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Sifers Valomilk Candy ...
Photograph, B/w, 8 X...
Candy Vyvey Moulton
Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908
Biographical sketch of Clarence Fletcher (1863-1907), "late vice president and secretary of the C. J. Fletcher Grocery Company of Kansas City." He was born in Toronto, Canada, and moved to Saint Joseph...
Biographical sketch of Joseph Schull Loose, or Joseph Loose, "[m]anufacturer of crackers and candy" starting in 1881, with offices at 1100 West 8th Street and residence at 1861 Independence Boulevard in...
Russell and Clara Stover
June 21, 1905
Biography of Russell (1888-1954) and Clara (1893-1975) Stover and the Russell Stover Candies company, tracing their candy careers from the 1910s and the start of their own Kansas City-based company in...
Mormon Trail - Forging a Road West
Brief article detailing the history of the early wagon trains that traveled the Mormon Trail and some of the landmarks along the way. The first to travel this trail on recommendation by Lansford Hastings,...
Kansas City--An Illustrated Review of Its Progress and Importance
Candy company at 1053-1059 Saint Louis Avenue.
Russell Sifers Candy Company
June 26, 1905
Chapter about the Sifers Valomilk chocolate candy production in Merriam, Kansas. Appendix gives relevant Web sites.
SC3 Advertising Card Collection Finding Aid
Collection of cards used for advertising purposes in the late 19th century. Includes colorful illustrations for many types of products. The over 600 cards from Kansas City businesses have been digitized....
Candy Man Endures with Old-Fashioned Approach
Describes the history of the candy Valomilk and the local company that manufactures it.
Sweet Surroundings: Bitterman's World-Class Candy Memorabilia Collection
Description of the Bitterman Family Confections company, a Jewish-owned business.
Uncovering the Folly Burlesk
Description of the Folly Theater's present entertainment fare of stripping shows, with historic reminiscences by Henry Hogan, the theater's ticket and candy seller since 1911.
Price Candy Company
April 12, 1905
Description of the Price candy manufacturing company at 17th and Main Streets, established in 1913 by Charles Price at "the confectionery department of the Jones Store Company."
Chemistry: The Kansas City Candy Factory Disaster
Destruction of three large brick buildings in the J. F. Corle & Son candy factory at 202-206 Main Street, occupied for two years by the Corles.
Huggins Cracker & Candy Company City Directory Entries
Entries in the directory: 1890: Huggins Cracker & Candy Company. 1891-1892: Huggins Factory of the American Biscuit & Manufacturing Company. 1893-1895: no entry under "Huggins."
Exterior unidentified group portrait of eight women identified as candy girls, presumably of Corle Cracker and Confectionery Company; located on southwest corner of 2nd and Main.
Exterior unidentified group portrait of women identified as candy packers, presumably of Corle Cracker and Confectionery Company; located on the southwest corner of 2nd and Main.
Thinking Inside the Box
Full-page photo of Christopher Elbow, proprietor of Christopher Elbow Artisanal Chocolate and short article about the candy company that launched in 2003 and its use of dark chocolate. It's currently located...
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,...
New Candy Factory
In September the Fletcher-Floyd Candy Company began operation of a plant for “the manufacture of a general line of candies in Kansas City.” The three-story factory is located at 6th and Broadway and...
Union Station Lobby Area
Interior view of Union Station Lobby area with ticket counter and candy and news shop in view.
Digging Up Massacres
Interview with and description of the writings of Jerome A. Greene, a National Park Service historian who conducted investigations into the archaeology and legacy of the Sand Creek Massacre. The study...
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