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J H Johnston
Carrie Lee Carter-stok...
Liquor Control Ordinance
Liquor Has Been Their Undoing: Liquor Trafficking and Alcohol Abuse in the Lower Missouri Fur Trade
Article about the corrupting effects of alcohol on Indians and "half-breed" Indians in the fur trade area of the Mississippi River valley, especially around Saint Louis, with maps and several illustrations....
Marking Missouri History
Biography of Carry M. Nation, raised in Cass County, Missouri, and becoming "the icon of the temperance movement at the turn of the twentieth century," describing the familial motivations in her flamboyant...
McDonald's Woman Christian Temperance Union Papers
The collection consists of four bound volumes and a few loose papers. Three of the volumes are "Secretary's books", containing minutes of business and social meetings and membership rosters for paid and...
Millennium License Denial Appealed
Article details the happenings at a hearing before the Liquor Control Board of Review concerning Club Millennium's April 5, 2000 application.
Missouri and the War
October 1, 1945
Comprehensive article about the World War II effort in Kansas City, with information on its production of aircraft by Pratt and Whitney and other factories including the Lake City Ordnance plant, alcohol...
Missouri Winemaking: A Grape Renaissance
Article reviewing the history of the wine industry in Missouri, starting in 1823 near Saint Louis and growing in the 1830s in Hermann. Includes a description of the growth of the industry into other rural...
New on the Boulevard
December 28, 2006-January 3, 2007
Article reporting Boulevard Brewing Company's plans to release five new beers, and a wine, in 2007. The company opened a $25 million expansion in August 2006, and frees up more space for the production...
Ninety-nine Bottles of Beer behind the Wall
Article how alcohol production and consumption took place in Kansas despite its status as a dry state from 1881 until 1948.
Ninth Street and State Line--The World's Wettest Block
Article detailing the history of "the wettest block in the world"--9th Street from State Line to Genesee Street in the West Bottoms. The author reports that by 1909, 25 saloons filled all but two storefronts...
Plan to Lash Out Ended in Rampage
May 1, 2007
Follow-up article on the shootings which occurred on Sunday, April 29, 2007, at the Ward Parkway Shopping Center. The gunman, David Logsdon, shot and killed Leslie Noble Ballew and Luke A. Nilges in the...
Plans Drafted for Old Brewery
December 24, 2008
Photo and article about the former Imperial brewery building that has become an "eyesore." Owner Lester Dean Jr., who acquired title to the building in 2007, says, "he's doing his best...to figure out...
Police Promise New Policy On Public Partying
April 30, 2003
Article contains concerns by Northeast area residents that contend the police do not patrol boulevards and public gathering areas enough. Examples include the lack of proactive work by the police to curb...
Prohibition in Kansas City
January 16, 1920
Articles in the paper about the taking effect of the Prohibition era at midnight of January 16, 1920, according to the 18th Amendment of the Constitution. Descriptions of actions taken by alcohol producers...
Prohibition In Kansas City
A collection of 46 pages of photocopied newspaper clippings from various Kansas City newspapers pertaining to different aspects of Prohibition, including saloons, criminal activity, elections, alcoholism,...
Question on Lewis and Clark Military Justice
Article debates the proposition that the Court Martial at Kaw Point was the first official Court Martial west of the Mississippi.
Discussion on the supposed price-fixing of alcohol in Kansas City and its relation to the ownership of T. J. Pendergast Wholesale Liquor Company at 2101 Central Street, "the largest distributor of liquor...
Redistricting Plan Approved
May 17, 2007
Article concerns the recent legislation of the Missouri House in Jefferson City. It includes two issues pertaining to the Kansas City area. Legislation was approved that would make it easier for Kansas...
Regulated Industries Decides Club Millennium Case
News of the denial of the "application for a 'sales by the drink' liquor license" by "the Regulated Industries Division of the city's Neighborhood and Community Service Department" for Club Millennium...
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