Waldo is named after a guy. Not the one in red and white stripes. A different guy.
In 1841, Dr. David Waldo bought a 1,000 acre tract of land, which grew to 2,400 acres. Soon, the farm became a bustling neighborhood. Being on the edge of the city, it was like a town unto itself—and a unique one like that. It had its family elements: a general store and blacksmith shop/Methodist church (housed in the same building,) but also its share of dance halls and honkytonks. Later, Waldo was annexed by Kansas City. But it never lost its flavor of a fun little family neighborhood on the edge of a big city.
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