Posted on September 25, 2018 by bjwhite66212Strang Park, tracks Overland Park, Kanss. Focus Stacking. The heyday of the trails had come and gone by thetime William B. Strang Jr. platted out a residentialdevelopment in this area in 1905. To promote his realestate plans and bring people out from Kansas City,he developed a trolley car railroad, the Missouri andKansas Interurban Railway, which followed near theroute of the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California trailsfrom Westport to here until 1940.Strang was not only a real estate developer andrailway entrepreneur, he was also an aviationpioneer. He developed Aviation Park a couple ofmiles east of here. The park gained national attentionduring the early years of aviation with its biplanebarnstorming exhibitions. Those aerial acrobaticstook place right over the old trail routes.