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Kansas City: Origins, An Illustrated History

Find out about the origins of Kansas City from Lewis and Clark to World War I, as we explore the rise of a river town on the Missouri River from a mud flat to the most important American city west of St. Louis. The emphasis is on the industries that brought prosperity here: western trails, railroads, cattle, grain, milling, warehousing, garments, and entertainment. Registration is required. Contact Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Rd, Independence, MO 64055; 816.252.7228;