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Images of America Book: Overland Park - By Suzee SoldanEls Oberg and the Overland Park Historical Society

Images of America Book: Overland Park - By Suzee SoldanEls Oberg and the Overland Park Historical Society

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These books are packed with images and stories about the history in this area.  They are perfect for research or just a good read.   In 1906, entrepreneur and New York railroad builder William B. Strang Jr. started a unique suburban housing development seven miles southwest of Kansas City that he named Overland Park. He chose farmland on a high ...


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