Kansas City, MO 64106
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Kansas City is located at the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers, and gained prominence as a major transit hub in the late 19th Century. Early settlers came and went, often unable to maintain a tenable living situation, until John McCoy established a trading post along a bend in the river, drawing investors, traders and settlers to the area. The city was one of the earliest hotbeds of conflict preceding the Civil War, as pro-Union residents clashed with settlers from the South. After the war, the city won the rights to construct the Hannibal & St. Joseph bridge which quadrupled the city's population over fifty years. Today, the city is famous for its abundance of fountains, second only to Rome in number.