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Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas.

It is not to be confused with Kansas City, Missouri

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In October 1872, "old" Kansas City, Kansas, was incorporated. The first city election was held on October 22 of that year, by order of Judge Hiram Stevens of the Tenth Judicial District, and resulted in the election of Mayor James Boyle. The mayors of the city after its organization were James Boyle, C. A. Eidemiller, A. S. Orbison, Eli Teed and Samuel McConnell. In June 1880, the Governor of Kansas proclaimed the city of Kansas City a city of the second class with Mayor McConnell present.

In March 1886, "new" Kansas City, Kansas, was formed through the consolidation of five municipalities: "old" Kansas City, Armstrong, Armourdale, Riverview, Wyandotte. The oldest city of the group was Wyandotte, which was formed in 1857 by Wyandot Native Americans and Methodist missionaries.

In the 1890s, the city saw an explosive growth in population as a streetcar suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. This growth continued until the 1930s.

Kansas City is the home to the General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant, which manufactures the Chevrolet Malibu and the Buick LaCrosse. The Federal Bureau of Prisons maintains its North Central Region Office in the city. In addition, Associated Wholesale Grocers and Kansas City Steak Company are based within the city. The largest employer is the University of Kansas Hospital. The adjoining University of Kansas Medical Center, including the schools of medicine, nursing, and allied health, is also among the city's largest employers.

On March 30, 2011, Google announced that Kansas City had been selected as the site of an experimental fiber-optic network that it would build at no cost to the city.

Neighborhoods

  • Argentine
  • Armourdale
  • Armstorng
  • Bethel
  • Downtown
  • Fairfax
  • Hanover Heights
  • Maywood
  • Muncie
  • Nearman
  • Piper
  • Polish Hill
  • Pomeroy
  • Riverview
  • Rosedale
  • Stony Point
  • Strawberry Hill
  • Turner
  • Vinewood
  • Wolcott
  • Welborn

Links

Wikipedia

Rosedale Arch a World War I Monument

Historic Sites in KCK