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Milgram Food Stores
Ridenour, Peter D
Baker, Harlow W
Lee Ann Mcguigan
Adam Long, Pioneer Merchant
Photos of the home and family of Adam Long at 16th and Central Streets, built in 1871 and razed in 1948, with a story of his early businesses in confectioneries and groceries starting in 1854.
Another New Safeway Store Opens Friday April 12th: 113 W. 63rd (near 63rd & Brookside)
Photo and ad about the new Safeway grocery store opening in 1935 at 113 West 63rd Street, near 63rd and Brookside Boulevards.
Obituary for August J. Haner from the "Kansas City Times," August 16, 1898. States that he opened the first grocery store in Kansas City, Kansas. He was also a freighter across the plains on the Santa...
Behind Kansas City's Brand Names: A Look at Four Local Firms That Have Outgrown Their Origins and Become Local Institutions
Description of the Milgram's family grocery store and dairy chain, established in 1914 in Kansas City, Kansas, by Nat Milgram (coming here in 1904) and becoming a chain of grocery stores in 1932.
City Market: Where the Selling Never Stops
Photos and article about the City Market, the mainly produce-oriented business area in Kansas City's riverfront area. Also description of the area's history as Kansas City, Missouri's birthplace and home...
Do You Know Kansas City?
Photo and short descripton of 1907 Waldo and the businesses in the picture, including Emery, Bird, Thayer & Company and George C. Croner's grocery store.
Foreign Fare: Traveling the Ethnic Grocery Circuit
Ethnic grocery stores profiled, from the Far East to Eastern Europe.
From the Archives
Description of "[a]n old account ledger dated 1861-1864" of "Thomas Green, who rode horseback from St. Louis to Kansas City in 1858," describing the operations of his grocery business, T. Green Grocer...
Profile of Leroy Shatto, a dairy farmer and owner of the Shatto Milk Company. The company began in June 2003 when the Shatto family began processing and bottling milk on its farm--located north of Kansas...
Hi, Neighbor! How about Sprucing Up Your Store at 39th and Main?
Article about the poor conditions for shopping, health, and aesthetics at the Milgram's Supermarket at 3967 Main Street, part of "the Mid-City shopping area (39th Street and Main)," opened in 1933 at the...
Kansas City Grocer Magazine
December 1944-January 1945
Two volumes of the Kansas City Grocer magazine published during World War II with numerous ads with illustrations and information about local industries involved in the war effort.
Leader: Lester Milgram
Photo and biographical article about Lester Milgram, "president of Milgram Food Stores, Inc." and "one of Kansas City's biggest and best boosters." Description of his life and career, born in Kansas City...
Mapping onto Community
Article discusses the relationship between large-scale "top down" development, such as the entertainment district being planned by Cordish, and local grass roots development, such as the Crossroads District....
Mennonites Aid Mental Therapy: Near Newton, Kan., They Launch Third Psychiatric Center--'Sunday-Opening' Protested
May 5, 1954
News of church and religious activities in the Kansas City area including the following: (1) dedication of "Prairie View hospital, a 40-bed psychiatric center in a rural setting a mile east of Newton,...
Mr. Charles C. Yost
Photo and biographical article about Charles Yost, "City Assessor of Kansas City." Born in Indiana in 1860 and raised in Kansas City before starting out as a grocer and then a realtor, co-organizing "the...
New Muehlbach for Plaza
Announcement for the up-coming opening of a grocery store for the Plaza "on Jefferson between Ward Parkway and 48th Street."
Personal Narrative: Peter D. Ridenour and Harlow W. Baker, Two Pioneer Kansas Merchants
Biographical article about the Kansas business partners Peter Ridenour (18?-1910) and Harlow Baker (18?-1904). Description of Ridenour's life and career, born in Indiana in 1831 and traveling to California...
Sarah Beatty Ridenour (Mrs. Peter D. Ridenour)
Photo (of Sarah Ridenour) and biographical article about Peter Ridenour, his early grocery business, and his wife Sarah Beatty Ridenour, or Sarah Ridenour (1836-1915). Peter native to Ohio and traveling...
The 'Un' Supermarkets
Review of some "last-of-a-breed premium grocery stores," including Hen House, Thriftway, Payless Stores, and McGonigle's, to name a few.
Tidbit about Wolferman's
History of the Wolferman's grocery store and restaurant chain from 1888 to 1972, established by Fred Wolferman (1870-1955), giving locations of former stores.
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