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.
It happened quite quickly. On May 11, 1886, the sun had been shining until until 10:30 a.m. when darkness enveloped the land block by block. A curious tinge in the atmosphere colored the sky a murky green.
The Folly Theater is the only turn-of-the-century playhouse in downtown Kansas City. Saved from demolition and brought back to life, The Grand Old Lady needs help yet again
Adrian Zink collected stories and researched others for a book he published in 2017 called “Hidden History of Kansas.” On Monday, April 22, he’ll present a talk and photo slideshow on his book at the Red Bridge Branch Library.
Lately The Paseo has been in the news due to its sudden renaming to Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. To understand why so many people in Kansas City are upset about this, we must take a walk down Kansas City’s first boulevard with 126 incredible years of history.
History, art, music, and coffee come together for the Telegraph’s first after work event at Martin City Coffee, Friday, April 9.
Lying underneath parking lot pavement and the skeleton of where Hy-Vee once conducted business at 123rd and State Line are the invisible remains of a small hamlet called Oxford.
Under the watchful eye of Fr. Donnelly, Irish immigrants carved out the streets of Kansas City, virtually eliminating the bluffs and creating more land to settle south of the riverfront.
Simpson Younger’s father was his mother’s master….and the grandfather of Confederate outlaws Cole, Jim and Bob Younger. Light skinned and well educated, Simpson was an early challenger of discrimination laws.
Obituary: Local historian Bill Crotty grew up in a simple frame house in the heart of south Kansas City called Dallas. Commercial real estate investor Al Paussa lived for the future of Martin City.