Western History / Genealogy > Commerce and Industry

Commerce and Industry

The settlement and development of the West is partly a story of business, manufacturing, services, real estate and finance. From the earliest times enterprising individuals capitalized on the constant flow of newcomers and the growth of cities and towns.

X-10438,  X-13642, Z-1388


People worked hard at every imaginable trade to fuel the flow of supply and demand.

X-23929,  X-24538, X-61322

A record of this commerce and industry can be found in books, manuscripts, trade publications, and other materials in the Western History / Genealogy Department.

MCC-4094,  X-22825,  X-24188

The comforts and entertainments industries flourished in both towns and cities. Many fascinating stories of these businesses are part of our collections.

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Researchers find a variety of resources that add to the understanding of the development of marketing and of consumer and producer interaction.

X-2941,  X-24101,  MCD-5


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