Barney Kroger was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1860. As a young man, he embarked on a career in grocery sales, establishing the Great Western Tea Company in 1883. This business eventually became the first of many stores that operated under the Kroger name. Kroger renamed his stores after himself in 1902, when he formally established the Kroger Grocery and Baking Company.
Once Castro took over the control of the island in 1959 it became impossible for most Cubans to obtain permission to buy cars. Therefore, like white Rhinos in fear of extinction, people take great care to preserve the the vintage gems that dot the Cuban highways. Playas del Este, 2006. - Photito - travel photography - http://www.cuba-junky.com