From Timber to Technology, Ritter's Founder Cleared Path to Entrepreneurship by Luke Jones Posted 7/8/2013 12:00 am Updated 4 years ago From a 19th-century country mercantile store to its internet business today, the company Ernest Ritter founded has survived for more than 100 years, thanks to his entrepreneurship. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access stories older than 15 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.