Summer Evening in the City

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© Cari Everhart
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As the sun sets, Kansas City, Missouri, changes her look for the balmy summer night ahead.

Union Station, in the foreground, has a colorful background. One drama unfolded there on June 17, 1933, and is remembered as the "Kansas City Massacre". Four FBI agents were gunned down in a storm of machine gun fire while transporting captive "Jelly" Nash. "Pretty Boy" Floyd , one of the masterminds of the conspiracy, missed the shootout because his car had broken down en-route, but it still lead to his death. The grand old Station is now a home to Science City, fine dining, shows and special events.

The President Hotel, seen downtown is a historic landmark that was completed in 1926. Many U.S. Presidents have stayed there, Herbert Hoover was nominated for President there at the 1928 National Convention.

The Santa Fe Trail, the Oregon-California Trail and the trail that Lewis and Clark blazed all started near Kansas City. It was the destination of cattle drives, the host to many old time outlaws like Jesse and Frank James, and lawmen like Wyatt and Virgil Earp. Charlie Parker, Walt Disney, Ginger Rogers all grew up here, and you can't forget Harry S Truman and his haberdashery downtown. The kind and gentle icon, Buck O'Neil, was a very familiar face around town until a few years ago, and Marilyn Maye is still one of the iconic symbols of Kansas City.

Kansas City, Missouri is still a lively place, with a rich, colorful history and a bright eye on the future.

14 responses

  • Clinton Brentwood Lee

    Clinton Brentwood Lee gave props (21 Aug 2010):

    great shot

  • Anupam Mukherjee

    Anupam Mukherjee gave props (22 Aug 2010):

    Great shot!!! My Vote

  • Caulen Leimkuehler

    Caulen Leimkuehler gave props (22 Aug 2010):

    Amazing shot!

  • Paula Apro

    Paula Apro said (24 Aug 2010):

    Wow.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (31 Aug 2010):

    a masterful image!! Outstanding!

  • Evan Duly

    Evan Duly said (1 Sep 2010):

    Gorgeous.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (7 Sep 2010):

    VOTED!!

  • James Pommerening

    James Pommerening gave props (14 Sep 2010):

    Got my vote!

  • Sherstin Schwartz

    Sherstin Schwartz gave props (14 Sep 2010):

    Love the colors:D

  • Kris C

    Kris C gave props (24 Sep 2010):

    Great shot!! And love the info/history that is with it!

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (10 Oct 2010):

    Classic image, well done. Did you take this shot from the Liberty Memorial?

  • Cari Everhart

    Cari Everhart gave props (10 Oct 2010):

    Thanks Al Gieryna, yes, it's from Liberty Memorial, sounds like you have spent time there too...

  • Rajiv Kumar

    Rajiv Kumar gave props (12 Oct 2010):

    Superb

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols   gave props (28 Oct 2010):

    This is an absolutely gorgeous city night shot!

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