Author's Rendition of a Hussey's Special Message Post Messenger En Route

Long before the days of email, faxes, Federal Express, and electronic wire transfers there existed Hussey's Instant Special Message Post. The brainchild of George Tuttle Hussey, his business provided same day delivery service of important documents and negotiable instruments...
John Hanna Tobacconist, Detroit, Michigan

As early as the middle of the 16th Century, less than 100 years after Columbus’ journey to the new world, tobacco was readily farmed and consumed by Europeans who voyaged and settled in the Americas. Long cultivated by Native Americans, Europeans quickly adopted a knack for growing it...

Henry D. Higgins was one of the earliest settlers of Mishawaka Indiana. Born on his father’s farm near Syracuse New York in 1822, Higgins was a grandchild of a Revolutionary War veteran who emigrated to America from England. His father, William Higgins, was raised by an uncle in New York

Mid 19th Century America was a golden time of entrepreneurship, invention, innovation, and gutsy determination. Men like Winchester, Edison, Westinghouse, and Eastman all started out with nearly nothing.  But through hard work and perseverence,  their legacies left indelible marks in their respective industries. Such is also the case with Warren Packard and John R. Packard,