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Effner, Indiana -- That's where the grain elevator is. The town itself is across the state line in Illinois!

In 1922, this elevator replaced the original structure which was damaged by a wind storm. The National Grain Journal reported that its owner, the Sheldon Farmers Co-operative Elevator Company, would tear down the old elevator and build a new one. The elevator was to have 25,000 bushel storage capacity and be covered with galvanized sheet iron. The following year, elevator manager J.B. Worsham wrote a letter to the American Co-operative Manager, mentioning the new elevator was constructed at a cost of $17,000. The original elevator was constructed in the early 1890s by the partnership of R.G. Risser and Warren Terry McCray.

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