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Trails & Paths
Sifers Valomilk Candy ...
Photograph, B/w, 8 X...
Candy Vyvey Moulton
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.
Peck's Candy Factory
December 1, 1902
Report on the George B. Peck Dry Goods Company--"one of Kansas City largest and handsomest stores"--opening a candy kitchen to supply its own candy department. Includes information on the candy-making...
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,...
KC Blues Scene Mourns Singer
December 26, 2007
Annetta "Cotton Candy" Washington, local blues singer, died December 25, 2007, at the age of 76. Her death was due to complications from a stroke. "She was a founding member of the Kansas City Blues Society...and...
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.
Photos and comments about a candy factory.
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...
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...
Annetta "Cotton Candy" Washington, In Rememberance
A collection of stories by various Kansas City musicians in remembrance of Annetta "Cotton Candy" Washington, "Kansas City's Queen of the Blues," who passed away on Dec. 25, 2007.
Candy Man Buys Rare Beans
Short article about how Shawn Askinosie, defense lawyer turned candy maker in Springfield, Missouri, began his company Askinosie Chocolate. Askinosie buys his beans from Soconusco, Mexico, and has perfected...
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...
Crackers and Candies
January 1, 1903
A report on the Loose Wiles Cracker & Candy Co. factory, which opened in November 1902 and employed 750 workers.
Enduring Lessons: Survival of the Finest, KC's Oldest Firms
January 2, 2007
Several articles about some of Kansas City's oldest companies. "Where Vision Meets Know-How" highlights six of Kansas City's oldest businesses, including Cullum & Brown; Kessinger/Hunter & Co.; Rau Construction;...
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,...
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...
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"...
Oregon Trail Endangered
Author travels the Oregon Trail route and lists 10 endangered places on the trail: #1) South Pass; #2 Rocky Ridge; #3 Ladd Hill; #4 Sublette Cutoff and Lander Road; #5 Iowa and Sac & Fox Mission and Trail...
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...
Renegade Roads: Cheyenne Breakout
Article traces the present-day trail from El Reno, Oklahoma (Fort Reno) to Crawford, Nebraska (Fort Robinson). The path follows that of the 750-mile, 44-day trek of the Northern Cheyenne Indians led by...
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...
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