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This is a photograph of Frederick Carl Zimmerman who was born in Saxony, Prussia, December 29, 1833 and died in Dodge City on January 20, 1888. He arrived in Dodge City in July 1872, where Zimmerman started a gunsmith business on Front Street in a building next to George Hoover's store. Later, Zimmerman built a hardware, general merchandise and lumber business out of his gunsmith store. The F.C. Zimmermann Hardware store was one of the most profitable Dodge City businesses well into the 20th century. He was a leader among the German population and served as founding president of the German Immigration Society. He was also elected county commissioner several times, and was one of the first three commissioners when Ford County was established in 1873. He was on the first school board. He served two terms as county treasurer in the late 1870's.

Date: Between 1890 and 1899

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Item Number: 307789
Call Number: B Zimmerman, Frederick C. *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 307789

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