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This Week in Kansas City ~ May 12 -18, 1918

VOL. 10

MAY 12 TO MAY 18, 1918

NO. 19

"FIRST THINGS" IN KANSAS CITY HISTORY

1808 Known as trading post
1820 Steamboat arrived
1827 Organization of Independence (now suburb)
1833 Organization of Westport (now part of city)
1839 Organization of Kansas City
1845 Post Office established
1850 Incorporation "Town of Kansas"
1851 Newspaper established
1856 Board of Trade Organized
1857 Chamber of Commerce Organized
1858 Telegraph Service into city
1860 Ground broken for first railroad into city
1863 Ground broken for first railroad to west from Kansas City
1864 Passenger Train to West left Kansas City
1865 Passenger Train from East
1869 Bridge over Missouri River (Hannibal Bridge)
1869 Street Railroad Chartered
1869 Grain Elevator
1870 Packing House opened
1871 Stock Yards Open
1872 Recognized as grain market
1875 Clearing House organized
1879 Telephone service
1885 Electric Street Railway
1886 Live Stock Exchange organized
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