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The History of Kansas City, MO

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Here is pictoral history of the city of Kansas City. From the Town of Kansas, MO to Kansas City, MO.

June 3rd 1850, the Town of Kansas is Incorporated in the state of Missouri.

Population is 3,000.

1855:

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1860, population is 4,000

1869:

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1872: population is 32,260

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1880, population is 55,785

1890: population is 132,716

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1900, population is 163,752

1914: population is 248,381

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1922: population is 324,410

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1930: population is 399,746

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1935:

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1940, population is 399,178

1945:

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1950, population is 456,622

1950:

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1960, population is 475,539

1975: population is 507,087

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1985: population is 448,159

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1989:

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1990, population is 435,146

2000, population is 441,545

2000-2005: population is about 452,496

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KC basically just ignored the depression, due to the corruption of the city and local governments at that time...

And in the 1960s to 2000s... 1 word... Suburbs. :(

Look at other cities like Cleveland, Baltimore, Detroit, Philly, Chicago, St. Louis, Newark, Buffalo, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh etc...

They lost a lot of people too in that time. A LOT of people, as much as 500,000 people. Luckily we only lost 100,000. And are only 50,000 more people to reaching our former high.

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exactly, which is why I don't like Kansas... Overland Park and the rest of Johnson County (Kansas City, KS is in Wyandotte County) prospered in their sprawl while the inner city rotted away.

Now they are jealous of the stuff going in Downtown and the rest of our Urban Core and even want the Chiefs to move to JOCO... Luckily, the Chiefs want to stay in KCMO in the Truman Sports Complex and the Royals are interesting in the possibility of moving downtown.

It'd be our first "downtown" ballpark since Municipal Stadium and the Kansas City Athletics if it is built.

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The new ballpark could breathe new life into decaying urban neighborhoods.

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Indeed, but the problem with most Kansas Citians is they don't have the intelligence or the vision to realize that. Many have a suburban mindset that sees nothing wrong with our current baseball stadium-- which is only accessible by car, and surrounded by massive parking lagoons and the Interstate. In fact, I would say most Kansas Citians are complete idiots when it comes to knowing what makes a city a city-- judging by the numbers of people who actually entertain the idea of locating our teams in the suburban gulag of Johnson County Kansas.

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