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. ..Presenting M. Lee Marshall: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about M. Lee Marshall, "America's Number One Baker, a transplanted Kansas Citian who is the country's largest buyer of flour" as "Chairman of the board of the Continental...
A Bakery With Buzz
September 29, 2004
Discussion of the pastry/baking certificate pilot program at Johnson County Community College developed by Doug Flick, associate professor with the hospitality management program and instructor of the...
A Handsome and Modern New Bakery
Article about the Campbell Baking Company, its new location at 30th and Troost Avenues, and its operations by president Win Campbell, formerly "associated with local baking interests and with the Ward...
A Slice at a Time
June 5, 2005
Partial plans revealed for restructuring Kansas City-based Interstate Bakeries southeastern plants after it declared bankruptcy September 22, 2004. IBC is the largest wholesale baker in the country known...
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...
Postcard of Armour Boulevard
Armourdale honors Hispanic businesses.
Article about Armourdale Renewal Associations awards to Reyna's Bakery, Taqueria Mexico and Bernardino Bravo.
At Andre's, Sweet Success
October 21, 2005
Article included in the "Cityscape" column by Joyce Smith. "Fifty years ago this month, Andre and Elsbeth Bollier opened a Swiss pastry and candy shop at 50th and Main streets". They are celebrating the...
Interior view of bakery at unidentified location.
Obituary for Ben Pasternak, founder and chairman of the board of Cake Box Bakers, Incorporated, dying at the age of 79 in 1966.
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...
Boy Pushing Bread Cart in Bakery
Unidentified boy pushing cart of bread at unidentified bakery.
1968 (first edition 1950)
Photo and bio of Bryce Smith (1878-1962), mayor of Kansas City from 1930 to 1938. Native of Indianapolis raised in Kansas City and joining his father's Smith Bakery before organizing his own Smith Great...
Building for George Rushton Baking Company, Kansas City, Missouri
Photo of the building on Southwest Boulevard by Brostrom & Drotts, architects.
Building for the George Rushton Baking Company, Kansas City, Missouri
Photos of the "building for the George Rushton Baking Company, Kansas City, Missouri, Brostrom and Drotts, architects."
Business With the Big Guys
Article profiles several minority business owners who have grown their companies by partnering with large national corporations such as McDonald's and Wal-Mart. Some of the businesses featured include...
Butternut Bread Advertisements
Two large advertisements for Butternut Bread and ties to events in Kansas City history.
Campbell Baking Company Building and Bread Trucks
Full frontal and side view of Campbell Baking Company; ocated at 30th and Troost.
Candy from Kansas City
Illustration and article about the candy making business, "Kansas City's fourth largest industry," with description of some of the largest companies such as Russell Stover Candies, Price Candy Company,...
Charles F. Yost
Obituary for Charles Franklin Yost, or Charles Yost, a business partner of Bryce Smith in the baking business for many years before dying at the age of 68 in 1952.
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