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Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference
Overview of early manufacturers in Kansas City.
Ex-Slave Was a Success in Early Independence
February 23, 1986
Biographical article with photo about Hiram Young (1815-1882), a wagon-maker and ex-slave in 19th century Independence, Missouri. Young is described as "one of the richest men in Jackson County" by 1860...
F. Y. I.: First Family Business
Short description of the centennial of the family business dealing with "glassware, china, and other passenger service items" for "commercial airlines worldwide," established in 1891 by Sylvester Hoagland...
Fairbanks, Morse & Co. Founded Local Branch 1889
Entry describing the Fairbanks, Morse & Company farm implement and machinery maker at 1300 Liberty Street, with such products as conveyors, elevators, and windmills.
Fels Distilling Company
Fels Distilling Company located at 415-417 Delaware.
First K. C. Packing House Built in '59: J. L. Mitchener Owned Plant near Grand Avenue
March 9, 1931
Article tracing the history of the packing industry in the city mainly from 1859, when J. L. Mitchener, the first, opened, to 1871, when the Stockyards opened and four large packing houses had been firmly...
Forty Years of Dependable Service by Centropolis Transfer Co.
History of the Centropolis Transfer Company, a heavy-moving and steel erection business at 7012 Truman Road starting in 1901.
G. B. Rhodes Real Estate and Investment Company
Information on the commercial and residential real estate company located in the Sharp Building.
G. Bernheimer Brothers & Company Dry Goods Establishment
Dry goods company at 12th and Main Streets.
G. R. Roxbury & Co.
Short description of the store dealing in "boots and shoes, 1010 Main Street," established in 1878.
George B. Peck Dry Goods
Photo of the Peck Dry Goods store building.
George B. Peck Dry Goods Company
September 12, 1970
The George B. Peck Dry Goods Company, 1044 Main Street (later known as Peck's) was formerly the Doggett Store Company, owned by John Doggett, who opened his first store in Kansas City in 1866. George B....
Grave Finally Marked: Zenas Leonard, Trailblazer, Given Marker at Sibley
Photo and article about the new grave marker for Zenas Leonard (1809-1857), an Indian trader and "village storekeeper" in Sibley, Missouri, and his wife Isabel Harrelson Leonard, or Isabel Leonard (1825-1851)....
Great Industrial Progress
Report on the condition of various sectors of the city's economy, especially new industrial businesses and city transportation.
Great Industrial Progress Shown by the Report of the Industrial Commissioner
Review of new businesses and industries and conventions.
Greater Kansas City Official Year Book 1904-05
Illustration of the Jones Dry Goods Company at 12th and Main Streets.
Greater Kansas City Official Year Book, 1904-05
Ad with photo for the Western Electric Company at 611 Wyandotte Street, dealing in "electrical machines and supplies."
Gregory Bros. & Peck
Description of Gregory Brothers and Peck, "the largest growers, planters and owners of Texas Orange Orchards, whose local offices in charge of Geo. B. Peck, are located in the Commerce Building, suite...
Gregory, Son & Co.'s Semi-Monthly Price Current and Business Directory
Huge catalog of wholesale grocery business at 3rd and Main Streets.
Grub-Stake Oil Association
City directory listings: 1917: First entry (Grub-Stake Oil Association, Robert S. Stone, president; J. W. Wright, vice-president; Freeman P. Cornish, secretary-treasurer, 413 Bonfile Building, 1003 Walnut)....
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