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The History of Kansas City; Together with a Sketch of the Commercial Resources of the Country with Which It Is Surrounded (Paperback) Loot Price: R316
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The History of Kansas City; Together with a Sketch of the Commercial Resources of the Country with Which It Is Surrounded...

The History of Kansas City; Together with a Sketch of the Commercial Resources of the Country with Which It Is Surrounded (Paperback)

William H. Miller

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...of all the States and Territories in the Union down to 1870. A meeting of the attorneys was immediately called, an association organized, and the shares fixed at $250 each. Fifty-four shares were immediately subscribed, some business men taking part to help the attorneys. The money was thus raised and the library purchased, the books being received here October 30th. Since that time the association has added subsequent reports, and a set of English reports, making the Kansas City library, with perhaps one or two exceptions, the most complete in the United States. The first officers of this association were John C. Gage, President; Wallace Pratt, Vice-President; John K. Cravens, Secretary; Henry N. Ess, Treasurer; and Col. A. A. Tomlinson, Judge Nelson Cobbs, Judge Warwick Hough, Judge F. M. Black, J. W. Jenkins, J. C. Gage, E. W. Kimball, Wallace Pratt and L. C. Slavens, Board of Directors. THE CHICAGO FIRE. About this time, that is about the 10th of October, occurred the great fire in Chicago, which so nearly destroyed that city, and turned out its hundreds of thousands of prosperous people without homes or means of subsistence. The mayor of that city made an appeal to the generosity of the public for aid to prevent the suffering and starvation that must otherwise follow so appaling a disaster. Among the cities of the United States, Kansas City was not least prompt in responding to this appeal. Mayor Warner immediately convened the council, and an appropriation of ten thousand dollars was made and immediately forwarded. About the same time a public meeting of the people was called, and a relief association organized, of which General W. H. Powell was president. This association held a succession of meetings, and appointed soliciting...

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Imprint: Theclassics.Us
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: William H. Miller
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 148
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-24907-0
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-230-24907-9
Barcode: 9781230249070

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