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By Patrick Alley,Dona Boley

A fast-growing frontier neighborhood remodeled itself right into a attractive city version of parks and boulevards. In 1893, East Coast newspapers have been calling Kansas urban "the filthiest within the United States." The drainage of many homes emptied into gullies and cesspools. there has been no rubbish assortment provider, and herding farm animals during the urban was once only in the near past prohibited. in the course of the diligent efforts of a handful of lately arrived electorate, political, monetary, and botanical talents have been effectively utilized to a nascent parks procedure. "Squirrel pastures," cliffs and bluffs, gruesome ravines, and shanties and slums have been become a gridiron of eco-friendly, with chains of parks and boulevards extending in all instructions. anyplace the approach penetrated well-settled localities, the coverage was once to supply playgrounds, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, swimming pools, and box homes. by the point the town fathers have been entire, Kansas urban may boast of ninety miles of boulevards and 2,500 acres of city parks.

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