H.W. Buckbee Catalog Request Postcard - 1905
More Information about Hiram W. Buckbee can be found in the "People of Interest" Section of this Site
Partial View of Buckbee's Seed Warehouses, Greenhouses and Trial Grounds
The results of planting Buckbee's "Full of Life" Seeds". The Buckbee Homestead was at 1405 Kishwaukee Street at the corner of what is now known as Buckbee Street. Growing acreage covered over 15,000 acres and the buildings had over 350,000 square feet of working space.
Rockford was once home to many major mail order seed and plant wholesalers. Roland H. Shumway, Hiram W. Buckbee, Alneer Brothers, and Condon Brothers.
H.W. Buckbee Seeds, was started in 1871 on the Buckbee homestead by Hiram W. Buckbee when he embarked in the venture of selling cabbage plants as a boy and gradually expanded his business into the corporation of H. W. Buckbee, Rockford Seed Farms and Forest City Greenhouses. His brother John T. Buckbee joined the seed company later and was associated for many years. On March 4, 1927 John T. Buckbee was elected as a Republican to the Seventieth and to the four succeeding Congresses. He served until his death in Rockford, Illinois April 23, 1936. Hiram W. Buckbee would pass away in 1921. Both were buried in Greenwood Cemetery.
Buckbee's New Early Sunrise Sweet Corn. Buckbee's advertised heavily in farm magazines and by post card to promote new products and their catalogs.
Buckbee's Famous Flowers - A partial view of our Carnation Greenhouses at Holiday Time. H.W. Buckbee, Rockford Seed Farms, Forest City Greenhouses, Wholesale Seeds, Plants, Bulbs, Cut Flowers
Rockford Seed Companys
Buckbee Seed Company
Growing Buckbee's "Full Of Life" Peas on Rockford Seed Farms
Growing Buckbee's Pedigreed "Full Of Life" Onion Seeds On Rockford Seed Farms
Growing Buckbee's "Full Of Life" Pansies on Rockford Seed Farms
Growing Buckbee's "Full Of Life" Nasturtiums on Rockford Seed Farms
Growing Buckbee's "Full Of Life" Musk Melons on Rockford Seed Farms
Growing Buckbee's "Full Of Life" Sweet Peas on Rockford Seed Farms
Growing Buckbee's American Beauty Roses
Growing Buckbee's New Shady Hydrangea "Hills Of Snow"
Growing Buckbee's Great Ruby Strawberries on Rockford Seed Farms
Growing Buckbee's Christmas King Cabbage on Rockford Seed Farms
Growing Buckbee's Famous Beefsteak Tomatoes
For Seed On Rockford Seed Farms
Growing Buckbee's Green Beans
Buckbee's Christmas King The Best Late Cabbage
Buckbee's Genuine Perfected "Monte Cristo" Watermelon
Buckbee's Famous Prize Winning Chrysanthemums
Buckbee's New Illinois Honey Dew
H.W. Buckbee's Prosperity Tomato
Buckbee's Seed Warehouse, 600 Buckbee Street
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