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H. D. Lee

(1849-1928)

  • After success in oil business, moved to Salina for health and business opportunities
  • Established H.D. Lee Mercantile Company
  • Lee’s garment factory created one-piece overalls used in World War I
  • Clothing line expanded to include Lee Rider Jeans
  • Lee established several other Salina businesses

Photo courtesy Smoky Hill Museum

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