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All aboard for railroad's Golden Age

Posted July 22, 2014 at 11:00 pm

By MICHAEL BUSHNELL
Northeast News
July 23, 2014

The old Union Depot went out with a wild party in the fall of 1914, when the new Union Station on Pershing Road opened for business.

The heyday of Union Avenue had come to a close; the old depot built in the late 1870s had seen its last flood and its last train. After the great floods of 1903 and 1908 that had inundated the depot in close to 10 feet of water each time, city fathers began the process of moving the depot to higher ground.

A site along the OK Creek gully near Gillham Road and 24th Street was chosen, and soon after construction began on what is now Union Station. According to this Valentine Souvenir postcard published

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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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