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Old 06-19-2016, 11:32 AM
 
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So last summer, my family and I started on a historical tour of Kansas City, going from when it was first founded to the present. Our first stop was Kaw Point, where Lewis and Clark came through, and our most recent stop was the new Hyatt Regency disaster memorial.

I'm putting a list of everything we've done so far below, and if anyone has any suggestions or things we overlooked, feel free to share them!

- Kaw Point (1804)
- Clark's Point (Quality Hill, 1806)
- Chouteau Landing/Riverfront Heritage Trail (1821)
- Independence Temple (Joseph Smith prophesied a temple would be built in this area, 1831)
- Site of McCoy's trading post, Westport (1833)
- Sculpture of McCoy, Majors, and Bridger @ Westport and Broadway
- Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (originally Chouteau's Church, 1835)
- Liberty Jail (Joseph Smith incarcerated, 1838)
- Area at river landings called "Town of Kansas" (1839)
- Wyandotte Nation moves from Ohio to Kansas, 50-100 died (Huron Indian Cemetery, 1843)
- Kelly's (oldest building in KC) built, Town of Kansas officially incorporated by Jackson County (1850)
- Harris Kearney house (oldest brick house in KC) built (1855)
- Alexander Majors House & Barn (one of the founders of the Pony Express, 1856)
- Steamboat Arabia sank (1856)
- City Market began (1857)
- Union Cemetery (1857)
- John Wornall House, served as Civil War hospital (1858)
- Battle of Westport (1864)
- Riverview Cable Car line marker (1888)
- Kessler Park, cliff drive (1895)
- Electric Park cafe (1899)
- Carrie Nation (kicked out of KC 1901, buried in Belton Cemetery 1911)
- Kansas City Museum (1908)
- JC Nichols fountain (1910)
- Walt Disney moves to KC (1911), starts Laughogram (1919)
- Union Station moves to current location (1914)
- Scout statue (1915)
- Negro Leagues Museum (Monarchs formed in 1920)
- Richards Airport, http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richards_Field (1922)
- Country Club Plaza opens (1923)
- Rosedale Arch (1923)
- Liberty Memorial (1926)
- Nelson-Atkins built (1933)
- 18th and Vine/American Jazz Museum (1930s)
- Thomas Hart Benton House (1939)
- Truman home (1945)
- Great Flood - airport & stockyards (1951)
- Ruskin Heights tornado (1957)
- Vietnam memorial (1961/1965)
- KC riot (1968)
- Hyatt Regency walkway collapse (1981)

Sorry if this post is too long. We really tried to be thorough with our tour, and there was a lot to see and do
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Old 06-20-2016, 07:04 AM
 
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^Impressive. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 06-20-2016, 12:04 PM
 
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So last summer, my family and I started on a historical tour of Kansas City, going from when it was first founded to the present. Our first stop was Kaw Point, where Lewis and Clark came through, and our most recent stop was the new Hyatt Regency disaster memorial.

I'm putting a list of everything we've done so far below, and if anyone has any suggestions or things we overlooked, feel free to share them!

- Kaw Point (1804)
- Clark's Point (Quality Hill, 1806)
- Chouteau Landing/Riverfront Heritage Trail (1821)
- Independence Temple (Joseph Smith prophesied a temple would be built in this area, 1831)
- Site of McCoy's trading post, Westport (1833)
- Sculpture of McCoy, Majors, and Bridger @ Westport and Broadway
- Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (originally Chouteau's Church, 1835)
- Liberty Jail (Joseph Smith incarcerated, 1838)
- Area at river landings called "Town of Kansas" (1839)
- Wyandotte Nation moves from Ohio to Kansas, 50-100 died (Huron Indian Cemetery, 1843)
- Kelly's (oldest building in KC) built, Town of Kansas officially incorporated by Jackson County (1850)
- Harris Kearney house (oldest brick house in KC) built (1855)
- Alexander Majors House & Barn (one of the founders of the Pony Express, 1856)
- Steamboat Arabia sank (1856)
- City Market began (1857)
- Union Cemetery (1857)
- John Wornall House, served as Civil War hospital (1858)
- Battle of Westport (1864)
- Riverview Cable Car line marker (1888)
- Kessler Park, cliff drive (1895)
- Electric Park cafe (1899)
- Carrie Nation (kicked out of KC 1901, buried in Belton Cemetery 1911)
- Kansas City Museum (1908)
- JC Nichols fountain (1910)
- Walt Disney moves to KC (1911), starts Laughogram (1919)
- Union Station moves to current location (1914)
- Scout statue (1915)
- Negro Leagues Museum (Monarchs formed in 1920)
- Richards Airport, http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richards_Field (1922)
- Country Club Plaza opens (1923)
- Rosedale Arch (1923)
- Liberty Memorial (1926)
- Nelson-Atkins built (1933)
- 18th and Vine/American Jazz Museum (1930s)
- Thomas Hart Benton House (1939)
- Truman home (1945)
- Great Flood - airport & stockyards (1951)
- Ruskin Heights tornado (1957)
- Vietnam memorial (1961/1965)
- KC riot (1968)
- Hyatt Regency walkway collapse (1981)

Sorry if this post is too long. We really tried to be thorough with our tour, and there was a lot to see and do
Not too long at all, as it whets the appetite for more. I found myself Googling several of the line items for more info.

Excellent first post - thank you!
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Old 06-21-2016, 12:34 AM
 
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Take A Trip To Harlem
Harlem is okay for a historic view on Kansas City. It was where people originally "settled" in the area from what I remember. But it being so close to the river meant it kept flooding, so they got smart and moved to where the river market is now and used that as the port.
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