I believe this to be the earliest newspaper account in the Kansas City Star of “Home Boy Makes Good.” You can read a bit about Walt’s Midwestern in my essay on Walt’s return to Kansas City for the DeMolay Conference at: Kansas Cityan Decorates Protege. As of this writing, this is the earliest account I have found in the Star regarding Walt Disney. It dates from September 1930, but I don’t have an actual specific day. My feelings as a Disney Historian is that there is probably an earlier reference, and thus I will leave it to more brilliant historians than I (read: Michael Barrier) to fill me in. The entire article can be read by clicking on it for the larger image. I took great care in scanning this to make sure it could be read (my apologies the last portion of this piece was not with it when I found this). Enjoy.

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