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1920's photograph of a portion of the cattle pens at the Kansas City Stockyards in Kansas City, Missouri. The facility, established in 1871 along the Kansas River and the Kansas Pacific and Missouri Pacific Railroad tracks, became one the leading livestock markets in the United States.

1920's photograph of a portion of the cattle pens at the Kansas City Stockyards in Kansas City, Missouri. This photograph was taken looking northwest from atop the Kansas City Live Stock Exchange Building.

Issac Katz

Isaac "Ike" Katz, who would go on to found the Katz Drug Co. in Kansas City and become a pioneer in the modern pharmacy business, was born in the town of Husiatin in western Ukraine (then a part of Russia) on March 8, 1879. Ike Katz brought customers into his drug stores with a unique business model, where customers could fill prescriptions, shop for groceries, buy appliances, and even purchase exotic pets such as monkeys or baby alligators; all at cut-rate prices. At its peak in the 1950s and 1960s, the company boasted 65 retail locations spread across seven states.

Advertisement for Imperial Brewing Co., no date. The advertisement reads, "A. F. Stoeger, Geo. Schraubstadter, Imperial Brewing Co., Brewers of High Grade Kansas City Lager Beer. Patronize and Encourage Home Industry.

Letter from A. Reed Wilson to gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark, updating him on activities related to his campaign in Kansas City.

The new municipal wharf on the east side of state line in Missouri, opposite the airport. This vantage point faces northwest with a newly constructed river-rail grain terminal (Kansas City, Kansas) in the far background.

Letter from A. Reed Wilson to Lloyd C. Stark making recommendations of men he says are friendly to Stark's campaign throughout the state and congratulating the Starks on the birth of a baby.

Letter from A. Reed Wilson to Lloyd C. Stark listing politicians throughout the state with whom he recommends Stark meet, and offering to introduce him to members of the Kemper family.

Photograph of the "9th Street Incline" cable car bridge. This vantage point faces west-northwest towards the West Bottoms and downtown Kansas City, Kansas in the far background.

Flyer advertising a kickoff party for the opening of the Riverside Race Track.

Letter from A. Reed Wilson to Lloyd C. Stark, reporting that he discussed Stark's candidacy with William T. Kemper, and recommending that Stark connect with Kemper. He also discusses the Young Democratic Club and inquires as to whether Stark had established a campaign headquarters.

Letter from C. E. Blomquist to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, congratulating him on Douglas's win, but requesting he "come to Kansas City and break up this insidious ring of Italians and Pendergast workers who are fostering such a string of 200 or 300 gambling houses upon our people."

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