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This picture shows Burns and Bill Hesse, brothers and lifetime Rossville, Kansas, residents. They succeeded their father, William, in the family business, Hesse Lumber Company.

The J. Thomas Lumber Company started in Rossville in the 1880s. James B. Hall was manager for several years and in 1909 Mr. Vawter became manager. William Hesse started work at the yard in 1925, and in 1932 bought a half interest in the business and,…
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