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Trails & Paths
Sifers Valomilk Candy ...
Photograph, B/w, 8 X...
Candy Vyvey Moulton
An Interview With Alfonso Lopez
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded October 20, 1978. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Includes a typed guide...
Dreams of Gold on the Starvation Trail
Join Candy Moulton as she travels the Smoky Hill Trail from Kansas City to Pike's Peak region in Colorado once used by gold seekers in the late 1850s. "Lack of knowledge about distance and weather conditions"...
Heading to New York
August 11, 2009
Kansas City's Bogdon Candy Co., founded in 1945 in Kansas City, has been bought by Richardson Foods Inc. of Canajoharie, New York. The local office and manufacturing plant located at 2316 Troost Avenue...
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
Robert Askren Photograph Collection Finding Aid
circa 1870s-2005, bulk 1950-1980s
Local photographer Robert G. Askren donated photographs and negatives to the Missouri Valley Special Collections in 2006. He worked for Harkins Commercial Photo Co. which he later purchased and renamed...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 1, 1895-1907, Page p004
Northern edge of early Kansas City riverfront area from West 4th Street south to West 6th Street and from Central east to Main, showing additions, buildings and streets.
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 1, 1895-1907, Page p018
Northwestern part of early Kansas City from Missouri River south to St. Louis Avenue and from Santa Fe Street east to Bluff Street, showing buildings, streets, and railroad lines. Large numbers on edges...
September 21, 2002
Obituary for Christine Montgomery Paterno who died at the age of 85 on June 30, 2002, at her home in Naples, Florida. She was married to Harry F. Montgomery in 1948, then president of the Price Candy Company....
Obituary for Harry Montgomery, chairman of the board of the Price Candy Company and a member of the board of governors of the Kansas City Art Institute and a director of the Linwood State Bank and Starlight...
'Eskimo Pie King' Dead: Russell Stover, Confectioner, Developed Ice Cream Product
May 12, 1954
Obituary for Russell Stover (1888-1954), "[f]ounder and former president of Russell Stover Candies of Kansas City, Mo." Inventor of "the Eskimo Pie, an ice cream product, in the 1920's" and dying at the...
A Sweet Transition at Chocolate Store
June 1, 2007
Owners of Panache Chocolatier, Eileen Cohen and Sharon Hoffman who want to spend more time with family, sold their business to Mark and Barbara Bailey of Lenexa. Cohen and Hoffman first opened a Kron Chocolatier...
Dr. W. J. Frick
Part of "Excerpts from the Oak Grove Banner," by Candy Novak, this entry from August 19, 1921, tells of Frick Hill in Oak Grove and has some genealogical information about Dr. Frick.
Partial body pose identified as Mrs. Harry (Christine) F. Montgomery, chairman of the Women's Committee of the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra for 1960-61. Location not given.
Charles Price, Candy Maker
April 13, 1905
Photo and bio of Charles Price, "one of the leading candy manufacturers of his city." Born in Nevada, Missouri, in 1886 and coming to Kansas City in 1911 as a traveling salesman for the National Candy...
May 14, 1905
Photo and bio of Russell Stover (1888-1954), a prominent candy manufacturer of Kansas City. Native of Alton, Kansas starting out in the candy business in the Midwest before coming to Kansas City in 1925...
May 5, 1905
Photo and bio of Russell Stover, founding partner of the Russell Stover Candies company. Born in northwestern Kansas in 1888 and starting his own candy company in Omaha in 1921 with the invention of the...
Photographs and Facts
Photo and biographical article about Jacob Leander Loose, or Jacob Loose, "Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company," born in Pennsylvania in 1850 and coming to Kansas City...
E. L. Winn
Photo and description of the business of E. L. Winn, a building contractor with offices in the Scarritt Building and yards at 18th and Baltimore Avenues. Native and lifelong Kansas Citian and builder of...
Photograph of egg-shaped box of candy, probably done for Hallmark.
Photos and comments about a candy factory.
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