LaDene Morton - The Road to Waldo
All Library locations will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17 for a staff development event. We will reopen for regular hours Thursday, December 18.
LaDene Morton, author of The Waldo Story: The Home of Friendly Merchants, traces the 170-year history of the district. The story begins with Waldo’s founding on the open prairie south of the Town of Kansas, and embraces the Civil War, the coming of the railroad, and Waldo’s key role in the Kansas City housing boom, when it emerged as a desirable residential area.
Morton is a former researcher and policy analyst at Midwest Research Institute.