Kansas City Essential Info


See also Kansas City (Kansas)

Kansas City is a large, major midwestern city on the border of Missouri and Kansas. It is the largest city in Missouri with a population around 450,000 people, and more than 2 million in its metropolitan area (2005 estimate).

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  1. Kansas City is home to Temple Slug, the world's oldest waterbed store.
  2. Ernest Hemingway wrote the ending to “A Farewell to Arms” while living in Kansas City.
  3. Mickey Mouse was actually created, not by Walt Disney, but by his friend and sometime partner, Ub Iwerks, a Kansas City native.
  4. Before Harry S. Truman went into politics, he owned a Kansas City haberdashery.
  5. Kansas City has more barbecue restaurants per capita than any other city in the U.S.

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