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1918

As competition grows, coffee is no longer lucrative to sell. Owning one of the few coffee roasters in the city of San Antonio, the Liberto family becomes famous for roasted Virginia peanuts (the JUMBOs). The business, located near a train station, begins to sell...
1921

1921

Frank Liberto & Co. delivery truck decorated for Trades Day Parade during Fiesta San Jacinto. Business sells 400,000lbs of roasted peanuts. (First distribution truck).
1921

1921

Liberto building at 701 N. Flores. Left to right: Sam Liberto, Enrico Liberto, and Angelina Rinando Liberto. Photographed in San Antonio, TX.
1926

1926

Liberto building on Durango St. and Flores St.

1929-1931

Stock market crashes in 1929 and the era of the Great Depression begins hitting San Antonio in 1931.
1933

1933

Frank G. Liberto, son of Enrico and Antoinette Liberto, is born.

1933

Rosario Liberto struggles with the Great Depression and eventually files for bankruptcy. Rosario later pays all his suppliers back to the penny.
1934

1934

Enrico “Rico” Liberto restarts the tradition of running a family grocery store and sells institutional wholesale foods and imported spices, peanuts, and sno-cones under the name Liberto Specialty Co. in San Antonio, TX. Liberto building on Main...