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Postcards

The first postcard shows The Scout Statue, located in Penn Valley Park between Penn Drive and Summit Street. This vantage point faces east-northeast towards The Scout Statue. The back of the postcard includes a short letter which continues on the second postcard. The second postcard shows the Pioneer Mother Statue, located in Penn Valley Park, southwest of Kessler Road and the Liberty Memorial Mall. This vantage point faces north-northeast towards Liberty Memorial in the background.

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Postcards

Postcard of the lake and drive in Penn Valley Park in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north-northeast towards downtown from Penn Drive, south of 27th Street. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the postcard and a short letter to Verna Borgman of Levasy, Missouri.

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Postcards

Postcard of the lake and drive in Penn Valley Park in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north-northeast towards downtown from Penn Drive, south of 27th Street. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the postcard and a short letter.

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Postcards

Postcard of the driveway in Penn Valley Park in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north-northwest from atop the hill east of Broadway Boulevard. The back of the postcard includes a short letter.

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Postcards

Postcard of the drive in Penn Valley Park in Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a short letter.

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Postcards

Postcard of the lake in Penn Valley Park in Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a short letter.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Agreement between R. P. Lyons, vice president of Ready Mixed Concrete Company, and the United States Board of Parole, stating that Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295, will be employed "steadily in the occupation of President" of Ready Mixed Concrete upon his parole, and agreeing to report to U.S. Probation Officer Lewis Grout should Pendergast's work become unsatisfactory. Pendergast, known for his powerful Kansas City political machine and ties to organized crime, was found guilty of income tax evasion in 1939 and sentenced to 15 months in the U.S.

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Photographs

Photograph of the Sacred Heart Church at the northwest corner of 26th Street and Madison Avenue.

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Correspondence

A letter from Ready Mixed Concrete Company Vice President R. P. Lyons to Senator Harry S. Truman. Lyons informs Truman that Independence Republican Lyle Weeks was awarded a contracting job by Kansas City and requests that Truman suggest to Weeks to use Ready Mixed Concrete Company concrete for the job. The Ready Mixed Concrete Company was closely associated with the Pendergast Machine.

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Correspondence

Letter from Tom Pendergast to Lloyd C. Stark, asking him to give special consideration to Mart Barrons and ensure that he gets the advertising business for the Apple Association.

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Correspondence

Letter from M. Ross to Governor Park asking on behalf of Tom Pendergast that Park write to President Roosevelt about releasing federal Missouri River improvement funds.

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Photographs

This photograph of Douglass School was taken looking northeast at the intersection of 27th Street and Jarboe Street (also known as W. Prospect Pl. at this time). Douglass School was built in 1890 as a public school for African Americans.

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