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Our Waldo

Welcome to Our Waldo, the Waldo History Project.

What makes Waldo unique? The people. And they have plenty of stories to tell.

Our Waldo LogoWelcome to Our Waldo, Stories from a Kansas City Neighborhood. We’ve collected both written and videotaped stories from business owners and residents to share. What brought people here? What makes them stay? What big events do they remember? Visit with the Our Waldo storytellers to learn more about our neighborhood.

Our Waldo: Betty Ost Everley

History of Waldo Kansas City Betty Ost EverleyBetty Ost Everley shares her stories in this installment of Our Waldo. Hear her stories and thoughts on the Waldo Fall Festival, the Marlborough Community Coalition, and why she believes that Waldo & South KC are the best places in Kansas City!

Our Waldo: Gary Friedman

History of Waldo Kansas City by Gary Friedman left-alignGary Friedman shares his favorite memories of growing up in Waldo, including the soda fountain at Gregory & Oak and the "Robo Car Wash" on 74th & Broadway!

Our Waldo: Norman Besheer

Norman Besheer In this installment of Our Waldo, Norman Besheer of Gunter Pest Management shares stories of raising funds for the Waldo fountain and what he envisions for our neighborhood.

Our Waldo: Jo Anne Lile

History of Waldo Kansas City by JoAnne Lile JoAnne Lile once lived in Waldo and likes visiting her kids who live here now. In this installment of Our Waldo, she shares stories of buying candy at the stores at Gregory and Oak.

Our Waldo: Kansas City Mayor Sly James

Kansas City Mayor Sly JamesRegardless if they are from Waldo or not, many people enjoy sharing their memories and why they love Waldo. In this video installment of "Our Waldo", we caught up with Kansas City Mayor Sly James, who shared with us his story of our beloved neighborhood.