This bird's eye view of Kansas City was drawn by A. Ruger. Merchants Lith. Co. in January 1869.
January 21, 1879: On this day the Kansas Senate approved a plan to move their border eastward thus stealing Kansas City from Missouri. This was blocked by the Missouri Legislature. Kansas!
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.