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First lumber yard

Title

First lumber yard

Subject

lumber yard, business

Description

First Hesston, Ks lumber yard. Started by Christian Wenger and Henry (Harry) Grabill. Later sold to William Rapp, who started the Hesston State Bank and housed the bank in one room of this building. 10 -- handwritten on back of photograph

In March 1889, Christian Wenger and Henry "Harry" Grabill established the Hesston Lumber Company. Grabill served as manager. On February 16, 1895, Grabill sold his one-half interest in the lumber yard to Wenger who owned the other half. Wenger sold the yard to William F. Rapp. Rapp owned the yard (it is thought Grabill was manager) until 1907 when he sold it to A.G. Bolz who in turn sold it to E.G. Bolz. The yard was later sold to Welsey Vogt who sold it to Ivan S. Kropf. Kropf employed Robert Diller as manager. By Diller's astute management skills, the yard expanded to its present size (24, Bandy).

Creator

unknown

Source

Murray Bandy Hesston Centennial 1886-1896, Hesston Public Library

Publisher

Hesston Public Library

Date

1889

Contributor

Bandy, Murray

Relation

Bandy, Murray C., "Hesston Centennial 1886-1896", pg. 24

Bandy, Murray C., "Hesston Centennial 1886-1896", pg. 52

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Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Identifier

mb_bi_bc_003

Coverage

1920s

Hesston (Kan.)

Kansas


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Citation
unknown, “First lumber yard,” Hesston Public Library, accessed October 18, 2017, http://hesston.digitalsckls.info/item/1367.
Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

3.5 in. x 5 in.