Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Kansas City (Kansas)

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KANSAS CITY, a city and county-seat of Wyandotte co., Kan.; at the junction of the Missouri and Kansas rivers, and on the Missouri Pacific, the Union Pacific, and the Chicago Great Western railroads; opposite Kansas City, Mo., with which it has many business interests in common, especially the meat-packing industry. The two cities constitute the second largest livestock and meat-packing place in the United States. The city has also an extensive grain and flour trade, many elevators, large smelting and refining works, the shops of the Missouri Pacific, Union Pacific, and Rock Island railroads, iron and steel works and foundries. There is a fine system of parks and boulevards. There are trolley lines to Kansas City, Mo., Topeka, and Leavenworth, bridges across the Kansas river within the city limits, electric and cable street railroads, a system of water-works supplied from the Missouri river. National and State banks. The city contains the State Institution for the Blind, the Kansas City University, Western University College of Medicine and Surgery, and Bethany and St. Margaret's Hospitals. Pop. (1910) 82,331; (1920) 101,078.