Tales of the Historic West Bottoms - Steve Noll
Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 2:00 p.m.
Kansas City’s West Bottoms, the lowland bordered by rugged cliffs and the Missouri and Kansas rivers, provided the spark for a rugged cowtown to become an urban metropolis. Publisher Steve Noll draws from his personal collection of historic postcards and from Cowtown: Cattle Trails and West Bottom Tales, a new book by Edward T. Matheny, Jr., in recounting an epic story - how cowboys, stockyards commission men, meatpackers, railroaders, and assorted hangers-on formed a vibrant, now-vanished West Bottoms community. This new book is an innovative collaboration among a local author, the Jackson County Historical Society, and Woodneath Press, a new publishing service developed by the Mid-Continent Public Library.