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John Dillon

(1870 - 1957)

  • 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