Kansas City, Kansas

Kansas City is located in the north-eastern part of Kansas, on the border of Missouri and Kansas, and is the third largest city in the U.S. State of Kansas. Often called "the Heart of America", KCK, The Dot. Kansas City in Kansas is a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. The city has some of the big city amenities with a small town appeal. The city is the home to the General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant, which manufactures the Chevrolet Malibu and the Buick LaCrosse.

To See And To Do In Kansas City

  • The Agricultural Hall of Fame
  • Huron Indian Cemetery
  • Strawberry Hill Museum
  • Children's Museum
  • Grinter Place State Historic Site
  • Legends Outlets Kansas City
  • 7th Street Casino

History Of Kansas City - Timeline

In 1809, the first white settler of Kansas City, Kansas, Louis Bertholet built a cabin. In 1831, Moses Grinter, who also was one of the earliest permanent white settlers in Kansas City, Kansas, established a ferry on the Kansas River on the old Indian trail by the Kaw's water.

In 1856, Quindaro Townsite district was established. Remains of the townsite were found in an archaeological study in 1987. The town of Wyandot was incorporated in 1858. It was located in what now is the downtown area of Kansas City, Kansas. The Central school building was erected in 1867. Kansas City, Kansas was formed in 1868.

In the 1870s, after the civil war, many black persons came to the city. They were called the "Exodustors" who migrated from southern states. In 1871, the Sauer Castle was built. In 1872, the city was incorporated. In 1886, the cities of Wyandot, Armourdale, Armstrong and Kansas City, Kansas, were consolidated into one city called Kansas City, Kansas. The city had nine schools in 1886.

In 1900, more than 51,400 people lived in the city. In 1909 the City of Argentine became part of Kansas City, Kansas. In 1920, the jazz saxophonist and composer "Charlie Parker" was born in the city. The City of Rosedale was added in 1922. Kansas City Kansas Community College was founded in 1923 as part of the Public School System of Kansas City, Kansas. The same year the Rosedale World War I Memorial Arch was built.

In 1925, the 3,500-seat auditorium for public assemblies, concerts and sporting events, "Memorial Hall", opened. In 1929, the Granada Theater was constructed. In 1934, the Fairfax Bridge opened and in 1957, the Platte Purchase Bridge opened.