A History Lover's Guide to Kansas City

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Kansas City is often seen as a “cow town” with great barbecue and steaks. But it is also a city with more boulevards than Paris and more working fountains than Rome. There are burial mounds that date back more than two thousand years. The National World War I Museum and Memorial, opened in 1926, stands more than two hundred feet tall. Leila’s Hair Museum has a collection that brings tourists from all over the nation. The Kansas City Jazz Museum features a historic district and world-class museum that document a time when dance halls, cabarets, speakeasies and even honky-tonks and juke joints fostered the development of a new musical style. Join author Paul Kirkman as he cuts a trail past the stockyards into the heart of America—Kansas City.
ISBN: 9781467144407
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Missouri
Series: History & Guide
Images: 50
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Paul Kirkman is the author of The Battle of Westport: Missouri’s Great Confederate Raid (The History Press, 2011), Forgotten Tales of Kansas City (The History Press, 2012) and Missouri Outlaws (The History Press, 2018) and coauthor of Lockdown: Outlaws, Lawmen, and Frontier Justice in Jackson County, Missouri (with David Jackson, Jackson County Historical Society, 2012). Paul has a BA in history from Columbia College and is a speaker with Show Me Missouri: Conversations about Missouri’s Past, Present and Future, a speakers’ bureau program jointly organized and managed by the Missouri Humanities Council and the State Historical Society of Missouri. He lives in Independence, Missouri, with his wife, Shawn, and his daughter, Shannon.
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