CAMPAIGNS: Grand Old Party

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City. Where the Kaw River empties into the Missouri and the Missouri starts an eastern sweep to get on over and join the Mississippi, is the bottom of a great basin and a natural site for human habitation. They say you could give a freight car a shove anywhere within 300 miles of where the rivers meet (except eastward) and it would coast down to the Kansas Cities. Of these there are two. a small one in Kansas, a larger one (383,100 population) across the Kaw in Missouri. They are "the...