Nellie M. Perry of Iowa extensively documented her travels in the late 1800s and early 1900s, mostly describing the plains of Texas. But her journals also covered a train trip in 1900 to Kansas City, which was spiffied up for the Democratic National Convention held in town that year. After fire destroyed the city's first convention center, in just three months its replacement (shown here) was built in time for the convention.
Nellie M. Perry of Iowa extensively documented her travels in the late 1800s and early 1900s, mostly describing the plains of Texas. But her journals also covered a train trip in 1900 to Kansas City, which was spiffied up for the Democratic National Convention held in town that year. After fire destroyed the city's first convention center, in just three months its replacement (shown here) was built in time for the convention. File photo
Nellie M. Perry of Iowa extensively documented her travels in the late 1800s and early 1900s, mostly describing the plains of Texas. But her journals also covered a train trip in 1900 to Kansas City, which was spiffied up for the Democratic National Convention held in town that year. After fire destroyed the city's first convention center, in just three months its replacement (shown here) was built in time for the convention. File photo

Readorama: An Iowa woman’s view of a vast, early 20th century Texas

April 03, 2015 7:00 AM