Sep 29, 2022

Kansas Historical Society: The beginning of Duckwall's

Posted Sep 29, 2022 7:30 AM

From the Kansas Historical Society Facebook page:

Alva Duckwall started a business in Greenleaf where he sold and repaired bicycles. He sold that business in 1901 and bought another store in Abilene selling a “little bit of everything.” Along with his brother Wilbur, Duckwall expanded the business and it became one of the most popular five and dime stores in Kansas and other states. This 1950s photo shows the Duckwall's store in Council Grove. #kansashistory