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Kansas City, Kansas (Images of America Series)
     

Kansas City, Kansas (Images of America Series)

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by Joe H. Vaughan
 

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Over the past 150 years, many of the consumer goods sold and used across the country were either manufactured in Kansas City, Kansas, or passed through this industrial center. From the westbound trails of pioneer times until today, Kansas has been the crossroads of the nation, and the city has benefitted from its geographic centrality in the country. Household

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Over the past 150 years, many of the consumer goods sold and used across the country were either manufactured in Kansas City, Kansas, or passed through this industrial center. From the westbound trails of pioneer times until today, Kansas has been the crossroads of the nation, and the city has benefitted from its geographic centrality in the country. Household names with ties to the city include Google; Cerner Corporation; Procter & Gamble; General Motors; Colgate-Palmolive; the Santa Fe, Rock Island & Union Pacific Railroad lines; Phillips Petroleum; Armour and Company; Owens Corning; Massey Ferguson; General Electric; Sunshine Biscuits; Lee (apparel); Sealy (mattresses); and United Telecom (which morphed into Sprint Nextel). Images of America: Kansas City, Kansas aims to present some of that historic past, much of which has long been demolished, so that modern readers may see the complete, “full service” city as it evolved between 1804 and 2012.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738593999
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/08/2012
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
395,443
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


The photographs in this book are from the archives of the Wyandotte County Historical Society and Museum and many generous donors. Author Joe Vaughan is a businessman, area civic leader, and recognized historian. Vaughan’s family roots in Kansas City can be traced back to the 1870s. He is currently serving his third term as an elected member of the Johnson County Water District No. 1 Board of Directors.

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Kansas City, Kansas 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book about Kansas City, Kansas was well-researched for data and includes dozens of interesting images, probably unpublished anywhere else. There are many pictorial history books about Kansas City, MO., but this is the ONLY one I have found with a broad range of Kansas City, KANSAS pictures and history. I recommend it for folks interest in Kansas City, Kansas. Thank you. Jack Lester