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1908
Clay Skaggs (Center) in 1908 - Age 20
His first retail business
Main St. - Solomon, KS

1920
Clay Skaggs (Left) - 1920
Men's Clothing
Main St. - Solomon, KS

1921
Clay Skaggs - 1921-1931
Men's Clothing
123 S. Main St. - Pratt

1936
In 1936 Clay Skaggs' Grocery was located in the Ford Building shown on the left. Today, electronics are located in the same building. The Lond Cafe on the right is now the location of appliances.
Yaples hotel is the present location of
Skaggs Ace Hardware.

1952
Curt Skaggs
1952-1972
217 S. Main - Pratt, KS

Present
Current Skaggs Location
1st & Main St. - Pratt, KS

Generations
Three generations follow in the footsteps of Clay Skaggs. Curt and Beth (center) joined Curt's father in 1945 and associated with Ace Hardware in 1959. His son, Gary along with his wife Bette (left), joined the business in 1969 and they moved the combined Hardware and Appliance business to its present location at 101 South Main in 1973. Gary's son, William (Bill) and his wife Kim (right), joined the business in 1989
and they enlarged. They continue to expand today.