May 26 – August 1, 2015

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KC Unbound Blog
National Digital Inclusion Alliance is Launched National Digital Inclusion Alliance

Computers and the Internet, including high speed connectivity, are essential in today’s digital society. Those on the wrong side of this digital divide are being left further and further behind.

This Month in the Civil War on the Western Border
This Month in the Civil War on the Western Border
May 1865
The Confederate government collapses, people in Kansas and Missouri try to rebuild, and some Missouri bushwhackers continue fighting. Read More...


This Week in KC History
Kidnapped! Mary McElroy. Photo courtesy The Kansas City Star

May 27, 1933: Mary McElroy, daughter of city manager and member of the Pendergast political machine Henry McElroy, is kidnapped from her Kansas City home, only to be released after 34 hours and a $30,000 ransom is paid.

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

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Civil War on the Western Border

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