This Week in Kansas City History

Gettysburg of the West

General Sterling Price

October 23, 1864: Confederate and Union forces battle in Westport, on the grounds of the present-day Country Club Plaza, resulting in a Union Army victory when the Confederate forces flee south.


A University is Born

University of Kansas City administration building, circa 1930s

October 1, 1933: Two thousand people gather to witness a ceremony officially opening the University of Kansas City.