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'Globe-Trotting' Refrigerators Are Made in K. C.
Entry for Viking Refrigerators, Incorporated, with the history of the company founded in 1904 by Walter S. Dickey, who also "manufactured miles of clay pipe for the town's water and sewer system and was...
100 Years to Grow on: Folger's Coffee
History of the Kansas City-based Folger's coffee company, established in California but headquartered in Kansas City since 1907. It was first located at 20th and Baltimore and move the headquarters to...
1950 Centennial Beard Contest
June 24, 1950
Interior stage view identified as beard contest connected with the Kansas City Centennial celebration. Taken at the Ritz Theater.
73 Years of Progress--1877-1950
Photo and text about Thornton and Minor Hospital, "one of K.C.'s oldest institutions, in new hospital home," depicting both original building at 10th and Wyandotte Streets and 1950 buildings at Linwood...
A City and a Business That Grew Together
Bag manufacuring company at 200 Delaware Street established in 1863.
A Crowning Achievement
History of the drugstore chain.
A Tip of Our Beaver to You, Kansas City
History of the local oil and heating company dealing also with Mobil Oil products, since 1916.
A University's Phenomenal Growth Attests to the Vitality of the Community
Photos and description of Clarence Decker, college president of the University of Kansas City (later the University of Missouri-Kansas City). Description of the university's growth since its opening in...
A Young Kansas City Institution Writes One of America's Outstanding Success Stories: Locke Stove Co. ..
Photo and text of the space heater manufacturing company founded in 1940.
Approval by Tastemark Panel Marks New Area in Dairy Products
Description of the Aines Dairy Company at 31st and Gillham Roads.
Arnold Brothers Long Associated with Meat Business
Prominent meat-purveying business originally at 810 Independence Avenue in 1906.
Belger Cartage Service, Inc., Keeps Pace with Industrial Age
Started in 1919 by Richard Belger.
Benson Manufacturing Co. Blazing New Trails in Production Fields
Founded by John A. Benson in 1907. First a building interior business, later an aircraft manufacturer.
Big Job for Men Who Put Centennial over the Top
Photo and article of men credited for planning and financing the events, including Cookingham. From the Kansas City Star, June 4, 1950.
Bowen Busy with Local Street Paving
Description of the Bowen Construction Company, started in 1917, surviving the Depression, and thriving during World War II. Description also of its founder and president, Matthew Bowen, organizing the...
Building with Foster Lumber over 71 Years
Story of the Foster Lumber Company, established in Randolph, Kansas, in 1879 by John McCullough Foster, or John Foster, and growing with the country to the West, especially along railroad routes and in...
C. F. Downey Box Company
Description of the C. F. Downey Box Manufacturing company originally at 3rd and Broadway Boulevards in 1880, moving to 1401 Iron Street in North Kansas City in 1919.
Carswell Has 40-Year Steel Fabricating History
History of the manufacturers specializing in agricultural machinery starting in 1912.
Cast Party at Starlight Theater
Exterior view described as "Thrills of a Century" pageant cast party held at Starlight Theater following the final performance, July 10, 1950.
Centennial Indian Village
Exterior view in downtown area, believed to be a view of the Indian Village in association with Kansas City's Centennial celebration in 1950. Tribe and members not identified.
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