Kansas City, Kansas, USA - 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 towns of Wyandotte, Armourdale, and Armstrong 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). It Is on the Missouri Pacific and the Union Pacific Rs. 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. Several million head of stock are handled here yearly, and the value of the "packed" product exceeds $50,000,000. The city has also a very extensive grain and flour trade, with vast grain-elevators, railroad- and machine-shops, manufactories of soap, fertilizers, engines, locomotives, etc. It is the seat of Kansas City University and of a state institution for the blind. Numerous bridges span the Kansas River within the corporate limits of the city. Pop. in 1880, 3200 ; in 1890, 38,316 ; in 1900, 51,418.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
Visit Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Discover the people who lived there, the places they visited and the stories they shared.
The comments you read here belong only to the person who posted them. We reserve the right to remove off-topic and inappropriate comments.