Starting with Pinkerton Detective Agency and likely fixed on leading a squeaky-clean life, Hagan fell into the corruption readily available in Kansas City.
When prosecuting Lonnie for narcotics, U.S. Attorney David Thompson claimed, “[Lonnie] says he has answered for all his crimes. I don’t think he has answered to one-fifth of them.”
Howard stopped the car on the side of the country road and got out of the coupe so he could light his cigar when a black Buick with three passengers pulled up to the side of them.
For over two decades, the Leawood Drive-In entertained thousands of people. The drive-in’s demise and a new owner’s fight for a commercial enterprise showcases an interesting period of history that many will not soon forget.
With a slight smile on his face, the soldier asked, “Dowan, do you know this woman?” Dowan crooked his head to get a better look at the black woman holding the flowers. “It seems like I have seen her somewhere.”
The Country Club Plaza is major attraction in Kansas City, especially during this time of year, thanks to its developer Jesse Clyde Nichols’ foresight.
About two dozen places across the country claim to have originated Memorial Day–once called Decoration Day–but three stories stand out among the rest.