• Vice President Truman Pendergast Senate
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    Businessman. Before World War I, Truman had lost money in mining and oil investments. In 1919, he and his friend Eddie Jacobson invested their savings in a men's clothing store in Kansas City. They worked hard, keeping the store open from 8 a. m. to 9 p. m. , but the business failed during the severe recession that began in 1921. Truman worked about 15 years to pay the store debts. Political career Discouraged by the failure of the store, Truman decided to seek a career in politics. He receive...
  • Charlie Parker Song One Worse
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    "They teach you that there is a boundary line to music, but, man, there's no boundary line to art." -Charlie Parker One of many great quotes that came from one of the most important figures in jazz and also an important figure in American history. Being that jazz is American history. Charlie Parker was born in Kansas City, Kansas on August 29, 1920. He was born under the name Charles Parker Jr. Charles Parker Sr didn't play a huge role in Charlie's life. He soon left Charlie and his mother afte...
  • Jesse James History Project
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    Jesse James: History Project Over one hundred years ago that "dirty little coward" Bob Ford killed Jesse Woodson James in his home in St. Joseph, Missouri. Today, the typical person has derived much, if not all, knowledge about the life and times of Jesse James from the movies. Beginning with Jesse James Under the Black Flag in 1921 starring Jesse Edwards James (referred to as Jesse James Jr. ), and concluding with the 1980 film (The Long Riders) with James Keach, movies have portrayed Jesse Jam...
  • Henry Wedman Time Family Farm
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    Thought there have been movies and documentaries made about the events of World War II the story of the common man has been underrepresented. Movies like Pearl Harbor glamorize the hero and his epic love story. Untold are the graphic accounts and emotional stresses that were experienced by the common soldier. Henry Wedman was born December 10 th 1922, in the small town of Arkansas City, Kansas. Spending most of his time working on the family farm he barely had time for school let alone time to p...
  • Soldiers Home Kansas City
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    Many of the titles of Ernest Hemingway's stories are ironic, and can be read on a number of levels; Soldier's Home is no exception. Our first impression, having read the title only, is that this story will be about a old soldier living out the remainder of his life in an institution where veterans go to die. We soon find out that the story has nothing to do with the elderly, or institutions; rather, it tells the story of a young man, Harold Krebs, only recently returned from World War I, who has...
  • Farmland Industries Inc Kansas City
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    Introduction Today, when we hear the slogans 'better farming, better food,' or 'proud to be farmer owned' one company comes to mind, Farmland Industries. We may think of this of this fortune 500 company as a leading agricultural powerhouse, which it is, however, it was not always that way. Background Farmland Industries Inc. was founded by Howard A. Cowden, who was born and raised in Southwestern Missouri. Cowden started young in the cooperative business by working for the Missouri Farmers Assoc...
  • Harry Truman Independence Missouri
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    At the time WWII was ending, Roosevelt, who was our president who led Americans through the Depression and WWII, died. Harry S. Truman the vice president takes over and carries out Roosevelt's plans and new plans for the ending and reconstruction of the war throughout the world. Truman will be remembered in history for all his contributions and hard work put into our war effort and helping international economy. Harry S. Truman was the 33 rd President of the United States. Born on May 8, 1884, ...
  • Beginning Life Of Walt Disney
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    The Beginning Life of Walt Disney Walt was born in Chicago and with his family moved to Missouri in 1960 on to a farm. He started drawing animals on the farm here. When he was 18 he had his first cartooning job. Walt started cartooning by drawing non-moving cartoons for companies at the Pesman-Rubin Commercial Art Studio. There, Walt met Ub be (later to be shortened to Ub) Iwerks. Ub taught Walt how to make drawings look more professional. They had only been hired to Pesman-Rubin because of the...
  • Ford And Flexible Manufacturing
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    The automotive industry is a highly competitive market where brand loyalty is only as strong as the latest gizmo and horsepower upgrade. The automotive assembly process, perfected by Henry Ford, was based on the simple principle that "customers can order a Model T in any color they wanted as long as it was black." After the 1920's the market witnessed new entrants with unheard of automobile features that ended Ford's golden age. New automakers such as Buick, Chrysler, and Oldsmobile offered cust...
  • Football Team Ncaa College Athletes
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    The NCAA: Out of Control Darnell Autry was a member of the Northwestern University Wildcats football team. He was a dedicated student and an All American running back. He was also a theatre major. So when he was offered a small part in a motion picture he quickly accepted. It was a non-paying role and he paid for his own plane ticket to Rome, where the movie was being filmed. However the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the governing body of college athletics, told Autry that he would ...
  • Baseball The Origin Franchise Information
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    There has been much speculation about the origin of baseball. In 1907 a special commission decided that the modern game was invented by Abner Doubleday, a West Point cadet, at Cooperstown, N. Y. , in 1839. (The Story of Baseball) One hundred years later the National Baseball Museum was opened at Cooperstown to honor Doubleday. Historians, however, disagree about the origin of baseball. Some say that baseball comes from bat-and-ball games of ancient times. It is a matter of record that in the 17...
  • Mr Trombone Kansas City
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    Mr. Trombone There is a man in Kansas City that people refer to as Mr. Trombone! His family knows him as Arch Martin. He's not a very famous trombone, but a great jazz musician. Warren Dur rett says, "He is one of the most beloved, talented, successful pillars of the profession, a natural salesman, and one who can contribute to the long, pleasant life of a band leader." Martin was born, and lived his whole life in Independence, Missouri. In 1949 he graduated from William Chrisman High School. W...
  • Walt Disney Kansas City
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    Walt Disney is a cartoonist and master of motion picture animation. He made the world fall in love with a large-eared mouse, a scheming duck, and dozens of other animal characters. As his career progresses he turned the making of full-length animated films into an art form. Walt lived on the edge of tomorrow but he dared to make his dreams come true. Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901 into a modest Chicago household. His first name was taking from the Congregational minister who baptized h...
  • Kansas City One Dance Play
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    1. My favorite character was so hard to pick I really like Will and Curly both but for different reasons, if I had to pick one though I would say Will Parker because he brings more humor into the musical, the dance scene from the song Kansas City is classic. I love Wills innocent humor and wit, all throughout he is up beat, and that is why he is my favorite. 2. My favorite moment of Oklahoma comes toward the beginning when I think it is that curly and Lorie have their first romantic connection. ...
  • Kansas City Districts Sales August
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    The Federal Reserve is the central bank of the United States. It incorporates twelve Federal Reserve branch banks and all national banks and stated charted commercial banks as well as some trust companies. Before August 25, 2003, the economy reportedly continued to improve as these twelve Federal Reserve districts would indicate. The majority of this improvement occurred in July and August, while in eleven of the twelve districts began their increased levels of activity in the ladder parts of th...