Postcards From the Edge of Time

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I have often wondered that. Thanks Fang!
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Artist paints scenes of old KC; www.rgregorysummers.com
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FangKC wrote: Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:40 pm If you ever wondered why your luggage tags at Kansas City's airport say MCI instead of KCI, this is why.
Many thanks. I've always assumed it had something to do with most of the "KCx" codes being already taken.

KCA ZWKC Kuqa Airport
KCE YCSV Collinsville Airport
KCH WBGG Kuching International Airport
KCM LTCN Kahramanmara? Airport
KCO LTBQ Cengiz Topel Airport
KCS YKCS Kings Creek Airport
KCT VCCK Koggala Airport
KCT VCII Koggala Airport
KCU HUMI Masindi Airport
KCZ RJOK Kochi Airport

https://airportcodes.aero/iata/K
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K is also the signifying first letter of the four-letter CONUS (lower 48) coding used by the ICAO, which is why there are zero airports in the US that have K as the first of the common-use (IATA) three letter code. Cities that begin with K had to find some alternative, hence MKC (Municipal Kansas City) and later MCI (Mid-Continent International).
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TheLastGentleman wrote: Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:32 pm Found out that the cathedral of the immaculate conception used to look quite different. It was apparently altered in a 50s renovation.

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Was running through some of the old posts here. I was curious about this. Is this actually the same church? The old photo makes the church appear much larger (the height of the church, lengths of the pews, etc...)
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A photo of a couple in the early 1920’s driving past the balancing rock in the Garden Of the Gods, check out that Pendant on the side of the car
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Imagine the long miserable drive it would have been from KC to Colorado Springs at the time.
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moderne wrote: Fri Feb 04, 2022 10:21 pm Imagine the long miserable drive it would have been from KC to Colorado Springs at the time.
Wasn’t the Lincoln highway the only real cross country route at the time? It would’ve been absolutely dreadful to say the least
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My KC grandparents drove from Hyde Park to Montana in 1919 on their honeymoon, and there are pictures, lol -- I'll post them later. It took a week to drive there. The Great Northern was faster and far nicer.

Highways then were rustic, rutted, and largely a sequence of farm-to-market roads that ran parallel to the dominant network, the railroads.
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herrfrank wrote: Sun Feb 06, 2022 1:58 am My KC grandparents drove from Hyde Park to Montana in 1919 on their honeymoon, and there are pictures, lol -- I'll post them later. It took a week to drive there. The Great Northern was faster and far nicer.

Highways then were rustic, rutted, and largely a sequence of farm-to-market roads that ran parallel to the dominant network, the railroads.
I can only imagine that it was far more interesting than driving the current interstate system. In my youth, some of my family vacations preceded the interstate system. I enjoyed those immensely. I still avoid interstates today wherever possible.
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I stumbled across this video on Youtube of 1950's Missouri. From the 17:30 - 24:00 it focuses on the Plaza and Downtown KC - mostly on Petticoat Lane.

One thing that surprised me was how much better the lower floors of Mark Twain Tower looked with the original windows. Of course, the ones in there now aren't original, but I'd never even thought about it.

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Amazing how much the old SW Bell looks so much lighter and airy without the stucco panel cover up.
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moderne wrote: Sun Oct 30, 2022 10:47 am Amazing how much the old SW Bell looks so much lighter and airy without the stucco panel cover up.
The building at 13th & Oak that is now a Holiday Inn Express.
https://goo.gl/maps/j1BQJuiSPdkCoEhy9
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Not the Walnuts. Maybe St. Louis?
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Found it. 800 West Ferry, Buffalo NY. Cool building!

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Gorgeous
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