pendergast precinct captain to "ghost" vote. After being exposed of voter fraud, he was severely injured by an anti-Pendergast gang. He requests that the Pendergast headquarters provide for his medical bills and for his wife until he is able to get a job.

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.