- Operated wagon and buggy repair shop in Sterling in 1890s
- Opened J.S. Dillon Cash Store in Hutchinson in 1913, a new concept to customers
- Founded Dillons and Sons Store with sons Ray and Clyde in 1917 and incorporated in 1921
- Introduced public rest rooms and off-street parking
- Operates today as part of Kroger Company
Find more information about the Dillon family in Kansapedia.
Photo courtesy Reno County Museum