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Paris of the Plains: Kansas City from Doughboys to Expressways
From the end of the Great War to the final years of the 1950s, Kansas Citians lived in a manner worthy of a place called Paris of the Plains. The title did more than nod to the perfumed ladies who shopped at Harzfeld's Parisian or the one-thousand-foot television antenna nicknamed the "Eye-full Tower." It spoke to the character of a town that worked for Boss Tom and danced ...more
Paperback, 125 pages
Published October 22nd 2010 by History Press (SC)
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This was a relatively quick read, and being a current KC resident, I loved the detail to specific places and times. I can drive by them and picture what it may have been like in an earlier decade, thanks to this author. Great read.