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Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, USA

"Kansas City, Kansas, the capital of Wyandotte co, created in 1886 by the consolidation of the then village of Kansas City with the towns of Wyandotte, Armourdale, and others under its present name, is situated at the junction of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers, adjacent to Kansas City, Mo. (from which it is nominally separated by the state line), and at the convergence of several important railways, eight or more of which have their terminal stations at this point. This city is noted as the seat of immense stock and meat packing interests, its yards and packing-houses being second only to those of Chicago in the volume of business done. Here were received in 1892, 699,578 head of cattle, 1,773,000 hogs, 32,341 calves, 160,317 sheep, and 32,831 horses and mules. Of the food animals, about sixty per cent., aggregating 570,000,000 pounds, was consumed at the packing houses. The city has also an extensive grain and flour trade, there being received at its mills and elevators in 1892, 69,707 car-loads of grain. In 1890, according to the census returns, the capital invested in manufactures was $11,404,066, and the value of the manufactured product $44,022,939. Fifteen bridges span the Kansas River within the corporate limits of the city. Though of recent growth, it is the largest city in the state of Kansas. Pop, in 1880, 3200; in 1890 (federal census), 38,316; in 1892 (city census), 39,580."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • News  1889 - A BIG FIRE IN KANSAS CITY.
    Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 29. - A fire which threatened to destroy the mammoth packing houses of Armour & Co. in Kansas City, Kan., was discovered in... Read MORE...

  • 1901 - Kansas City - The Central City by Charles S. Gleed
    In early literature and in early United States Indian treaties the Indian word” Kansas” appears as Caucis, Konza, Konseas, Kons, Kanzaw, Kanzau, Kaw, ... Read MORE...

  • News  1903 - Twenty Thousand Persons are Now Homeless in Kansas City, Kansas
    The first reliable information from Kansas City, Kan., was just received. In that district 20,000 persons are homeless. A number have been drowned,... Read MORE...

  • News  1908 - Flames in a Packing Plant.
    Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 30. - Fire of unknown origin in the canning department of the $27,000,000 packing plant of Nelson Morris & Co., in Kansas... Read MORE...

  • 1912 - March 23-24 - Residents of Kansas City began to dig out from a storm produced 25 inches of snow in 24 hours.
    The Weather Channel
  • May 16, 1914: Grand League of the American Horseshoe Pitchers Association was organized in Kansas City, Kansas
    The Old Farmer's Almanac
  • 1916
    Kansas City, the largest city of Kansas, capital of Wyandotte co., created in 1886 by the consolidation of the then village of Kansas City with the... Read MORE...

  • News  1916 - Wind Fans A $10,000 Fire. Three Buildings Destroyed on Kansas Side Early This Morning.
    Fire which started about 3 o’clock this morning in the rear of a grocery store owned by C.C. Price, 1258 Kansas Avenue, Kansas side, destroyed the... Read MORE...

  • 1922 - May 10 - WHB-AM in Kansas City MO begins radio transmissions
  • News  1933 - June 17 - Kansas City Massacre: 1 FBI agent, 4 cops & 1 gangster killed by mob
    June 17, 1933
  • 1949 - October 16 - WDAF TV channel 4 in Kansas City, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1951 - July 12 - The Kaw River flood occurred.
    The month of June that year was the wettest of record for the state of Kansas, and during the four days preceding the flood much of eastern Kansas... Read MORE...

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