May 19, 1907

A great day for Kansas City! More than 53,000 people attended the grand opening of the new Electric Park. The Heim Brothers opened the amusement park near their brewery. They had operated a brewery in Manchester, Missouri but later moved to Kansas City where they operated the world’s largest brewery during the pre-prohibition years.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

Photo by Yaxy2011, Wikimedia