Secret Kansas City

Anne Kniggendorf
Thursday, December 10, 2020
6:30 pm
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Think you know your hometown?  

You might be steeped in Kansas City’s cowtown heritage, but how about the finer details – like the anatomical accuracy of the landmark, 5,500-pound fiberglass bull mounted 90 feet above Mulkey Square? There’s a Kentucky Derby-winning racehorse buried in a suburban cul-de-sac? What makes this the best place to ride out Armageddon? 

In a discussion of her new book Secret Kansas City: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, sleuthing journalist and longtime resident Anne Kniggendorf walks through some of Kansas City’s most fascinating obscurities. Castles. Ghostly dwellings. A notorious, truck-devouring highway underpass.  

Kniggedorf writes about arts and culture for KCUR radio, and has contributed to The Kansas City Star and KCPT’s digital magazine, Flatland. Nationally, her work has appeared in Smithsonian magazine, the Saturday Evening Post, and Publishers Weekly, among other outlets. 

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