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2009 - Wyandotte County - 150 Years
Special Publications and Web Sites
African American History/Culture in Wyandotte County, Kansas
African American Immigration to Wyandotte County 1875 - 1885
Quindaro Kansas and the Underground Railroad
Induction to Argentine High School's "Wall of Fame" : Saturnino Alvarado
THE EDUCATION OF MEXICAN-AMERICANS IN KANSAS CITY, KANSAS - 1916-1951 - A THESIS IN History Presented to the faculty of the University of Missouri-Kansas City in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF ARTS by ROBERT MARTIN CLEARY; B.A., Hunter College of the City University of New York, 1981; M.L.S., Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, 1993; Kansas City, Missouri 2002.
"The Wyandot Indians, 1843-1876" by Robert Emmett Smith, Jr.
Thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate College of the Oklahoma State University by Robert Emmett Smith, Jr. in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, May, 1973
WY Co Alien Registration (WW1)
Kansas City, Kansas
The History of the Public Schools of Kansas City, Kansas - Wyandotte County, Kansas, 1819-1961 by Nellie McGuinn, a public school educator in Kansas City, Kansas, who (in January of 1961) presented this history to USD 500 in answer to a request from the Superintendent Frank L. Schlagle. Her manuscript takes a look at the settlement and growth of Kansas City and Wyandotte County, Kansas. We are grateful to Ms. McGuinn for her contribution.
North American Aviation - Kansas (Fairfax District) - For former employees of the North American Aviation plant in Kansas City , Kansas during WWII and others interested in the B-25 aircraft.
Argentine area of KCKs
City", A History of the Argentine Community of Kansas City, Kansas by
Edwin Dale Shutt II
1976 thesis (copyright 1976) Argentine
Jacobs / Engel / Nichols Family
submitted by Tom Jacobs
Rosedale area of KCKs
Rosedale High School - 1885-1973 Graduates - Two Lists (pdf files): One alpha and one by year
The Winding Valley and The Craggy Hillside - A History of the City of Rosedale, Kansas by Margaret Landis. Copyright 1976. Reproduced on the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library web site with permission from Ms. Landis.
Schools of Wyandotte County
Bonner Springs/Edwardsville Public Schools
Kansas City, KS Public SchoolsPiper Public Schools
Turner Public Schools The History of the Public Schools of Wyandotte County, Kansas City, Kansas
From 1844 through the present with histories, images, maps, online publications, newspaper articles, links, etc. Compiled and Presented by Patricia Adams, USD 500
First Free Public School in Kansas
Individual school histories contain excerpts from A History of Black Education in Kansas City, Kansas, Readin', 'Riting, 'Rithmetic by William W. Boone, March 1986 (Copy located in the KCKs Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave, KCKs, 913-551-3280). The school district is sincerely grateful to Mr. William W. Boone, Ms. Josephine C. Vandiver, and Mr. Jackson C. Van Trece for their research and preparation of this material.
KCKS Public School System, 1819-1961 by Nellie McGuinn, public school educator in Kansas City, Kansas, who (in February of 1966) presented this history of the KCKs public school system to USD 500 in answer to a request from then former Superintendent Frank L. Schlagle. Her manuscript takes a good look at the settlement and growth of Kansas City and Wyandotte County, Kansas, incorporating the history of our schools. The history written by Ms. McGuinn has been used for information on the individual buildings throughout the web site, although the entire book is on this web page. We are grateful to Ms. McGuinn for her contribution to the future . . . "our written history".
The History of the Music Program in the Public Schools of the Rosedale District of Kansas City, Kansas, 1872-1973 by Suzanne H. Elliott, B.M.E., Kent State University, 1978 - Ms. Elliott is Principal of Hazel Grove Elementary School - Mar 2003
Vernon School is Officially Historic: Sept, 2004 - "The Vernon School, a haven of education for African-American students prior to school integration, has been placed on the Register of Historic Kansas Places. The Vernon School, built in 1936, is a one-story brick structure located at the corner of 27th Street and Sewell Avenue. The current building was build as a replacement for the Colored School of Quindaro, which served freed slaves, but had become overcrowded and a fire hazard. The school was named for Bishop William Tecumseh Vernon, a president of the defunct Western University, which also served African Americans. The Vernon School was an all-black institution until 1972, when Quindaro Elementary School was built as part of the KCKs Public School's desegregation efforts.
Link for Vernon School History - Built in 1936 by the WPA
Link for Western University - virtual tour of the Quindaro Ruins and other area history
Link for Quindaro School History - Built in 1858
“A History of the Origin and Establishment of Washington Rural High School – Bethel, Kansas" – As contained in news articles found in the Kansas City Star and Times, Kansas City Kansan, and the Bonner Springs Chieftain – Apr 1929 to Feb 1932 – submitted by David C. Grove, Jan 1966
"A History of Wyandotte High School" by Ferne Vesecky, editor of the Pantograph. Written 1931-34.
List of Buildings/Places in Wyandotte County listed on the National Register of Historic PlacesFloods in Wyandotte County, Kansas
WY Co Vital Records
Howell's KS On The Net Toni's WyCoKS.comGenealogy and History
Wy Co Historical Society WyCo History
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Ada Brown was born in Kansas City, Kansas, to a musical family including her cousin, noted ragtime composer and performer James Scott. She was already an established performer who had toured nationally and internationally when she recorded "Evil Mama Blues" with Bennie Moten for the Okeh label on September 1923.Maurice Greene, from KCK, at the 2000 Olympics (eCard) by J.Jacobsohn, Allsport
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Thanks to Helen E. Bortz , the "1881 Gazetteer of the New Southwest" is now online. Information includes counties, cities and towns of southwest Kansas, southwest Missouri, northwest Arkansas and Indian Territory as well as a business directory of St. Louis. Check it out and if there is anything you think might benefit your county visitors please feel free to link to our page.
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