Rolla White was one of many successful business owners in early Grove City. After he retired from owning a business, he couldn’t stay away from the retail trade so he accepted a job at the M. V. Kegg & Son store.
Kegg operated a dry goods store and was mentioned in a story that appeared in the Columbus Citizen on Feb. 12, 1926 written by C. W. LaRoe. LaRoe wrote a regular column called Little Visits with Columbus Neighbors. White was quoted in the article as telling all who entered Kegg’s store were told that Grove City was “the garden spot of America.” The story said nothing else about why White felt that way.