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Nicknames: City of Fountains, The Heartland, The City of the Future, The Heart of America, The Gateway to the West (along w/ STL)

Population (2002): 443,471

Metro Population (2002): 1,955,777

City area: 313 sq. miles

Metro Area: 9,000+ sq. miles

Average Age: 34

Metro median age: 35.2

City incorporated (state): 6/3/1850

60 square miles: KC in 60 square miles around downtown, had 204,996 people in 2000

Titles: 2nd Largest Rail Center in the nation, 3rd largest trucking center

Largest Urban Park: Swope Park 1,800 acres

Tallest Structure: KCPT Tower 1220ft

Tallest Building: One Kansas City Place 632ft

Height Limit: 2049ft above sea level

Inventions: Eskimo Pie, Teflon, Happy Meal, Mickey Mouse

More working fountains than the city of Rome.

Famous Citizens:

Erville Alderson

John Ashley

Anthony Avery

Goodman Ace

Robert Altman

Edward Asner

Burt Bacharach

Noah Berry

Tom Barry

Hall Barlett

Ken Berry

Hal Blair

Stan Brakhage

Wallace Beery

Thomas Hart Benton

Sabdahl Bergman

George Brett

Michael J. Burg

William D. Byrd

Don Cheadle

Chris Cooper

Jeff Caster

David Cone

Michael Cotten

Richard Cruzen

Walter Cronkite

Walt Disney

Cain Devore

Eminem

Steven J. Evans

Melissa Ethridge

The Flash

Tom Ferguson

Harrison Ford (1884)

Friz Freleng

Catherine Fox

Eddie Griffin

Tony Giarratano

Greg Gorman

Michael Granger

Joyce Hall

Billy Haggerty

Jason Allen Hardiman

Harry Harvey

William Least Heat-Moon

Luther Henderson

John Holt

Jean Harlow

Lamar Hunt

Rudolf Ising

Ub Iwerks

Jesse James

Jerry L. Jackson

RJ Johnson

Leland L. Jones

Ewing Kauffman

Betty Lynn

Mickey Mouse

J.C. Nichols

Satchel Paige

Tom Pendergast

Thomas H. Swope

Calvin Trillan

Harry S. Truman

Dee Wallace-Stone

Dianne Wiest

Lyle Waggoner

Movies filmed:

Ride with the Devil

Last Day on Earth (U2 Music Video)

Kansas City

Truman

Article 99

The Burden of Proof

Mr. & Mrs. Bridge

Sometimes They Come Back

Across Five Aprils

Cross of Fire

Miss Missouri

The Day After

Tom Sawyer

Paper Moon

The Country Club Plaza has more skyscrapers than Des Moines.

Basebal legend Satchel Paige died in Kansas City, MO.

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Interesting list. You learn something new every day. :)

Eminem is also a famous citizen of KC? Does he have another house there or something? Because I know he lives most of the time in metro Detroit, off of 26 Mile Road I believe.

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He was born in St. Joseph, his mother lived there, a local station, KCTV5 tried to get him to visit her once, i dunno if it worked...

But he was born in St. Joseph nevertheless...

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Why does he rep Detroit then? I heard he didnt even move to Detroit until he was in the middle of high school. Is St Joseph ghetto, cuz if not how does he try and pass off like he has been ghetto all his life?

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I don't know really, maybe he went to St. Joe-Benton (if that is the right name) which is one of the worst violence schools near our metro (St. Joe has their own metro but are touching our metro)

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KC has never been known as the Gateway to the West. Only one city bears that distinction and you know which one it is. :lol:

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Actually it has Jive, It's as much of a gateway as stl is.

Have you ever been to the State Capitol? A painting there has Gateway to the West under a painting of Kansas City. That is just one example.

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KCDevin, I saw you mentioned Tony Giarratano under "famous citizens" in the original post. Is he a recognized figure in Kansas City's history? What is known about him in the KC area?

I am quite interested in hearing more, thank you.

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Instead of Gateway to the West as a nickname (I for one have never heard of that), I always thought of Kansas City as a smaller "Denver East". When I was in Denver, the people there always boasted about Kansas City and how it already was one of theirs as a western city.

