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Henry N. Garland

Henry N. Garland was born in Oswego, New York, February 21, 1850.  He was educated in the public and high schools of that town, and after leaving school at the age of seventeen, came to Kansas City, where he has lived ever since.

     His first position was with the Hannibal & St. Joseph, and until his retirement from active business life in 1902 he remained in the railroad business.  He was also with the Burlington for awile in the early days, but finally accepted employment with the Wabash, and changed no more.  Commencing as ticket agent, he worked up rung by rung until he was appointed western passenger agent.  It was from this position that he resigned in 1902, having decided that "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."

   Few men have done more to "make Kansas City a good place to live in" than Mr. Garland.  He was a prominent figure in real estate circles in "boom days," and the Garland Block is still a monument to his faith in Kansas City.

     Mr. Garland has long been a leading figure in the local lodge of Elks, and was one of the organizers of the Passenger Agents' Association.
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