Local fiction offers a journey through this town's past and perspective on a legacy of tourist schemes that brought us to this point . . . i.e. impending bankruptcy.
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By Kathy Feist John Thomas Pierce' history novel The Million Dollar Speedway takes readers on a fast ride through Kansas City's history, starting with Belgian settlers in 1852, a wooden speedway in the 1920s and ending in heatwave summers of 1979-81 when environmental pollutants sent blue collar families to the hospitals.