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  • "The" Great War
    by RoscoeGregg
  • Such a long way to go just to die
    Such a long way to go just to die
    by RoscoeGregg
  • So unassuming so terrible
    So unassuming so terrible
    by RoscoeGregg
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    A Touching Monument to Sacrifice

    by RoscoeGregg Updated Oct 25, 2009

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    It is strange that this is one of the busiest places in K.C., yet people never stop here.

    This unassuming monument contains the names of all the local war dead for the Great War. If they only knew what would come in just 20 years.

    I have met very few from Kansas City who know Ward Parkway is dedicated to the local veterans killed in Europe.

    Each person killed is listed on the monument. It is sobering to see how thousands of people rush past a list that represents so much pain and loss, never taking notice. It makes me think of their families after the war. Were they here when the monument was dedicated.

    It is best to visit early in the morning when the traffic is sparse.

    Located at Meyer circle on the south side.

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    Writer's Place

    by Camille_W Written Mar 18, 2003

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    Writer's Place

    Writer's Place is where Kansas City's writers and poets gather to learn, to read, to listen and to write. It is located in an old house in the Valentine neighborhood, about halfway between Westport and Penn Valley Community College.

    Writer's Place offers readings, an art gallery, and resources for writers.

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    Kansas City's Shameful Attraction

    by basstbn Updated Mar 15, 2003

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    Micky Mouse has been replaced by rats.

    Would you believe that this shameful pile of bricks was at one time Walt Disney's Laugh-O-Gram Studios? This is where Disney got into the cartooning business, and an office mouse named Mortimer would one day become Mickey Mouse. And the city of Kansas City, Missouri, can't get its act together to save this place from falling down!! And those idiots who are running Disney Studios now don't even care. Shame!! What a treasure is about to be lost. It's located at 31st Street and Tracy in mid-town KC.

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