Here I think you need some background music for this. Download
Ok, that’s better. The Cash (as it was known) employed thousands in its original hometown of Dayton, O. It was a pretty scary operation back in the day. There are some amazing photos floating around of the early days of the company. Especially these from the Library of Congress (that top one has also been featured on Shorpy) and some pretty great ephemera type images like the ones below that are from this site. The exercising pictures could be my favorite. But, like I was saying, The Cash dominated way back when. Sherman Anti-Trust and everything. That’s why I pulled out the scary music from There Will Be Blood.