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Full page ad for Kansas City, expounding upon its national rankings, mainly dealing with grain production.
Big Flour Mills Fading From KC
October 20, 2011
Article reports on the decline of flour milling in Kansas City and the Midwest, largely due to the consolidation of mills and need for grain to be shipped less distances by railroad. The Kansas City area...
Board of Trade Bidding KC Farewell
June 25, 2013
Article on the closing of the Kansas City Board of Trade. Founded in 1856, the Board of Trade grew in business and significance as the wheat industry developed in Kansas. The article includes a history...
Both Grew Up with Great Southwest: Board of Trade and Telegram Witnessed Strides
Expansion in grain industry in last 50 years allowed Board of Trade and Drovers Telegram to grow together.
Obituary for Charles Patrick, former vice-president of the Rudy-Patrick Seed Company, dying on August 27, 1968.
Deaths: Anton R. Hettelsater
Photo and obituary for Anton Hettelsater (~1898-1969), "76, of 409 East Meyer boulevard," dying on September 27, 1969, as the "founder, in 1920, and president of the Jones-Hettelsater Construction company."...
Deaths: Harry E. Surface
Obituary for Harry Surface, "65 years old, president of the Harry E. Surface company," with residence at 1213 Wyandotte Street. Founder of the firm selling "supplies and equipment to grain and milling...
Dedicate New Trade Building: The Modern Structure Is Seen as World Market Center
Dedication ceremonies for the new building at 4800 Main Street, for Kansas City, world leader in hard winter wheat and grain sorghums at the time.
F. Wilmot Taylor Obituary
Obituary for F. Wilmot Taylor, founder of the old Taylor & Company Hay commission, dying on September 17, 1956.
Filthy & Rich: Kansas City in the 19th Century
Sixth in a monthly series of special sections of the Star on Kansas City in the 19th century. Focus on the growth and dominance of the meat packing industry with the Stockyards, starting in about 1870....
Finally Getting Noticed
December 17, 2006
Trading activity at the 150-year-old commodities market, Kansas City Board of Trade, has soared in recent years. A seat at the Board of Trade sold for a record $320,000 in November 2006, twice what a seat...
George Selders Dies
Photo and obituary for George Selders, "72, former owner of Spear Mills, Inc." with residence at 1000 Valentine Road. Native of Minneapolis, Kansas coming to Kansas City in 1905 as a "pioneer in the formula...
Biographical article about Harold Merrill, former secretary and treasurer of the Davis-Noland-Merrill Grain Company.
Harry J. Smith Dies
Obituary for Harry Smith, "68, a member of the Board of Trade and widely known in the grain industry," with residence at 7403 Summit Street. Native of Washington, Kansas becoming "president of the Southwestern...
Obituary for Howard Patrick, co-founder of the Rudy-Patrick Seed Company dying in 1946.
KC Board of Trade's New Futures: Scale and Big Changes
October 19-25, 2012
The Kansas City Board of Trade was aquired by CME Group for $126 million dollars. Founded in 1856, the KCBT is the city's "oldest continuously operating business," and oversees all trading of Hard Red...
KC Exchange to Mark Its 150th Anniversary
November 7, 2006
Article reports on the 150th anniversary of the Kansas City Board of Trade, celebrated in a gala event at Union Station on November 10, 2006. The author writes that the Board of Trade was founded in 1856...
August 4, 1971
Obituary for Max Straube, president of the Pay Way Feed Mills, dying at the age of 38 in 1971.
Mrs. Frank Theis Obituary
Obituary for Mrs. Frank Theis (dying on November 24, 1968), widow of the Frank Theis (1890-1965), former chairman of the board of Simonds-Shields-Theis Grain Company and the Kansas City Board of Trade...
Norman Haywood Sooy Obituary
Obituary for Norman Haywood Sooy, Jr., president of the Kansas City Hay Press Company and grandson of the company's founder (in 1881), dying in 1968.
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