A History of McClelland Tobacco Company

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Strike Anywhere

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Nov 9, 2011
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So glad to read this. Bittersweet. I hope this is saved/published on other sites in case we ever have database issues here. I would have paid a good amount to be able to tour their “little” factory.

 

ron123

Part of the Furniture Now
Jan 28, 2015
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I think it said that Mary McNeil was going to be taking art classes.

Thanks, sablebrush52. You're right.
Here it is:

The future will be much different for the McNiels. Mary, who did the artwork for many of the company's tins, including the Frog Morton series, may be attending the Kansas City Art Institute in the very near future. And Mike, who loves "the so-called lower animals," will be working at the Kansas City Zoo. "It's one of my favorite places on Earth," he says. "I called them up and said, 'I'm going to work for you, and I'm going to pay you $10 an hour for the privilege.'" They accepted. It's hard to say no to Mike McNiel.

Farewell McClelland Article

Thanks, jvnshr. That's it. Great read!

 

renfield

Lifer
Oct 16, 2011
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Kansas
Classy, talented, hard-working people making a great product and calling it quits on their own terms after nearly a half century of excellence and success. You gotta respect that.
So in what part of the zoo will Mike be on display? ;-)

 

wyfbane

Lifer
Apr 26, 2013
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Tennessee
What a wonderful story. You can tell they enjoyed their time with the company. I wish them that same joy in their future endeavors!

 

jvnshr

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Sep 4, 2015
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Here is a picture of them with Brian Levine
brian-mike-mary.jpg

Brian Levine (seated), Mike & Mary McNiel at the 2012 Kansas City Pipe Show
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madox07

Lifer
Dec 12, 2016
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Thanks for the post, guy. Finally in all the McClleland craze, some educational material :puffy:

 
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