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Highlights from Collier's World Atlas and Gazetteer, 1947


Kansas City, Missouri, 1947

Collier's World Atlas and Gazetteer, 1947


    Population 399,178.

    Situated on the Missouri River, and is the trade center of the Missouri Valley. The most important railroads in the country serve the city, namely, the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy; the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific; Alton; the Chicago Great Western; the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific; the Kansas City, Kaw Valley & Western; the North Kansas City Bridge (El.); the Kansas City Public Service (El.); the St. Louis-San Francisco; the Kansas City Connecting; the Kansas City Southern; the Mo.-Kans.-Texas; the Missouri Pacific; the Union Pacific and the Wabash railroads.

    The city's packing house products were valued at nearly $250,000,000 in 1930. Other leading industries with a great output are soap and heavy chemicals, flour and grist mill products, and oils. Its jobbing trade is enormous, leading with hay, grain and straw, automobiles, and lumber. It has numerous grain elevators.

    Features of the city are the park and boulevard system, Union Station, the Municipal Auditorium, Liberty Memorial, William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, the Fine Arts Institute and the Conservatory of Music.

    Originally settled about 1821.



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Map of Kansas City, Missouri, 1947