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Standard Oil Company
Sugar Creek, Missouri
South Central Business...
Rand Mcnally and co
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A Gasoline Filling Station in Fashionable Architectural Garb
Illustration and caption about the aesthetically disguised gasoline station built by the Standard Oil Company at 62nd Street Terrace and Brookside Boulevard and designed by architect John Van Brunt.
An Environmental Nightmare Stalks Sugar Creek
Discusses the presence of petroleum-based pollution on the grounds of the former Standard Oil Company refinery in Sugar Creek, Missouri.
Postcard of Armour Boulevard
Blue Valley Industrial District
Aerial view looking north shows the Blue River (also known as the Big Blue) cutting through the center of the image, with 12th Street crossing over. The left foreground of the image shows The Ruberoid...
Citizens Historical Association: Biographical Data of Kansas Citians
Biographical sketch of Ernest Cope Winters, or Ernest Winters, an oil operator in the Midland Building. Born in Strong City, Kansas in 1885 and coming to Kansas City in the 1901s with the Standard Oil...
Citizens Run Over For a Mythic Freeway
Discusses proposed development of a highway near the former Standard Oil Company's refinery in Sugar Creek Missouri, and how efforts to build that highway may have prevented a clean-up of the polluted...
City Ice House Company Oil and Ice Station
Full side view of unidentified City Ice House Company Oil and Ice Station being a Standard Oil Company station selling Red Crown gasoline.
Edward W. Hoch
Photo and bio of Edward Wallace Hoch, or E. W. Hoch, the "new governor of Kansas, who is leading the people of the state in their fight against the methods of the Standard Oil Company."
First Rock Road in Jackson County
August 28, 1910
Description of the supposedly first rock road in Jackson County, at the "nearest good landing on the river. This was Rickman's landing at about where now is the Sugar Creek plant of the Standard Oil Company."...
Flood Hits Industry
Sugar Creek refinery near Kansas City only source of oil after the flood's damage to other plants.
George Wasson Thompson Obituary
Obituary for George Wasson Thompson, or George Thompson, a Standard Oil Company employee for 40 years before dying at the age of 82 in 1960.
Golden Wells--Golden Rivers
Illustrations and article about the oil industry in the Kansas City area, describing the operations of several area companies such as the Standard Oil Company, the Phillips Petroleum Company, the Sinclair...
How Kansas Was "Rolled"
Photo and article about Governor Edward Hoch of Kansas and the state's legal battle with the Standard Oil Company, including descriptions of "wildcat refineries" in Kansas doing business in Kansas City....
Imperial Kansas City: Her Wonderful Growth and Resources
Entry describing the oil company's facilities and operations, established in Kansas City in 1880.
It Happened in Kansas City
Short article about the "richest man ever to live in Kansas City," Lamon Harkness, or L. V. Harkness, residing in a brownstone mansion on Linwood Boulevard east of Troost Avenue. Upon his death in 1915...
James M. Patterson
Head and shoulder portrait of James M. Patterson, director of field services for Standard Oil Company, in Chicago and speaker at a complimentary dinner party, April 17, 1956, held by Standard Oil.
Kansas and the Standard Oil Company
Photo and article about Kansas and its battle to restrain the Standard Oil Company's control over its oil fields, written by Hoch, the governor of Kansas at the time.
Kansas and the Standard Oil Company: A Narrative of To-Day
Photo of Governor Edward Hoch of Kansas, "[u]nder whose leadership the fight against the Standard Oil Company in the legislature was inaugurated and carried to a finish," with brief description of the...
Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908
Biographical sketch of Isabelle Ashley, "one of the successful women that dealt in real estate during Kansas City's boom period, controlling considerable eastern capital and making investments here," after...
Kansas Fighting the Trusts: The Story of an Aroused State
Photos and article about Edward Hoch, governor of Kansas, and the state's legal battles with the Standard Oil Company, involving oil fields found in Johnson County, Kansas.
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