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1973: Eldridge Coop builds 137-foot-tall elevators

Compiled by Erin M. Gentz
Posted 9/6/23

Sept. 5, 1973: Construction was nearly complete on two new grain elevators at the Eldridge Cooperative Company. The elevators stood 137 feet tall, and two work crews alternated 12-hour shifts for eight days to keep construction moving. A new dryer would be able to handle 2,000 bushels per hour.

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