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Nov. 11th - 16th ~ 1912




     Organized October, 1908.  Locations, one south of Independence on Alton avenue, and one southwest of Independence on Chrysler road.  Producers and originators of a great variety of flower and vegetable seed; principal products:  plants, cut flowers, nursery stock and seeds, consisting of Ayres giant sweet peas, Ayres improved Grand Rapids lettuce, Ayres sunny slope Nasturtium and many others.  Employ from 10 to 40 persons, depending upon the season of year and enjoy a heavy trade in cut flowers in and about Kansas City.  Seed are sold throughout America and considerable export trade reported lately.  We have just completed three large greenhouses of 12,000 square feet at our farm on South Chrysler road, to be used as an experimental station for the purpose of originating and improving flowers and vegetables.

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