Slater, E. R.

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Letter from Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Slater to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, complaining of the frequent prostitution and other crime near their home on 14th Street, and noting that the police are frequent customers, making enforcement unlikely. They also express concern that the property owner rents to black people, and mention threats that they'll lose their pensions if they don't support Pendergast candidates. The Slaters report a bar serving "drinks [on] Sunday which they serve in bowls with crackers in it and call it chicken soup."

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.