A Look Back at Excelsior Springs History

This week’s Memory Monday feature was the last picture of Frank James taken at his farm nearby.

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Local citizen and owner of Boulevard Florist, Juree Short, shared these great photos of King’s Taxi Service:

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From left to right: Jesse King, Roy King, Bob King and son Gene King (Bob and Gene may be switched!)

This photo is taken in front of the Social Hall at the Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center, what was then the Veteran’s Administration Hospital.

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Here’s another shot of King’s Taxis parked along Broadway downtown! Local citizen Sherry Christopher went downtown to locate the spot and took this photo of what it now looks like:

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Here’s a side by side offered by Kirk Zwiers:

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The stone archway would have led to the Spring that still sits under the pagoda next to Willow Spring Mercantile! The buildings to the right are now gone.

Here’s another cool bit of history that was shared this week about Excelsior Springs:

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