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Cannon Quarry loading towers117 viewsThe CB&Q served this quarry, a spur presumably was here to switch cars for ballast & stone. There was also a small station, presumably for workers since Elsberry is only another mile further. We used to explore the deserted equipment here back in the '80s
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Cannon Quarry bluffs104 viewsThere are caves dug back into the limestone bluffs that were used to extract stone. We used to go inside and shoot bottle rockets at each other.
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Cannon Quarry loading bins103 viewsThere used to be a spur to this quarry from the CB&Q mainline.
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Abandoned buildings and equipment, Cannon Quarry253 viewsAnother photo of the remnants of the old Cannon Quarry.
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Old Glove Factory110 viewsTaken in 2007, you can see the changes in the factory over 60 years.
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Glove plant at Elsberry327 viewsThe glove plant in Elsberry, Missouri, in the 1940s. This plant is now apartments.
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Galloway Bros Feed129 viewsBuilt in 1880 by the Elsberry Milling Company, it was purchased by the Hannibal Milling Company in 1895. They owned the property until 1933, when they leased it to David Galloway. He then purchased the mill in 1940.
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Galloway Bros Feed142 viewsDavid Galloway operated the Galloway Grain Company until 1943 when he asked his brother Ralph to join him. The name then changed to Galloway Brothers. In 1962, Ralph bought out his brother and changed the name again to Galloway Brothers, Inc. The business continued until Ralph died in the year 2000.
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Galloway Bros burned 2004350 viewsUnfortunately, through the careless regard with which some people hold history, the 120 year old mill burned to the ground in January, 2004.
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Galloway Bros feed336 viewsThis is the rear of the old feed mill, circa 1880. Note the boxcar loading chutes, and the mill was never equipped to handle covered hoppers.
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Galloway Bros feed rear view266 viewsAnother view looking south. Note that the grain elevator actually had not handled rail traffic for quite some time, there was no siding for the elevator even in the 1960s.
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MFA grain elevator in Elsberry263 viewsCloseup of the siding and elevator which has served Elsberry since at least the 1930s.
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MFA grain elevator...240 viewsLooking north out of Elsberry past the MFA elevator. This building is also now gone, torn down in 2014.
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Elsberry MFA grain elevator417 viewsView looking south at the siding for the elevator.
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West side of MFA Elevator397 viewsThe "truck" side of the MFA elevator is Elsberry, east side is where the rail siding is.
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Elsberry MFA grain elevator269 viewsEven this landmark was removed (the grain elevator) in the fall of 2014.
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Main street of Elsberry, MO, looking west143 viewsView from where the CB&Q station and freight house sat.
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Elsberry, MO main street looking east160 viewsThe CB&Q station/freight house is at the bottom of the hill.
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19es cbq 4-6-2 4pm northbound train elsberry mo 1911190 views
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CB&Q depot, Elsberry - 1919 - with twin Cities Express181 viewsThe St. Louis bound Twin Cities express pulls into Elsberry on a March afternoon in 1919
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