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Hyer Boot Company in Olathe, Kansas

This is a photograph showing employees standing in front of the Hyer Boot and Shoe Factory in Olathe, Kansas. The company was founded by Charles H. Hyer, the son of an immigrant German shoemaker, who arrived in Leavenworth in 1870 and worked, for a time, building railroads. He soon moved to Olathe and got a job teaching shoe and harness making at the Kansas School for the Deaf. With money he saved, he opened his own shoemaking shop in Olathe and asked his brother, Ed, to join him in running the business. In the years that followed that first satisfied cowboy, the Hyers developed a measurement chart to send out with their flyers that enabled customers, even cowboys at the remotest ranches, to order custom made boots to fit their precise size and fashion preference. The business blossomed and, by 1900, it had grown from two employees to 15. During World War I, the Hyers made boots for the officers at Fort Leavenworth and at Camp Funston. By the 1960s more than 70 people were busy making boots for a worldwide clientele.

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Hyer Brothers Boots and Shoes in Olathe, Kansas

Ross's 20th Century Studio

This is a photograph showing employees at Hyer Brothers Boots and Shoes in Olathe, Kansas. In the front row are (left to right) Bill Hyer, Charles Hyer, Charles H. Hyer and Ed Hyer. Charles H. Hyer, the son of an immigrant German shoemaker, arrived in Leavenworth in 1870 and worked, for a time, building railroads. He soon moved to Olathe and got a job teaching shoe and harness making at the Kansas School for the Deaf. With money he saved, he opened his own shoemaking shop in Olathe and asked his brother, Ed, to join him in running the business. In the years that followed, the Hyers developed a measurement chart to send out with their flyers that enabled customers, even cowboys at the remotest ranches, to order custom made boots to fit their precise size and fashion preference. The business blossomed and, by 1900, it had grown from two employees to 15. During World War I, the Hyers made boots for the officers at Fort Leavenworth and at Camp Funston. By the 1960s more than 70 people were busy making boots for a worldwide clientele.

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Olathe Cow Boy Boots in Olathe, Kansas

Roberds

This is a photograph showing employees of Olathe Cow Boy Boots (a.k.a. Hyer Boot Company). Charles H. Hyer, the son of an immigrant German shoemaker, arrived in Leavenworth in 1870 and worked, for a time, building railroads. He soon moved to Olathe and got a job teaching shoe and harness making at the Kansas School for the Deaf. With money he saved, he opened his own shoemaking shop in Olathe and asked his brother, Ed, to join him in running the business. In the years that followed that first satisfied cowboy, the Hyers developed a measurement chart to send out with their flyers that enabled customers, even cowboys at the remotest ranches, to order custom made boots to fit their precise size and fashion preference. The business blossomed and, by 1900, it had grown from two employees to 15. During World War I, the Hyers made boots for the officers at Fort Leavenworth and at Camp Funston. By the 1960s more than 70 people were busy making boots for a worldwide clientele.

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C. H. Hyer's Boot and Shoes in Olathe, Kansas

This is a photograph showing the interior of C. H. Hyer's Boot and Shoes in Olathe, Kansas. Charles H. Hyer, the son of an immigrant German shoemaker, arrived in Leavenworth in 1870 and worked, for a time, building railroads. He soon moved to Olathe and got a job teaching shoe and harness making at the Kansas School for the Deaf. With the money he saved, he opened his own shoemaking shop in Olathe and asked his brother, Ed, to join him in running the business. In the years that followed, the Hyers developed a measurement chart to send out with their flyers that enabled customers, even cowboys at the remotest ranches, to order custom made boots to fit their precise size and fashion preference. The business blossomed and, by 1900, it had grown from two employees to 15. During World War I, the Hyers made boots for the officers at Fort Leavenworth and at Camp Funston. By the 1960s more than 70 people were busy making boots for a worldwide clientele.

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Ed Hyer

Huffman, J. B.

