|Commerce is the foundation of human society.
Before the churches, before the schools, before the other public institutions,
there were businesses. The exchange of goods and services is the force
that keeps human society functioning. Understanding the goods and services
available to our ancestors at a given time is the essence of understanding
the culture in which they lived. Understanding the businesses that could
have employed any of your ancestors is also part of knowing the world
they lived in and the options and opportunities they had in their lives.
We will be very pleased to receive business histories and photos for inclusion
in this section of the site. From the one person operation
to the billion dollar corporation, if they are part of this area and its
history, we want to know about them and preserve their memory.
This postcard of Tice Bros. Ice Co. is from the MidWest, not our own
area. It was sent to me by a person years ago and the business page seems
a good time to finally display it.
Do you have articles or business histories you would
like to submit for inclusion here?