Kansas City Then and Now by Darlene Isaacson
(Then & Now Thunder Bay)

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After rejecting proposed names like "Rabbitville" and "Possum Trot," civic leaders of Missouri's biggest trading post named their settlement the "Town of Kansas" in honor of the native Kansa Indians. That was then; today, Kansas City is said to have more fountains than any city in the world except for Rome.
See for yourself how much Kansas City's changed over the years in the latest title from the best-selling series, Then and Now.
Seventy-nine pairs of photographs illustrate then-and-now images of popular locations like the Harry S. Truman Residence, the Hannibal Bridge, and the Coates House Hotel.
Stop by Dick's Down Home Cook Shop back then and today and you'll witness major inner city renovations.
A magnificent panoramic view of landmark sculpture "The Scout" overlooking the city skyline and Penn Valley Park gives you a tremendous glimpse into the history of KC.
The Liberty Memorial, erected to honor the heroes of WWI, towers over the city at 217 feet tall. Discover how Kansas City looked when the monument was dedicated, and see how it looks today.
This is a tour you won't want to miss!

About Darlene Isaacson

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Darlene Isaacson, a former teacher, has lived in Kansas City for over forty years. She organizes guided tours of historical buildings in Kansas City and is co-author of Kansas City in Vintage Postcards (Arcadia Publishing, 2003).
Published January 12, 2007 by Thunder Bay Press. 144 pages
Genres: History, Travel.