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Park University Women’s History Month Lecture to Feature Discussion on Origin of Daughters of the American Revolution

Parkville, Mo.— In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Department of History and Political Science at Park University will host a guest historian for a discussion on “Daughter of the U.S.-Mexican War: The Origins of the Daughters of the American Revolution in the 1848 Invasion of Mexico.” The event will be …

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UPDATED: Mid-Continent Public Library Celebrates Black History Month

Library Kicks Off Month-Long Series of Programs on Black History and Culture Greater Kansas City, MO – February is Black History Month, and in honor of the occasion, Mid-Continent Public Library will offer numerous free programs for the public on black history and culture in America at several of its …

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Photojournalist Known For Capturing Abandoned Places Captures Metro North

Calls Abandoned Metro North Mall “Creepiest Abandoned Mall in America” An article was published yesterday on Huffington Post that will capture a lot of the Northland’s attention. Seph Lawless is known for capturing the ruins of many abandoned places around the world. He recently photographed the old Metro North Mall. …

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What Did Northland Roads Look Like in the 1930s?

Wes Minder blogs as the Line Creek Loudmouth. He recently found a copy of a 1930s Mobil™ Missouri map. One of the photos he shared is of the roads of the Northland from that time period. Minder has several more photos of other parts of the area on his site, click …

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First Look at Chouteau Heritage Fountain

Over five years ago, seventh generation Clay Countian Keith Nelson and the North Bennington Neighborhood Association Keith Nelson formed a plan to develop a fountain that would honor an important part of the founding of Kansas City. In 1821, Francois and Bernice Chouteau set up a fur trading post at Randolph …

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Senator Claire McCaskill: Meet Arla Harrell: Veteran, Subject of Mustard Gas Testing, & Namesake of my new Legislation

Senator Claire McCaskill is the senior United States Senator from Missouri. This is her June 6, 2016 email newsletter. For more information on our Opinion Section please click here. In 1945, 18-year-old Arla Harrell enlisted in basic training at Camp Crowder in Neosho, Missouri, where he—along with 60,000 other servicemen at military sites …

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Flatland KC Documentary Looks at Francois & Berenice Chouteau

Brad Austin, creator of the Northland video magazine Northbounder has been doing some work for KCPT’s Flatland Kansas City. His new project called “The Founders,” launched last Monday, June 6. The digital video mini-series “explores the bold and brave families who settled here, survived the elements, and formed the partnerships …

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Claire McCaskill: Meet Edwin: Family Man, Lawyer, WWII Prison Camp Escapee

United States Senator Claire McCaskill

Senator Claire McCaskill is the senior United States Senator from Missouri. This is from her April 20, 2016 newsletter. For more information on our Opinion Section please click here. At 93 years old, Edwin has a loving family, wife of 67 years, and a long career as a St. Louis-based lawyer. He is …

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Roberts Grave Yard Rededication: Gone but Not Forgotten

Sunday, April 10th, descendants, neighborhoods and local historians gathered for the re-dedication of the Roberts Grave Yard. Chouteau Estates resident, Eric Stitt lead the restoration project.  Stitt said that over the last three years’ 75 Chouteau Estates residents volunteered over 500 hours to reclaim the cemetery.  Stitt also said that …

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