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A word of special THANKS to:
Teresa Boose (webmaster for the KCKs Public Schools). Her encouragement and technical support have helped make this site possible.
Betty S. Gibson (local historian and recipient of the Historian of the Year Award from the Wyandotte County Historical Society - author of The Pride of the Golden Bear, Turner Board of Education member, and member of the Board of the Wyandotte County Historical Society).
Bill Gregg - President of the WHCS and recipient of the Historian of the Year Award from the Wyandotte County Historical Society, local historian on Western Wyandotte County.
Don Jones (local historian on Streets and Street Name Changes in Wyandotte County, Board member of the WHCS).
Ruth Kent: Ruth came to USD 500 directly from high school, obtaining the position of Secretary to the Superintendent; a position she held until 1992/93 when she became Clerk of the Board, retiring in 1996. She did a tremendous job in compiling historical records of the school district.
Jerry Molder of our Shop Department for numerous postcards of schools and other buildings.
Georgia Murphy, Genealogy Librarian at the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library and person in charge of the Kansas Room Collections, for her help with research for this web site.
Chester Owens and Rose Marie Mendez for their help in the ethnic history of the African-Americans and Mexican/Mexican-Americans, respectively.
Edwin Shutt (local historian and adjunct instructor in Kansas and Wyandotte County History at KCKCC, recipient of the Historian of the Year Award from the Wyandotte County Historical Society, and Past President of the WCHS).
Loren Taylor (local historian on ethnic culture in Wyandotte County; Past President of the Wyandotte County Historical Society, author of sevral publications, and recipient of the Historian of the Year Award from the Wyandotte County Historical Society).
Judy Tucci, past PTA President and community member, for her help with information on Central Elementary School and the PTA records from various schools.
Josephine Vandiver Boone - educator in the KCKs Public Schools, parent, community member, co-author of A History of Black Education in KCKs Readin' 'Riting 'Rithmetic. Mrs. Boone's help with information in specific areas are noted in the web site and sincerely appreciated.
Also: Jan Way of Stony Point South / Larry Hancks of the KC Planning and Zoning Commission (historian on Quindaro and the Emigrant Tribes of Wyandotte County) / Kathleen (Kathy) Klamm Clabough, to mention but a few.
The Kansan newspaper for printing numerous articles about the history of the KCKs Public Schools.
The commitment of those listed above and numerous other community members in helping to preserve the history of Wyandotte County and the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools is greatly appreciated
History Site created on December 02, 2002
Page last updated: 23-Apr-2014