Parking lots around Municipal Stadium were filled to overflowing as motorists came from throughout the Midwest to watch the first Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Kansas City in July 1960. The next time KC would host an All-Star Game would be in 1973 at then-Royals Stadium.
With just five days until Christmas, Union Depot was crowded with folks arriving and leaving the city for the holidays. Men, women and children filled up the waiting rooms, stood in the aisles and sat on their baggage for lack of better accommodations. Long time depot workers proudly pointed out that prosperous times had arrived in Kansas City with travelers loaded down with so many Christmas presents. December 1897.
Little Italy - 1909 - saloon owners of Kansas City's Little Italy apparently saw nothing wrong in letting women "frequent" their establishments and even act as bartenders. The authorities, however, vehemently disagreed. Hence, the police crackdown in December 1909. But for a while, women were able to carve out and claim these public spaces as their own "home"--at least to some degree: December 30, 1909