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KCDevin, I saw you mentioned Tony Giarratano under "famous citizens" in the original post. Is he a recognized figure in Kansas City's history? What is known about him in the KC area?

I am quite interested in hearing more, thank you.

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Does anyone have insight or information on Tony Giarratano's life in Kansas City? Any help would be much appreciated.

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I don't know really, maybe he went to St. Joe-Benton (if that is the right name) which is one of the worst violence schools near our metro (St. Joe has their own metro but are touching our metro)

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man you guys dont know a thing about eminem. he went to central high school, the reason why he talk so much about detroit is cause his mother lives in St.Joe, and he moved to detroit after 9th grade. ok. and the reason i know this is cause i live in St.Joe and i know his mom and his grandma, ad his little brother cause m and his little brothers are good friends

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St.Joe is not that getto ok the only thing st.joe is worst than kansas city is the killing

and thats all

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Nicknames: City of Fountains, The Heartland, The City of the Future, The Heart of America, The Gateway to the West (along w/ STL)

Population (2002): 443,471

Metro Population (2002): 1,955,777

City area: 313 sq. miles

Metro Area: 9,000+ sq. miles

Average Age: 34

Metro median age: 35.2

City incorporated (state): 6/3/1850

60 square miles: KC in 60 square miles around downtown, had 204,996 people in 2000

Titles: 2nd Largest Rail Center in the nation, 3rd largest trucking center

Largest Urban Park: Swope Park 1,800 acres

Tallest Structure: KCPT Tower 1220ft

Tallest Building: One Kansas City Place 632ft

Height Limit: 2049ft above sea level

Inventions: Eskimo Pie, Teflon, Happy Meal, Mickey Mouse

More working fountains than the city of Rome.

Famous Citizens:

Erville Alderson

John Ashley

Anthony Avery

Goodman Ace

Robert Altman

Edward Asner

Burt Bacharach

Noah Berry

Tom Barry

Hall Barlett

Ken Berry

Hal Blair

Stan Brakhage

Wallace Beery

Thomas Hart Benton

Sabdahl Bergman

George Brett

Michael J. Burg

William D. Byrd

Don Cheadle

Chris Cooper

Jeff Caster

David Cone

Michael Cotten

Richard Cruzen

Walter Cronkite

Walt Disney

Cain Devore

Eminem

Steven J. Evans

Melissa Ethridge

The Flash

Tom Ferguson

Harrison Ford (1884)

Friz Freleng

Catherine Fox

Eddie Griffin

Tony Giarratano

Greg Gorman

Michael Granger

Joyce Hall

Billy Haggerty

Jason Allen Hardiman

Harry Harvey

William Least Heat-Moon

Luther Henderson

John Holt

Jean Harlow

Lamar Hunt

Rudolf Ising

Ub Iwerks

Jesse James

Jerry L. Jackson

RJ Johnson

Leland L. Jones

Ewing Kauffman

Betty Lynn

Mickey Mouse

J.C. Nichols

Satchel Paige

Tom Pendergast

Thomas H. Swope

Calvin Trillan

Harry S. Truman

Dee Wallace-Stone

Dianne Wiest

Lyle Waggoner

Movies filmed:

Ride with the Devil

Last Day on Earth (U2 Music Video)

Kansas City

Truman

Article 99

The Burden of Proof

Mr. & Mrs. Bridge

Sometimes They Come Back

Across Five Aprils

Cross of Fire

Miss Missouri

The Day After

Tom Sawyer

Paper Moon

The Country Club Plaza has more skyscrapers than Des Moines.

Basebal legend Satchel Paige died in Kansas City, MO.

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Hello...how are you doing? Do you or does anyone know what the highest point in the KC metro area is? Just curious, thanks. Anddre

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Highest point as in elevation or as in highest structure?

Highest point as in elevation would be very difficult to detirmine... This is because the elevation ranges from 700ft ASL to over 1000ft ASL. And the land is so flat, there are no real mountains or tall hills... Tallest hills are 100-200ft and the bluffs are about 100ft

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