Meek’s was founded in 1919 in Springfield, Missouri and now we’re officially turning 100!

Just for fun, Meek’s is officially as old as:

  • Grand Canyon National Park (Established as a national park in 1919)
  • Treaty of Versailles (signed June 28 in France, ending WWI and establishing the League of Nations)
  • The book “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” by V. Blasco Ibanez
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not! (first appears as a cartoon under this title in The New York Globe on October 16)
  • The words copacetic, wonky, semi-trailer, radio, supercharge, heavy-lifting, penne, offline, chai, ad-lib, and bagel were just a few of the 309 words added in 1919 to the Oxford English Dictionary
  • The longest Tour de France race to date (3,455 miles)
  • Hotel Pennsylvania (Manhattan, New York)

We have a lot of fun things planned to celebrate the last century of business.

We’ll be sharing highlights of the last 100 Years all year long, so stay tuned! Be sure you’re following us on Instagram and Facebook for all of the #throwbacks we’ll be sharing!

Here’s to the next 100 years with the best customers a company could ask for!

 

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