1889 – Founded LaConner Trading & Transportation Company

“You don’t get rich working on a steamboat… you get rich owning steamboats.”  Joshua Green approached Jacob Furth about borrowing $5,000 to buy a good stern-wheeler and a scow.  Furth stated “I think you’ll pay it back” at which point Joshua Green, Sam Denny, Peter Falk, and Frank Zikmund were in business.

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