This is a cabinet card photograph showing Ed Hyer. He joined his brother Charles H. Hyer in the Hyer Brothers Boots and Shoes in Olathe, Kansas. The business blossomed and, by 1900, it had grown from two employees to 15. During World War I, the Hyers made boots for the officers at Fort Leavenworth and at Camp Funston. Later, it was known as the Hyer Boot Company. By the 1960s more than 70 people were busy making boots for a worldwide clientele.

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Charles H. Hyer

This is a photograph of Charles H. Hyer, who owned The Hyer Boot Company. Hyer, the son of an immigrant German shoemaker, settled in Leavenworth in 1870 and worked, for a time, building railroads. He soon moved to Olathe and got a job teaching shoe and harness making at the Kansas School for the Deaf. With money he saved, he opened his own shoemaking shop in Olathe and asked his brother, Ed, to join him in running the business. In the years that followed, the Hyers developed a measurement chart to send out with their flyers that enabled customers, even cowboys at the remotest ranches, to order custom made boots to fit their precise size and fashion preference. The business blossomed and, by 1900, it had grown from two employees to 15. During World War I, the Hyers made boots for the officers at Fort Leavenworth and at Camp Funston. By the 1960s more than 70 people were busy making boots for a worldwide clientele. This photograph was taken while Hyer, a Republican, was serving in the 1911 Kansas House of Representatives representating District 10 from Olathe, Kansas.

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Hyer Boot Company employees in Olathe, Kansas

This photograph shows employees working at the Hyer Boot Company, Olathe, Kansas. Charles H. Hyer, the son of an immigrant German shoemaker, arrived in Leavenworth in 1870 and worked, for a time, building railroads. He soon moved to Olathe and got a job teaching shoe and harness making at the Kansas School for the Deaf. With the money he saved, he opened his own shoemaking shop in Olathe and asked his brother, Ed, to join him in running the business. In the years that followed, the Hyers developed a measurement chart to send out with their flyers that enabled customers, even cowboys at the remotest ranches, to order custom made boots to fit their precise size and fashion preference. The business blossomed and, by 1900, it had grown from two employees to 15. During World War I, the Hyers made boots for the officers at Fort Leavenworth and at Camp Funston. By the 1960s more than 70 people were busy making boots for a worldwide clientele.

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Olathe Cow Boy Boot factory in Olathe, Kansas

This is a photograph showing bootmakers at the Olathe Cow Boy Boot factory in Olathe, Kansas.

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Charles Henry Hyer

Colville, Photographer

This is a photograph of Charles Henry Hyer, who owned The Hyer Boot Company. Hyer, the son of an immigrant German shoemaker, settled in Leavenworth in 1870 and worked, for a time, building railroads. He soon moved to Olathe and got a job teaching shoe and harness making at the Kansas School for the Deaf. With money he saved, he opened his own shoemaking shop in Olathe and asked his brother, Ed, to join him in running the business. In the years that followed, the Hyers developed a measurement chart to send out with their flyers that enabled customers, even cowboys at the remotest ranches, to order custom made boots to fit their precise size and fashion preference. The business blossomed and, by 1900, it had grown from two employees to 15. During World War I, the Hyers made boots for the officers at Fort Leavenworth and at Camp Funston. By the 1960s more than 70 people were busy making boots for a worldwide clientele. This photograph was taken while Hyer, a Republican, was serving in the 1911 Kansas House of Representatives representating District 10 from Olathe, Kansas.

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Celebration at Hyer Boot Company in Olathe, Kansas

Here two photographs show Earl Hawkins celebrating 50 years with the Hyer Boot Company in Olathe, Kansas. Pictured left to right are Edith Hyer, Anna Hawkins, A. E. Hyer, Earl Hawkins, Amelia Hyer, and C. A. Hyer; and in the second photograph, Anna Hawkins, Earl Hawkins, Amelia Hyer and C. A. Hyer.

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