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Budd Park still popular with neighbors

Posted April 22, 2014 at 11:00 pm

By MICHAEL BUSHNELL
Northeast News
April 23, 2014

In 1890, when Judge Azariah Budd donated 20 acres to the city’s fledgling Parks Department, the city limits had barely reached Hardesty Avenue; the park’s eastern boundary.

Following the judge’s death, his wife gave an additional four acres to the city for the park, and another 2.39 acres were acquired by condemnation. The shelter shown on the hand-colored postcard was built in 1895 by L. G. Jeffers, a subcontractor hired by the city.

According to an entry from an old park board record book dated July 30, 1902, “The Metropolitan Street Railway Company was granted the privilege of maintaining a band for music and picture shows, daily except Sunday at Budd Park.”

The wooden

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    Missouri’s Home-State Railroad

    Posted May 28, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    By MICHAEL BUSHNELL
    Northeast News
    May 29, 2013

     

     

    Published by the Missouri Pacific & Iron Mountain Railroad by Buxton & Skinner Litho, St. Louis. This promotional postcard bears the heading: “The Missouri Pacific between St. Louis, Kansas City and Colorado, the Highway

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    Martin king of exaggerated postcards

    Posted May 21, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    By MICHAEL BUSHNELL
    Northeast News
    May 22, 2013

     

     

     

    William H. “Dad” Martin of Ottawa, Kan., is considered to be the father of the exaggerated postcard. Some of his better work featured huge ears of corn, giant apples and peaches, stalks of

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    Lake Hiwassee now a distant memory

    Posted May 14, 2013 at 11:30 pm

     

    By MICHAEL BUSHNELL
    Northeast News
    May 15, 2013

    The great Kansas City real estate developer J.C. Nichols is not known to blunder often, especially in matters of real estate. His two man-made lakes in the Country Club District lends

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    “Great” Pepper Building fire

    Posted May 7, 2013 at 11:00 pm

     

    By MICHAEL BUSHNELL
    Northeast News
    May 1, 2013

    Wednesday, May 7, a regular day: The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4, the Chicago Cubs beat the Brooklyn Dodgers, Tommy Burns beat Jack O’Brien in 20 rounds for the heavyweight boxing title,

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    Airport makes way for B.O.P. plant

    Posted April 30, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    By MICHAEL BUSHNELL
    Northeast News
    May 1, 2013

    This 1942 Max Bernstein linen postcard depicts the Aircraft Assembly Plant, Fairfax Industrial District, Kansas City, Kan.

    Sent on Feb. 11, 1942, to Mr. Jack Reddan, 3369 Grand Ave., Omaha, Neb., the message reads, “Dear

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