Old Mill and Grain Elevator Site - Elsberry, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 39° 09.982 W 090° 46.835
15S E 691742 N 4337584
Quick Description: Train track still here and in use, but the elevators and depots are gone.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/22/2017 5:48:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMVHN6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods
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Long Description:

County of marker: Lincoln County
Location of marker: MO-79 @ Broadway, near the train tracks, Elsberry
Text of marerk from The History of Elsberry, 1673-1955, by Congressman Clarence Cannon

Text:

Old Mill and Grain Elevator Site
The Elsberry Milling Co., was founded in 1880 to deal in grain and manufacture flour. The mills location was chosen because the area was known for producing high-grade, soft red wheat. The nearby railway supported this as a wheat buying station. The Hannibal Milling Co. bought the property in 1895 and operated the mill for the next 45 years. David F. Galloway leased it in 1933 and bought the Galloway Grain Co. property in 1940, his brother, Ralph D. Galloway (Trax) joined him in the business and it was renamed Galloway Brothers. The brothers were in partnership until 1962 when Ralph purchased Dave's interest. Galloway Brothers, Inc. would continue under Ralph's ownership until his death in 2000. The old mall and grain elevator played an important role in the economy and history of the Elsberry community. For "through the years millions of dollars worth of grain have passed through it's walls."

A historic and clear view of Gallowy Brothers Mill as preserved by Castle Graphics

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History of Mark:
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