The Kansas City Public Library is pleased to announce the addition of 1,109 digitized yearbooks to our digital history site KCHistory.org. Resulting from more than two years of work by Missouri Valley Special Collections staff, the Kansas City Area High School Yearbooks Collection has tremendous research potential.
The holiday spirit is in full swing in Kansas City and, to help celebrate, we’re responding to a reader who asked about the origins of the lights on the Country Club Plaza – one of the most notable Christmas light traditions in the country.
You won’t find Dallas, Missouri, on a current map. It’s no longer incorporated and, even when it was, the small settlement on the banks of Indian Creek near 103rd Street and State Line Road was better known by its most prominent landmark: Watts Mill.
As sure as the morning commute, it’s time for another “What’s Your KCQ?” A KCQ readers asks: “Why does U.S. 71 (Bruce R. Watkins Memorial Drive) have stoplights instead of a straight run downtown?”