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Theodore S Case
Eric L Wesson
A Good Man
April 16, 2008
Article profiles grocer Gus Fleming who operated Lynn's Market on the 800 block of Newton Street from the 1950s through the 1970s. The author and other Old Northeast residents reminisce about Gus and their...
Advertising, Printing Adjunct Is a Busy Place
Article about the advertising and printing industries in Kansas City, starting the discussion with Louis Fox, revolutionizing wholesale grocery advertising in 1956 with the advertising department of Associated...
Obituary for August J. Haner from the "Kansas City Times," August 16, 1898. States that he opened the first grocery store in Kansas City, Kansas. He was also a freighter across the plains on the Santa...
Biographical sketch of Thomas Green
Biographical sketch of Thomas Green, a grocer and co-founder of the T. Green Grocery Company who was born Ireland in 1837 and emigrated to Kansas City in 1858, starting out as a carpenter and then entering...
Biography of Fred Wolferman (1870-1955), Owner of Wolferman's Gourmet Grocery
Blacks in Kansas City, Part III--Business and Industry
February 21-February 28, 1986
Third in a series of four articles about the history of African Americans in Kansas City. It provides an overview of black business and industry, from the period before emancipation in 1865 to the present...
Advertising card for Boss Grocery showing three men riding ducks carrying a banner. The banner says: "Boss Grocery, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Staple and Fancy Groceries, Country Produce a Specialty."...
City Market: Where the Selling Never Stops
Photos and article about the City Market, the mainly produce-oriented business area in Kansas City's riverfront area. Also description of the area's history as Kansas City, Missouri's birthplace and home...
Corner Market Did Business on Ninth Street
December 3, 2008
Postcard image and short article about Benedict L. Bredburg's Metropolitan Grocery. The store was located at 5000 E. Ninth St. in Kansas City, Missouri. The postcard dates from the early 1900s.
Former AWG Warehouse Manager says Union "Bent Over Backward"
Discusses the the events that led to the Teamsters strike against Associated Wholesale Grocers that began on April 1, 2000.
Frank Muehlbach Obituary
July 12, 1973
Obituary for Frank Muehlbach, dying at the age of 87, former president of the George Muehlbach and Sons, Incorporated grocery business established in Kansas City about 1875. He arrived in Kansas City about...
George Wiedenmann: Westport Fixture Shared Bright Outlook
June 19, 2007
Obituary information on George Wiedenmann of Overland Park, Kansas, who died on May 29, 2007 at the age of 82. "Originally from Germany, George Wiedenmann's family settled in the Westport area in 1854....
H. O. Brewer
Advertising card for H. O. Brewer showing an artist's palette with an image of a bridge over a river. Front of card says: "H. O. Brewer, Staple & Fancy Groceries." Back of card is blank. Address given...
H. O. Brewer
Advertising card for H. O. Brewer with an image of flowers. Front of card says: "H. O. Brewer, Staple & Fancy Groceries.." Back of card is blank. Address given on front of card:
N. W. Cor. 12th & Charlotte...
Historical Overview of the Ethnic Communities in Kansas City
Mostly immigrants after the Civil War and integrated rapidly as "skilled craftsmen, mechanics, grocers, small merchants and laborers" because "their adjustment to American life was easier than the adjustment...
History of Kansas City, Missouri
Photo and bio of Gus Sauer, "commission merchant of Kansas City." Born in Austria in 1846 and emigrating to Kansas City in 1858 with his parents before becoming "employed successively by Charles E. Kearney,...
Home Grown: Local Grocers Hold Their Own Against National Food Chains
November 23, 2004
Discussion of locally owned grocery stores and the national competition. Also includes a review of shopping patterns and photos and charts. KC's major independent grocers are: McKeever Enterprise, Independence;...
Ingram's Top 25 List of Kansas City's Private Companies
Review of the top 25 private Kansas City companies, in terms of 1998 revenues, some in the top 10 being Farmland Industries, Associated Wholesale Grocers, Health Midwest, Black & Veatch engineering, and...
J. P. Campbell & Co.
Description of "Jobbers of Teas, Fruits, Fancy Groceries and Confectionary" at 315 and 317 Delaware Street. Besides J. P. Campbell, W. C. Jameson, and C. A. Brown are partners in the business which was...
Kansas City--An Illustrated Review of Its Progress and Importance
Description of the "wholesale grocers, St. Louis Avenue and Mulberry Street."
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