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. ..Presenting Frank A. Theis: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
May 1, 1949
Photo and biographical article about Frank Theis, "president of the Simonds-Shields-Theis Grain Company" and formerly the youngest president of the Kansas City Board of Trade in 1931. Native Kansas Citian...
A New Image for the Old Cowtown
Kansas City as both rural and urban role player.
Agriculture: A Firm Foundation for Kansas City
Article reprinted from the Kansas City Star about Kansas City's agricultural economy.
And So to Bread!
Illustrations and article about the bread-making business in the Kansas City area involving the wheat production and flour milling of the Great Plains and Midwest as food for around the world. Also history...
Business on a Global Basis in 1956
Charts and graphs regarding Kansas City's international trade.
City of Epitaphs
Article (written by a staff member of the Kansas City Public Library) about the history and growth of Kansas City from a western embarkation point to a cultural and grain industry center and "the nation's...
Death of E. D. Fisher
March 9, 1922
Obituary for E. D. Fisher, pioneer grain merchant and president of both the Board of Trade and his own E. D. Fisher Commission Company.
Flour Milling in Kansas City: How Kansas City Grew to be Third Largest Milling Center
August 31, 1920
History of the flour milling industry in Kansas City including list of working mills and their capacities and Kansas City flour output statistics for 1903 through 1919. Includes photographs of Ismert-Hincke...
Flour Mills of Yesterday and Now
Article on the history of Kansas City's mills, including its 1929 flour mill industry.
Food Mart Unloaded: Kansas City, Kan., Gives Up, Leases Storm-Provoking Terminal to Private Corporation for Year
Article about the end of the legal dispute between Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri, over the Kansas side's municipal "food terminal and its river-rail grain elevator, both located on the...
Historical Notes and Comments: Arrow Rock Tavern
Brief description of John Locke Hardeman, or "Locke Hardeman of Saline county," Missouri, as the inventor of "the first reaper to cut his hemp."
John L. Rodney Dies
April 6, 1922
President of the large business Rodney Milling Company.
K. C. Awaits the Barges: New Missouri Waterway Won't Starve for Freight, Won't Get Fat Either. ..
Article about the barge commerce of Kansas City on the Missouri River. Describes competition with railroads for freight, actual freight rate changes in recent years, and specific industries and companies...
Kansas City's Grain Interests
Article about Kansas City's grain industry and the national role of the Kansas City Board of Trade, with photo.
Kansas City: The Issue Is Farm Policy
Discussion on issues of economic recession and agriculture in the Kansas City area.
Leader: Maurice D. S. Johnson
Photo and biographical article about Maurice D. S. Johnson, or Maurice Johnson, "the executive vice president" of the First National Bank of Kansas City," a native of Minnesota starting out as a journalist...
Letter Sent by the Kansas City Board of Trade
Self-explanation of the relations between the Board of Trade and the Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City with respect to the Traffic Department.
Operations of the K. C. Board of Trade
Price basing market for about one third of the wheat acreage of the United States.
Our Grain Market in Commanding Position
Article arguing to keep the grain market free from government price controls despite the Depression.
Photographs and Facts
Photo and biographical article about Robert Thresher, a grain dealer and president of the Board of Trade in 1913. Born in Ohio in 1865 and coming to Kansas City in 1892 with residence and personal rare...
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