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Country Club Dairy on Troost

Country Club Dairy on Troost

McClure Flats, the late 1800s era tenements just north of the Kansas City Star building (see in the center background).

McClure Flats, the late era tenements just south of the Kansas City Star building (see in the center background).

With the philosophy of "have what people want at a price they can afford to pay," the T.G.& Y. corporation opened its first variety store in Norman, Oklahoma in 1936 and expanded to 930 outlets nationwide by the 1980s.  TG stores were firmly embedded in southern culture as modern-day general stores with a bit of everything, and often called by the moniker, "Toys, Guns, and YoYos."

Shopping at the TG&Y store. My granddad would call it the Toys, Guns & YoYo's store!

On October 25,1954 Life magazine wrote about the installation of the Hereford Sculpture in Kansas City. A trailer truck rode through Kansas City, Mo. last week bearing a bull destined to achieve great heights. The bull, a Hereford from New Jersey, stands 12 feet high, weighs 5,550 pounds and has plastic flesh atop steel bones. It was designed to stand atop a 90-foot pylon in front of American Hereford Association headquarters near the stockyards. First the association mock-solemnly debated…

On October Life magazine wrote about the installation of the Hereford Sculpture in Kansas City. A trailer truck rode through Kansas City, Mo.

1938 - The notorious Chesterfield Club was a famous Pendergast sin place.  Located only one block from the federal courthouse downtown, it served as a daily reminder of who actually ran KC.  To judges and lawmen of the U.S., it seemed a deliberate affront to conventional morality.  Even though common practice for appearance sake called for confining gambling to back rooms, at the Chesterfield Club roulette wheels and dice tables greeted patrons the moment they walked through the front door.

1938 across from Police and Federal Courthouse the famous Chesterfield Club gambling, vice etc.

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War Memorial Auditorium, Kansas City, MO, where Patsy gave her final concert.

Union Station in Kansas City circa 1945. I walk in to US today, and I'm still completely overwhelmed by the majesty and history and absolute beauty of the place.

Another pinner wrote--Union Station in Kansas City circa I walk in to US today, and I'm still completely overwhelmed by the majesty and history and absolute beauty of the place.

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