Beyond Our Borders
12:26 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

State Line Hispanic Communities Have Deep Roots In Kansas City History

This is an aerial view of the Armourdale neighborhood in Kansas City, Kan. Armourdale's proximity to the railroads made it one of the first Hispanic communities to form in the Kansas City area in the late 1800s.
Missouri Valley Special Collections Kansas City Public Library

Students from the Armourdale community of Kansas City, Kan., refer to their neighborhood as the barrio.

Today the neighborhood is predominantly Hispanic, but it wasn’t always this way. Armourdale, which was one of the first Hispanic communities to form in Kansas City, Kan., in 1886, went through an era when Hispanics were a minority. 

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Splicing Into Google Fiber
2:24 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Free Wifi For Rosedale?

Updated June 27, 2012 12:00pm:  Google has rejected Connecting for Good's wifi plan for Rosedale, according to Michael Liimatta.  He was told the idea is "not in their current licensing agreements."  Liimatta says he's still moving forward with the plan for an e-community center.

Google has promised Kansas City speed-of-light internet. The potential for residents, businesses, schools and hospitals, we've been told, is enormous.

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