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Walking Tour of The Historic West Bottoms

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    The library limits the # attendees at this event, so please sign up now, keep your RSVP updated, and out of your respect for all history lovers- show up to the event. 

    I will be keeping an attendance record.

    The West Bottoms is the low-lying part of Kansas City pinched between downtown Kansas City, KS and Strawberry Hill in Kansas City, MO. 

    While the Kansas part was devoted chiefly to the stock slaughter business, the Missouri part was devoted to the transportation of goods and passengers, and the warehousing of agricultural goods. 

    Meeting Point:We will meet in the Bottoms at the intersection of Santa Fe and Union for a brief lecture followed by a 70-minute walking tour.

    I will add details as they become available, but this area is rich in KC History and will be an excellent way to spend a Saturday morning.

    Thanks for the FYI Stephanie! The group appreciates it!

    Perhaps lunch or a glass of wine at Amigoni after the tour!

    You must RSVP via the link above to reserve your space.

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  • Connie

    I just received a call from the library this is being rescheduled until October due to inclement weather.

    September 27, 2013

  • Margo C.

    Have to work:(

    1 · September 27, 2013

  • Stacie P.

    FYI...For those that are attending tomorrow, downtown is going to be crazy due to the American Royal Parade. While the parade is taking place on Grand, it may make your commute into the West Bottoms area slow going depending where you are coming from.

    September 27, 2013

  • Lloyd B.

    Registration came through... looking forward to this.

    September 11, 2013

    • Lloyd B.

      Perhaps since you work for the library you might suggest the email be clearer on just what a confirmed registration means. That it doesn't mean you're confirmed to attend, you're just confirmed as registered. I don't know what "truly registered" means. To someone like me, who's never received one before, the distinction is not clear and it certainly appears to say "you're all set to go". If there are others on the waiting list, and I have no reason to doubt you, I will definitely not show up. I would never intentionally try to cut in on someone else or over-burden the tour leader by purposely exceeding a pre-set limit. I am a brand new member to this group, but I can assure you I am both responsible and personally accountable for my own actions. What you might personally do or not do does not enter into my decision making process. Thank you for informing me about the waiting list.

      September 12, 2013

    • Stefanie

      Nice speech. Here's the phone number to the branch hosting this tour: Blue Springs North 8162248772. And the staff member's name that I talked to yesterday about the waiting list is Mary. Feel free to call and get clarification yourself and to suggest more clarity in the registration process. I've already suggested many things to the library in the time I've worked have good reason to so you go for it!

      September 13, 2013

  • Lloyd B.

    Guess I didn't act quickly enough, as the tour is full.... but I am on the waiting list, so who knows !

    September 11, 2013

  • Stefanie

    GOOD JOB, CRAZY MIKE, THAT WAS QUICK OF YOU!! The MCPL website is pretty easy to navigate as far as events go at least.....

    1 · August 16, 2013

  • john j.

    this looks interesting. I have worked on several buildings down there and have been curious about what was going on back then..

    August 16, 2013


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