August 2, 1932: Lamar Hunt was born this day in Arkansas. Hunt had major influence on Kansas City. He was an American sportsman and founded the K.C. Chiefs, the A.F.L., Worlds of Fun, Oceans of Fun and much more. He died December 13, 2006 at age 74.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.