Starting in 1888, Fred Wolferman and his father joined forces to launch one of Kansas City’s finest food markets- a place where only the best was manufactured, served and delivered.
D.M. “Doc” Nigro said goodbye to his college friend Knute Rockne at the Kansas City Municipal Airport on March 31, 1931. By the end of the day, he was collecting his body from a site 140 miles west of KC.
“I want to be a policewoman so I can have the authority to make these great big gawks of men who come hanging around our playground move on.”
When you drive through what was the town of Dodson, it’s hard to imagine that multiple businesses- long gone- once served the streetcar, railroad and the community around it.
As we celebrate another biracial vice president, it’s worth remembering that history doesn’t just get made — it also gets rewritten and reclaimed.
In 1859, the first bridge to cross the Blue River at current-day Red Bridge Rd. was commissioned. Not only did this bridge change traffic along the Trails, but it was built by an infamous man in American history.
“Many of these persons, especially the jobless, would have no Christmas, I knew, unless the mayor made one possible for them.” – George M. Shelley, Mayor of Kansas City 1878-79