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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 24, 2014

The Ledger examines new elevator ... in 1876

By Verda Baird | Aug 21, 2014

In reading old newspapers for genealogy, I spotted one I just have to share with your readers from the Ledger dated June 20, 1876.

– Verda Baird, Fairfield

 

“The New Elevator”

We were up at the B & M Depot the other day, and while there examined the new elevator now being erected by Mr. Templeton. It is directly on the track, and has all the modern conveniences for loading and unloading grain rapidly.

The main building is 32 x 48 feet, with a shed 26 x 28. The height from the ground to the eaves is 35, and to the extreme height of 55 feet. There are 16 bins capable of holding nearly 16,000 bushels of grain.

There are two of the celebrated Fairbanks scales, of the latest improved styles. One of them will weigh 6,000 pounds, and is to be used in weighing grain from the wagon to the elevator; the other will weigh 24,000 pounds, and will be used weighing grain from the elevator to the cars. The entire building is strong and substantial, and is creditable to the builders and those having it erected.

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