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Elsberry in Lincoln County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Old Mill and Grain Elevator Site

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 14, 2020
1. Old Mill and Grain Elevator Site Marker
Inscription.  

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. In 1943, 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 mill 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".

From The History of Elsberry 1673-1955 by Congressman Clarence Cannon


 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location.
Old Mill and Grain Elevator Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 14, 2020
2. Old Mill and Grain Elevator Site Marker
Looking south
39° 9.975′ N, 90° 46.831′ W. Marker is in Elsberry, Missouri, in Lincoln County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 79) and Broadway, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 South Main Street, Elsberry MO 63343, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Great Flood" Clean-up Volunteers (approx. 12 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 12 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 15.4 miles away); Woods Fort (approx. 16.9 miles away); Troy (approx. 16.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Galloway Brothers History. (Submitted on September 16, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. A Brief History of Elsberry, Missouri. (Submitted on September 16, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 16, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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