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Richard P Coleman
'Eskimo Pie King' Dead: Russell Stover, Confectioner, Developed Ice Cream Product
May 12, 1954
Obituary for Russell Stover (1888-1954), "[f]ounder and former president of Russell Stover Candies of Kansas City, Mo." Inventor of "the Eskimo Pie, an ice cream product, in the 1920's" and dying at the...
A. A. Pearson, Millinery and Fancy Goods
Advertising card for "A. A. Pearson, Millinery and Fancy Goods" showing a girl in a red hood eating red and white striped candy. Caption says: "A sweet tooth." One of three cards with similar design. Back...
A Sugar Binge
November 9-15, 2006
Article about Kansas City's candy-making heritage, including a history of the Sifers family's Valomilk candy bar, and the Russell Stover Company.
A Sweet Transition at Chocolate Store
June 1, 2007
Owners of Panache Chocolatier, Eileen Cohen and Sharon Hoffman who want to spend more time with family, sold their business to Mark and Barbara Bailey of Lenexa. Cohen and Hoffman first opened a Kron Chocolatier...
After 87 Years, Price Candy Co. Closes Its Doors: Bank Forecloses on Factory in Richmond
Article about the closing and liquidation of the Price Candy Company, "an 87-year-old confectionery manufacturer" founded in the old downtown Jones Store building. Description of the company's history,...
Bittermans Make Sure Customers 'Have a Sweet Day'
June 1, 2007
Article features Bitterman Family Confections located at 3107 Gillham Road. They have been in business for three generations of their family and are known by their slogan "Have a Sweet Day." Marilyn Bitterman...
Photograph of egg-shaped box of candy, probably done for Hallmark.
Candy Man Endures with Old-Fashioned Approach
Describes the history of the candy Valomilk and the local company that manufactures it.
Charles H. Price II and Paul H. Henson
June 28, 1905
Short biography of Charles H. Price II whose father founded Price Candy and of Paul Harry Henson of United Telecom, the forerunner of Sprint. Discusses their rise in social status in the Kansas City area....
Corle Cracker and Confectionery Co.
Advertising card for Corle Cracker and Confectionery Co. showing a child in a straw hat and ragged clothes, sitting on the curb, holding a box of candy labeled "10 lbs mixed." One of three cards with similar...
Crackers and Candies
January 1, 1903
A report on the Loose Wiles Cracker & Candy Co. factory, which opened in November 1902 and employed 750 workers.
Enduring Lessons: Survival of the Finest, KC's Oldest Firms
January 2, 2007
Several articles about some of Kansas City's oldest companies. "Where Vision Meets Know-How" highlights six of Kansas City's oldest businesses, including Cullum & Brown; Kessinger/Hunter & Co.; Rau Construction;...
From One Generation to the Next
March 1, 2006
Article profiles three family-owned businesses in the Kansas City area. VALOMILK candy company was revived by Russ Sifers using his grandfather's original equipment from the 1940s. Stepson David Swiercinsky...
Heading to New York
August 11, 2009
Kansas City's Bogdon Candy Co., founded in 1945 in Kansas City, has been bought by Richardson Foods Inc. of Canajoharie, New York. The local office and manufacturing plant located at 2316 Troost Avenue...
Huggins Cracker & Candy Company City Directory Entries
Entries in the directory: 1890: Huggins Cracker & Candy Company. 1891-1892: Huggins Factory of the American Biscuit & Manufacturing Company. 1893-1895: no entry under "Huggins."
September 21, 2002
Obituary for Christine Montgomery Paterno who died at the age of 85 on June 30, 2002, at her home in Naples, Florida. She was married to Harry F. Montgomery in 1948, then president of the Price Candy Company....
Independent Cracker Factory
Report on the opening of the Loose-Wiles Cracker & Candy Company, incuding information about officers and employees, as well as a description of the plant.
Kansas City--An Illustrated Review of Its Progress and Importance
Candy company at 1053-1059 Saint Louis Avenue.
New Candy Factory
In September the Fletcher-Floyd Candy Company began operation of a plant for “the manufacture of a general line of candies in Kansas City.” The three-story factory is located at 6th and Broadway and...
Price Candy Company
April 12, 1905
Description of the Price candy manufacturing company at 17th and Main Streets, established in 1913 by Charles Price at "the confectionery department of the Jones Store Company."
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