Aggieville Business List: 1908

This is a partial list of businesses operating in the Aggieville area in 1908. The information comes from The Morning Chronicle newspaper dated December 16, 1923 and The History of the College Bookstore from the Bill Varney Family.

1.  Electric Shoe Shop, Walter Simpson and Roy Wilson

2.  Shafer Grocery and Meat Market, L.C. Shafer

3.  Narrow Gauge Cafe, C.F. Moore

4.  W.P. Barber’s Tailor Shop, W.P. Barber

5.  Harrison Grocery, John Harrison

6.  Students Co-Operative Association, Ray Pollom (Sr.)

7.  College Book Store, Joseph Guy Varney, Asbury Endacott, Mr. Van Ness

8.  a bakery which was started by students but closed by 1908

The photos below are taken from the 1906 Kansas State Agricultural College Banner yearbook and the 1907 KSAC student yearbook, courtesy of the Ted Varney Collection. (And don’t miss the ad for the new “fertilizer” spreader!)

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