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ID#: RRP277
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Glass Category:Liquor advertising
Glass Type:Thin-walled shot
Label Type:Blue-green etched, gold rim
Dimensions:2-3/16" x 2" x 1-9/16"
Edmonson:HSG, p. 79, entry #2
State:MO
City:Kansas City
Notes:
Green Mountain Distilling Co. listed from 1884-1916.

EJ Reefer (my great uncle) and Max Charles Reefer (my great grandfather) founded the business. E J Reefer lived near 58th and Brookside Rd. in Kansas City, MO. Max Reefer and his wife lived at 37th and Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO. My paternal grandparents, Jack and Arene, died in 1920 as a result of the final phase of the flu epidemic, leaving my father and his brother orphaned at ages 4 and 7 respectively. The family were non-drinkers and supported Prohibition! (submitted by an anonymous visitor to the site, 7-24-2009)

An ad from Munsey's magazine dated 1900 lists warehouses in St. Louis, Kansas City, Louisville and Chicago.

Brand names used by this company include: "Gold Medal", "Green Mountain Rye", "Real Kentucky Royal", "Smoky Hollow Rye", and "Tastewell."

Company name timeline:
Green Mountain Distillery (1900-1904), Green Mountain Distillery Co. (1905-1913), Reefer's Green Mountain Distillery Co. (1914-1915), Green Mountain Distillery Co. (1915), Green Mountain Distilling Co. (1916)

Address timeline:
1416 Grand Ave (1900), 1612-1618 Main (1901-1915), 1710A Main (1916)

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