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Settlement in the area that is now Kansas City, dates back to the mid nineteenth centuChiefs Cityry. Members of one of the churches from Ohio and the New York state bought close to two thousand acres of land in the area around Lake Peseo and Troost. The city is named after, Native Americans, Kanza Indians, who were local in the Kansas area. Kansas was established as the city of Kansas in 1853. When the city had its first elections in 1853, only 67 voters turned out, from two thousand five hundred. Thirty six years later the population was close to sixty thousand residents and in 1889 the city changed its name to Kansas City.

Kansas city got connected to the telegraph system and railway in 1858 and 1864, respectively. The first aircraft to land in Kansas City, was at the Municipal Airport in 1927. Kansas city to date is the second largest railroad hub in the country. The first is Chicago and the third is Saint Louis. In 1914, Union Station was built, it was one of the United States largest passenger terminals. Union Station deteriorated over the second half of the twentieth century and ten years before the end of the century, it was revamped. The renovations made way for; theaters, shops, restaurants and museums to be part of the station. In the mid nineteenth century, the major industry in Kansas City was cattle. Kansas City had one of the United States largest cattle markets. The industry continued to grow significantly in the early twentieth century. In 1922, developer J.C. Nichols developed the Country Club Plaza shopping district and neighborhood. It continues to house favorite stores like; Gucci, Saks Fifth Avenue Coach and Tiffany's.

The Spanish architecture, fountains and sculpture around the area are exquisite. In the early twentieth century Kansas City having a population of about two hundred and fifty thousand residents, was run by one individual, Tom Pendergast. HiChiefs Citys era was between 1915 and 1940. Here are a few demographics on Kansas City; Living in the city are 107,444 families. 60.68% of the population are White, 31.23% are African American, 6.93% are Hispanic or Latino, 1.85% are of Asian origin, 0.48% are Native American and 0.11% Pacific Islander. The accommodation available in Kansas City is one of the best in the state.

The lodges, Inns and hotels in the area are world class. Here are a few of them; Best Western Country Inn Airport, Chase Suites, Clarion Hotel Airport, Comfort Inn, Four Points By Sheraton, Hilton, Hyatt Regency Crown Center, Marriott Airport, Radisson Hotel Kansas City Airport and Sleep Inn. Kansas City has two of the four major sports franchises in the United States; Kansas City Chiefs (National Football League) and Kansas City Royals (Major League Baseball). The other sports teams based in the city are; Kansas City Outlaws (United Hockey League), Kansas City Wizards (Major League Soccer) and Kansas City Knights (American Basketball Association).

 
 

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Philadelphia Inquirer

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