Soon after the railroad went through the village
the shipping pens were erected on the present site of
Stroh Oil Company. Owned by the railroads, the pens
were used by farmers for holding their livestock for
shipment to market by rail.
Some of the livestock dealers who used these
yards were Newton Goodell, who lived up on the hill
Jack Dowell and Luther Lynn. Lynn continued this
trade into the 1930s He went through the country
buying hogs until he had a carload and then shipped
them to market.
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