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The new movie Jawhawkers tells the story of Philadelphia-born future basketball star Wilt Chamberlin's decision to play basketball under the legendary coach Phog Allen who was coach at the University of Kansas.
While Forrest Clare "Phog" Allen made his name - and established his legendary status as a KU coach - he actually spent most his youth in Independence, Mo.
Rich archival materials about the Kansas City Livestock Exchange have been given to the Jackson County Historical Society Archives at year's end.
The materials received included minutes from the Livestock Exchange's Board of Directors meetings from 1886 to 1957 and three gorgeous volumes of photographs of exchange members - all men - totaling 282 portraits.
Amazon.com recently announced it would help support non-profits when customers shop online. The Jackson County Historical Society, along with literally a million other non-profits, can get .5% of each purchase made when you select JCHS and shop through smile.amazon.com where the same extensive online sections are available