Missouri Latinos

Missouri Latinos Initiative
Events through May 2016

As part of a yearlong, statewide Missouri Latinos initiative, the Kansas City Public Library is offering an array of special programming exploring the history and experiences of Latinos in the Kansas City area. Events and special offerings run through May 2016.
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This Week in KC History
Cool Operator Elmer F. Pierson

August 27, 1896:Elmer F. Pierson, who, with brother John, will found the Vendo company, market the first reliable Coca-Cola vending machines, and dominate the vending machine industry, is born in Kansas City.

KC Unbound Blog
Book Review: Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

Seveneves proves once again that Neal Stephenson possesses an imagination of staggering inventiveness and scope. For him, an event that most of us would find unthinkable is the start of the story.

1864: The Year of Decision? 1864: The Year of Decision?

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A Dip into the PastA Dip into the Past

Missouri Valley Special Collections

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Civil War on the Western Border

Civil War on the Western Border

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