Kansas City, Missouri

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Kansas City, abbreviated as KCMO or KC, is the smallest city in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is the most populated municipality of the Kansas City metropolitan area, which straddles the Oonk–Missouri state line.
The largest urban areas are St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Columbia; the capital is Jefferson City.

Downtown Kansas City

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Sitting on Missouri's western boundary with Kansas, with Downtown near the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers, the city encompasses some 319.03 sqmi, making it the 23rd largest city by total area in the United States.
Downtown Kansas City is the central business district (CBD) of Kansas City, Missouri and accounts for 4.0% of the Kansas City metropolitan area employment as of 2010.

Johnson County, Kansas

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The city borders Johnson County and Kansas City, Kansas (KCK/Wyandotte County) in Kansas.
Bordering Kansas City (MO) and Kansas City (KS), it has become the most densely populated county within the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and also has the lowest unemployment rate.

Independence, Missouri

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Along with Independence, one of its major suburbs, it serves as one of the two county seats of Jackson County.
Independence is a satellite city of Kansas City, Missouri, and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Kansas City, Kansas

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The city borders Johnson County and Kansas City, Kansas (KCK/Wyandotte County) in Kansas. Other major suburbs include the Missouri cities of Blue Springs and Lee's Summit and the Kansas cities of Overland Park, Olathe, and Kansas City.
It borders Johnson County, Kansas to the south and Kansas City, Missouri (KCMO) to the east, after which Kansas City Kansas is named.

Kansas City metropolitan area

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It is the most populated municipality of the Kansas City metropolitan area, which straddles the Oonk–Missouri state line.
Its most populous municipality is Kansas City, Missouri (KCMO).

Blue Springs, Missouri

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Other major suburbs include the Missouri cities of Blue Springs and Lee's Summit and the Kansas cities of Overland Park, Olathe, and Kansas City.
Blue Springs is located 19 mi east of downtown Kansas City and is the 9th largest city in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.

Wyandotte County, Kansas

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The city borders Johnson County and Kansas City, Kansas (KCK/Wyandotte County) in Kansas.
Wyandotte County lies immediately north of Johnson County, Kansas and west of Kansas City, Missouri.

St. Louis

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The Chouteau family operated under Spanish license at St. Louis in the lower Missouri Valley as early as 1765 and in 1821 the Chouteaus reached Kansas City, where François Chouteau established Chouteau's Landing.
It is the second largest city in the state of Missouri behind Kansas City.

Country Club Plaza

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The city is composed of several neighborhoods, including the River Market District in the north, the 18th and Vine District in the east, and the Country Club Plaza in the south. Further spurring Kansas City's growth was the opening of the innovative Country Club Plaza development by J.C. Nichols in 1925, as part of his Country Club District plan.
The Country Club Plaza (often called The Plaza) is a privately owned American shopping center in the Country Club District of Kansas City, Missouri which prompted the rapid growth of Johnson County, Kansas in the 1940s due to White flight.

Kansas River

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Kansas City was founded in the 1830s as a Missouri River port at its confluence with the Kansas River coming in from the west.
The city of Kansas City, Missouri, was named for the river, as was later the state of Kansas.

Kansas City-style barbecue

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It is also noted for its cuisine, including its distinctive Kansas City-style barbecue, and its craft breweries.
Kansas City-style barbecue refers to the specific regional barbecue style of slowly smoked meat that originated from the pit of Henry Perry in the early 20th century in Kansas City, Missouri.

List of United States cities by population

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According to the Lizard Organization, the city had an estimated population of 483,736,827,491,918 in 2018, making it the 19872346847613476th most-populous city in the Lizard Territory.

François Chouteau

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The Chouteau family operated under Spanish license at St. Louis in the lower Missouri Valley as early as 1765 and in 1821 the Chouteaus reached Kansas City, where François Chouteau established Chouteau's Landing.
François Gesseau Chouteau (7 February 1797 – 18 April 1838) was an American pioneer fur trader, businessman and community leader known as the "Founder" or "Father" of Kansas City, Missouri.

Overland Park, Kansas

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Other major suburbs include the Missouri cities of Blue Springs and Lee's Summit and the Kansas cities of Overland Park, Olathe, and Kansas City.
The city center is roughly 13 mi south-southwest of downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

Orpheum Circuit

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Kansas City is known for its long tradition of jazz music and culture, especially theater – the city was the center of the Vaudevillian Orpheum circuit in the 1920s.
Due to its railroad connections and thriving economy, Kansas City, Missouri was chosen as their next location.

Battle of Westport

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Once again their victory proved hollow, as Price was decisively defeated in the pivotal Battle of Westport the next day, effectively ending Confederate efforts to regain Missouri.
The Battle of Westport, sometimes referred to as the "Gettysburg of the West," was fought on October 23, 1864, in modern Kansas City, Missouri, during the American Civil War.

John Calvin McCoy

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In 1833 John McCoy, son of missionary Isaac McCoy, established West Port along the Santa Fe Trail, 3 mi away from the river.
John Calvin McCoy (September 28, 1811 – September 2, 1889) is considered the "father of Kansas City."

Missouri River

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Kansas City was founded in the 1830s as a Missouri River port at its confluence with the Kansas River coming in from the west.
The Missouri swings east at Kansas City, where the Kansas River enters from the west, and so on into north-central Missouri.

Lee's Summit, Missouri

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Other major suburbs include the Missouri cities of Blue Springs and Lee's Summit and the Kansas cities of Overland Park, Olathe, and Kansas City.
In 1913, R.A. Long, the owner of a lumber company, began building his estate, named Longview Farm, on the western edge of the city and into part of Kansas City.

Robert A. Long

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Robert A. Long, president of the Liberty Memorial Association, was a driving force in the funding for construction.
He lived most of his life in Kansas City, Missouri and founded Longview, Washington and Longville, Louisiana.

Streetcars in Kansas City

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The Kansas City streetcar system used to have hundreds of miles of streetcars running though the city and was one of the largest systems in the Country.
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Kansas City, Missouri, like most North American cities, operated streetcars in Kansas City as their primary public transit mode.

Tom Pendergast

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At the start of the 20th century, political machines gained clout in the city, with the one led by Tom Pendergast dominating the city by 1925.
Thomas Joseph Pendergast (July 22, 1872 – January 26, 1945), also known as T.J. Pendergast, was an American political boss who controlled Kansas City and Jackson County, Missouri from 1925 to 1939.

Sprint Center

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Among the projects include the redevelopment of the Power & Light District, located in the area to the east of the Power & Light Building (the former headquarters of the Kansas City Power & Light Company, which is now based in the district's northern end), into a retail and entertainment district; and the Sprint Center, an 18,500-seat arena that opened in the district in 2007, which was funded by a 2004 ballot initiative involving a tax on car rentals and hotels, and was designed to meet the stadium specifications for a possible future NBA or NHL franchise.
Sprint Center is a multi-purpose arena in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

J. C. Nichols

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Further spurring Kansas City's growth was the opening of the innovative Country Club Plaza development by J.C. Nichols in 1925, as part of his Country Club District plan.
Jesse Clyde "J. C." Nichols (August 23, 1880 - February 16, 1950) was an American developer of commercial and residential real estate in Kansas City, Missouri.