Westport http://kcur.org en Then And Now: A Look Back At The Battle Of Westport http://kcur.org/post/then-and-now-look-back-battle-westport <p>If you've ever noticed plaques in Kansas City's Westport district describing Civil War-era events, then you have at least a little background on the Battle of Westport, a series of battles that ended in a decisive Union victory and emancipation for slaves in Missouri.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:20:46 +0000 Cody Newill 57514 at http://kcur.org Then And Now: A Look Back At The Battle Of Westport The Battle Of Westport 150 Years Later http://kcur.org/post/battle-westport-150-years-later <p></p><p>In October of 1864, Kansas City played host to a dramatic clash of Union and Confederate forces. Thousands of troops squared off along Brush Creek and Blue River in the <b>Battle of Westport</b>, the largest Civil War battle west of the Mississippi River. On Thursday's <a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/date" target="_blank"><i>Up to Date</i></a>&nbsp;Steve Kraske talks with preservationist Daniel Smith about the legacy of the "Gettysburg of the West."</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Scott Ross 57533 at http://kcur.org The Battle Of Westport 150 Years Later Up All Nights On Kansas City's Streets http://kcur.org/post/all-nights-kansas-citys-streets <p>Our K C Currents show&nbsp; revealed how many among us are actually doing things overnight. Mon, 27 Aug 2012 20:47:18 +0000 Laura Ziegler 23530 at http://kcur.org