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‘The Bean King’ ran a bustling produce business in Albion

Posted 5 July 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian

ALBION – In this post card view from around 1910 we see the Lewis E. Sands Company.

Sands was known as “The Bean King.” His produce business was located north of the railroad tracks at West Academy Street in Albion.

Here we notice a box car which is probably about to be loaded with sacks of beans off the horse drawn wagon.

A number of employees appear to be posing from the windows of the building.