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Board of Trade
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
Kansas City Press Club
Theodore S Case
Description of a business located at 425 Walnut Street carrying hay and grain. The three brothers who own this business are J. B. Cecil, H. C. Ceci,l and A. R. Cecil.
Obituary for Charles Patrick, former vice-president of the Rudy-Patrick Seed Company, dying on August 27, 1968.
Citizens Historical Association: Biographical Data of Kansas Citians Index
Biographical sketch of Benjamin Christopher, co-partner of B. C. Christopher & Company at the Board of Trade Building who was born in 1881 in Kansas City, a partner of the Swan Art Company in 1890 until...
City of Epitaphs
Article (written by a staff member of the Kansas City Public Library) about the history and growth of Kansas City from a western embarkation point to a cultural and grain industry center and "the nation's...
Columbian Stock Powders Develop Finer Livestock: Kansas City Products Sold All over America
Description and photos of the Columbian Powders livestock feed company at 1457-1463 Genesee Street, established in 1888.
Death of E. D. Fisher
March 9, 1922
Obituary for E. D. Fisher, pioneer grain merchant and president of both the Board of Trade and his own E. D. Fisher Commission Company.
Deaths: Anton R. Hettelsater
Photo and obituary for Anton Hettelsater (~1898-1969), "76, of 409 East Meyer boulevard," dying on September 27, 1969, as the "founder, in 1920, and president of the Jones-Hettelsater Construction company."...
Deaths: Harry E. Surface
Obituary for Harry Surface, "65 years old, president of the Harry E. Surface company," with residence at 1213 Wyandotte Street. Founder of the firm selling "supplies and equipment to grain and milling...
Dedicate New Trade Building: The Modern Structure Is Seen as World Market Center
Dedication ceremonies for the new building at 4800 Main Street, for Kansas City, world leader in hard winter wheat and grain sorghums at the time.
Description of a business located at the corner of Santa Fe and 8th Street that manufactures flour.
Dilday Mill (Dade County, Missouri)
Information about the Dilday Mill in Dade County, Missouri, built in 1867 by John B. Dilday, an emigrant from Kansas in the grain industry, built on the site of the mill built in 1840 by Britton Finley,...
Biographical sketch of Duncan Tait, "supervising grain inspector of Missouri at Kansas City." Born in Canada in 1868 and raised in Taitville, Missouri before coming to Kansas City in 1893 as a miller.
F. Wilmot Taylor Obituary
Obituary for F. Wilmot Taylor, founder of the old Taylor & Company Hay commission, dying on September 17, 1956.
Facts about Kansas City
General information on Kansas City, including its history and present economy. Many statistics.
Filthy & Rich: Kansas City in the 19th Century
Sixth in a monthly series of special sections of the Star on Kansas City in the 19th century. Focus on the growth and dominance of the meat packing industry with the Stockyards, starting in about 1870....
Finally Getting Noticed
December 17, 2006
Trading activity at the 150-year-old commodities market, Kansas City Board of Trade, has soared in recent years. A seat at the Board of Trade sold for a record $320,000 in November 2006, twice what a seat...
Flour Milling in Kansas City: How Kansas City Grew to be Third Largest Milling Center
August 31, 1920
History of the flour milling industry in Kansas City including list of working mills and their capacities and Kansas City flour output statistics for 1903 through 1919. Includes photographs of Ismert-Hincke...
Flour Mills of Yesterday and Now
Article on the history of Kansas City's mills, including its 1929 flour mill industry.
Food Mart Unloaded: Kansas City, Kan., Gives Up, Leases Storm-Provoking Terminal to Private Corporation for Year
Article about the end of the legal dispute between Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri, over the Kansas side's municipal "food terminal and its river-rail grain elevator, both located on the...
Photo and bio of George Schaefer (1844-1897), a native of Germany growing up in Kansas City and becoming a blacksmith and later "proprietor of a feed store at the site of the old family home on Main and...
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