Sunday, September 7, 2008

Grain And Stock Trade Of Chicago

We Learn that the Messrs. Fairbanks have set in the elevators in this city, during the last year, about seventy of their five hundred bushel hopper scales, and several smaller ones. Each of these can be loaded to its full capacity and the load discharged in a few minutes, which shows something of the immense amount of grain which can be weighted upon them. They have also set, at the different stock yards in the city, five of their stock scales, with platforms of sufficient size to weigh a whole car load at once, which must add greatly to the facilities for shipping live stock from this market. – Chicago Tribune.

– Published in the Stark County News, January 22, 1863

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