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Century of Missouri History Scholarship Series

Filling Leisure Hours: Essays from the Missouri Historical Review, 1906-2006

Table of Contents
Preface
vii


Introduction
1
Alan R. Havig
Social Customs and Usages During the Last Century
19
Mary Alicia Owen
The Circus in Early Rural Missouri
34
Elbert R. Bowen
Joseph K. Emmet as Fritz, Our Cousin German: The Stage Immigrant and the American Dream
50
John R. David
The Visual Arts in Early Kansas City
68
George Ehrlich
A Resurrection of Native Arts and Crafts: The St. Louis World’s Fair, 1904
86
Robert A. Trennert
Seeking “The Great White Hope”: Heavyweight Boxing in Springfield, 1910­1912
107
Arly Allen
Fannie Hurst: A Missouri Girl Makes Good
129
Cynthia Ann Brandimarte
Mass Commercial Amusements in Kansas City Before World War I
149
Alan R. Havig
Early Movies and Their Impact on Columbia
179
Joe E. Smith
Which Came First?—65 Years of Broadcasting in Kansas City
192
William James Ryan
“Butcherin’ Up the English Language A Little Bit”: Dizzy Dean, Baseball Broadcasting, and the “School Marms’ Uprising” of 1946
207
Patrick Huber and David Anderson
The Rotary Power Mower and Its Inventor: Leonard B. Goodall
231
Leonard E. Goodall
Shades of Empire: Beach­De Haven Home Talent Shows in Missouri
249
Lorelei F. Eckey
Contributors
266


Index
268