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From Kansas City Star Books
A Unique and Beautiful History of Kansas City

Perhaps NOWHERE in our community does the Kansas City story unfold more poignantly than in the life stories of the people buried in historic Elmwood Cemetery. Their stories trace Kansas City from its earliest days as a frontier town, through boom years when railroads first rumbled across the Missouri River, and into the 20th century, when stockyards flourished and downtown buildings muscled their way onto the skyline.

“Elmwood Cemetery: Stories of Kansas City” will take you on a rich journey of discovery as 24 local authors and photographer Bruce Mathews bring to life the stories of people who helped to build our community. To order, email Elmwood board member, Bruce Mathews.


The Kansas City Spirit

Recently released by the same author: The Kansas City Spirit: Stories of Service Above Self, not only recalls some of these defining moments, it examines the contributions and personal stories of a few of those whose lives exemplified that Spirit.

The Kansas City Spirit: Stories of Service Above Self is both a history and a how-to book for future generations of Kansas Citians… how to give back and make the community a better place ins which to live.

Authors: Bruce Mathews, with Mamie Hughes, Andrew Kaplan, Christopher Leitch, Lynn Mackle and Carol Powers
Foreword by: R. Crosby Kemper III

Proceeds from sales of both books will be donated to the Elmwood Cemetery Society. Both full-color hardcover books retail for under $30.00. To order, email Elmwood board member, Bruce Mathews.

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