Vidette-Messenger of Porter County from Valparaiso, Indiana on June 18, 1963 · 5
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Vidette-Messenger of Porter County from Valparaiso, Indiana · 5

Valparaiso, Indiana
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Tuesday, June 18, 1963
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Tuesday, June 18, 1963 Ih Vldcth HwcnQcr, Valparaiso, hi $ OUR 20th .ANNIVERSARY..; JUNE 1943 On June 9, 1943, Landgrebe Motor Transport purchased the A. J. Gratton Motor Service, Valparaiso's first motor freight line. The purchase marked the first step to be taken by Landgrebe Motor Transport to bring to Valparaiso and this area a freight service designed to give adequate and efficient service for a growing community. THE YEAR 1908 A familiar sight on the streets of Valparaiso fifty-five years ago was this grocery wagon (pictured at right) which was owned by Ed. Landgrebe, Sr., who is shown standing in doorway of grocery store. Mr. Landgrebe, better known as Ed., is the father of Earl Landgrebe, president of Landgrebe Motor Transport. As shown in picture, it is a family trait to be in the delivery business. K - " JUNE 1963 A familiar sight today on the streets of Valparaiso is the ' BIG RIG" (pictured to left) which has a capacity of 25 tons and is used in transporting all types of cargo to and from this city. Also in the picture to the left is Senator Earl Landgrebe (owner of Landgrebe. Motor Transport) along with his son, Ron, who serves as assistant manager of the firm. TODAY - TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 1063 Today, Landgrebe Motor Transport maintains a Valparaiso Terminal for receiving incoming and out-going cargo. Shown at the right are 7 of the 25 trucks and Semi's and 9 of the 32 persons required to handle the hundreds of shipments to and from this community each day. - The Landgrebe Motor Transport, in celebrating its twentieth anniversary, is deeply appreciative of the confidence and patronage extended to it by the citizens and business people of this community. Your pfitronage has made the firm's steady growth possible. The ownership and management look forward to serving this community with the same efficient service that has been given in the past. r .gSTSm.v '"'li " "i"'""'''1 - : LANDG REBE I iOTOR TRANSPOR T, Inc. Daily Freight Forwarding Service To and From Chicago With Inner Line Connections and Through Rates To Nearly Every Point In U.S.A. Located On State Road 130 West ' Phone HO 2-4181 Local Agent For 15 Years For North American Van Lines - The World Wide Household Movers

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