Spickard Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 40° 14.664 W 093° 35.745
15T E 449328 N 4455053
When the Railroad left, then Interstates drew traffic elsewhere, this town began to die.
Waymark Code: WMJA06
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 10/17/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Geo Ferret
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Copunty of Marker: Grundy County
Location of Marker: In small park on N. 2nd St, near Jefferson St., Spickard
Marker Erected by: Centennial Commission
Population of Spickard in 2010 census: 254
Date Marker Erected: 1996
Marker Text:

Founded in 1840 on land owned by Geo. A. Spickard for whom it was named. Originally an important shipping point on the Rock Island R.R. It was incorporated in 1871. Spickardsville later shortened to Spickard.

Some History:
Pete Taylor owned a canning plant in nearby Spickard, Missouri that canned tomatoes and other produce raised by local farmers. Taylor needed a cleaner water source than Spickard could provide so he moved his operation to a building a half block south of the east end of the 17th Street bridge in Trenton. Taylor quickly outgrew this building. He bought land to the east and began building the Trenton Foods Canning Plant. Taylor was bought out by Carnation (trademark) which was in turn was bought by Nestle. In 1998 the plant was acquired by ConAgra. The plant is the largest employer in the county and cans a variety of products including nacho cheese, chili, Vienna sausages, institutional foods, gravy, in the Libby's food line and other brands.
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