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Trails & Paths
Sifers Valomilk Candy ...
Russell Stover Candies
Loose-wiles Biscuit Co...
Photograph, B/w, 8 X...
Candy Vyvey Moulton
Zebulon Pike's Wandering Explorations
Article describes modern travel along the route of Zebulon Pike's 1806-1807 expedition to explore the lands of the Louisiana Purchase. Includes many details of Pike's original explorations in Kansas, Colorado,...
William Hyde Photograph Collection Finding Aid
circa 1880-1900 (bulk 1886-1888)
This collection of 67 photographs taken by William Hyde, a local 19th-century amateur photographer, covers a variety of different subjects. These include: group shots of people who were primarily workers...
Wild West Photograph Collection Finding Aid
The majority of photographs in this collection came from the Brookings Montgomery photograph collection purchased by the library in the 1960s. Images are of outlaws, cowboys, Indians, lawmen, judges, western...
Why All the Fanfare?: Its Barbecue Fame Aside, KC is a Good Place For Food Makers
July 4, 2006
Article features the different products made in the Kansas City area. It mentions Folgers coffee (Procter and Gamble, pasta (American Italian Pasta), Cheez-It snack crackers (Kellogg's Snacks), hot dog...
Who's Who in Kansas City
Portraits and biographical article about Jacob Leander Loose, or Jacob Loose, "chairman of the board, Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company." Description of his life and career, born in Pennsylvania in 1850 and...
Where Candy is Made
May 1, 1903
Report on the Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company, a cracker and candy manufacturer. Includes detailed information on the candy-making process and interior photographs of various candy-making departments and workers....
Welcome to Lollipop Land
Review of Kansas City candy makers, including Annedore's Fine Chocolates, Andre's Confiserie Suisse, Bogdon Candy Company, Green Mill Candy & Popcorn Company, Panache Chocolatier, Russell Stover Candies,...
Union Station Lobby Area
Interior view of Union Station Lobby area with ticket counter and candy and news shop in view.
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.
Trailing Wilson Price Hunt's Astorians West
Article retraces the overland journey of Pacific Fur Company founder Wilson Price Hunt and 55 others from Missouri to Astoria, Oregon in 1811 and 1812.
Trailing Lewis and Clark
Author explores the Lewis and Clark Trail from Fort Mandan Historic Site (Washburn, ND) to the Snake River (Lewiston, ID). Includes recommendations for places to visit and stay for modern-day travelers....
Trailing Alfred Jacob Miller in the West
Author Candy Moulton retraces the journey made by artist Alfred J. Miller from Independence, Missouri, to Daniel, Wyoming, 200 years after his birth. Miller accompanied Scotsman Captain William Drummond...
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...
The Pony Rides Again, 150 Years Later
Article retraces the original route from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Pony Express. The first rider left St. Joseph on April 3, 1860. Delivering...
Table and Contents: Andre's Offers Sweet Adventure in Caloric World of Swiss Treats
Article about the Swiss candy and pastry shop, run by Andre Bollier.
Sweet Surroundings: Bitterman's World-Class Candy Memorabilia Collection
Description of the Bitterman Family Confections company, a Jewish-owned business.
Photos and comments about a candy factory.
Stick Candy Employees
Unidentified group portrait of men identified as stick candy employees, presumably of Corle Cracker and Confectionery Company, located on southwest corner of 2nd and Main.
SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection
1980 – 2005, bulk 1990s
The materials within the KCPL Reference Hard to Find (HTF) Collection were compiled by Kansas City Public Library reference librarians and staff members to provide an easy to access source of information...
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