Posted By:Dennis Johnson
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Subject:Crane Sign Co., Sioux City, 1900? to 1935?
Post Date:April 26, 2006 at 01:59:28
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Forum:Woodbury County, IA Genealogy Forum
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In the 1880's one of my g/grandfathers brothers, Charles Edward Crane, started the Crane Sign Company in Centerville, South Dakota. He moved it to Vermillion, South Dakota and then to Sioux City, Iowa. It remained there for a long time, and is now the Avery Brothers Sign Company.
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I tried looking in the Polk directories in the Sioux City library and it appears that the name changed from Crane to Avery in the mid 1930's.
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Anyone know the story on the Crane Sign Company and the whereabouts of Charles Edward Crane?