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Old 03-30-2018, 07:40 PM
 
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Looking for some histories of cities across the country. Seems so many businesses are now just headquartered in NYC.
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Old 03-30-2018, 09:49 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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What businesses were headquartered in your city in the 1950's, 60's, or 70's and is now gone?
A better question would be: What businesses were headquartered in your city in the 1950s, 60s, or 70s and are now gone?
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Old 03-31-2018, 07:17 AM
 
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All of them except the Red Front and Verdiles. Cluetts, Fitzerald Brewery, Collins Lumber, Hendricks Brewery, Marshall Ray, Burden Iron Works. That's all I can remember because I was only a teen.
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Old 03-31-2018, 11:22 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Southern Pacific Railroad was headquartered in San Francisco.
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Old 04-01-2018, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Wooster, Ohio
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Rubbermaid. They still have a retail store in Wooster, but the headquarters and manufacturing left a long time ago.
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Old 04-01-2018, 08:18 AM
 
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In the Philadelphia area, Scott Paper Company, thanks Chainsaw Al.
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Old 04-01-2018, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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Bates Mill in Lewiston Maine. Up in smoke in the early 70's now just a shell of parts of the building. Also Knapp Shoe whose HQ was in MA but the main facility was Lewiston Maine.
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Old 04-01-2018, 01:28 PM
 
Location: equator
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Fleur Corp. used to have a huge complex in Orange County by the I-5 fwy. Lots more left SoCal but that's all that comes to mind right now........lots of strawberry fields near there too!
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Old 04-04-2018, 07:06 AM
 
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Grumman used to be out on the east end of Long Island, from the 50s to the 90s. According to Wikipedia they employed 23,000 at the peak. They designed and built everything from WWII style prop planes to the Apollo Lunar Module. When I was a teenager I would see F-14s flying low over the bay.
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Old 04-07-2018, 03:25 PM
 
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Montgomery Ward, Zenith Electronics, National Foods, Central Telephone, Admiral, Commuity discount, W F Hall printing; come to mind.
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