Skidmore Stats, October 1908

Skidmore, Missouri was a busy place in 1908, as we see from this report in the November 12, 1908 Skidmore New Era on page 1:

103 Cars in October.
Following is a list of freight in car lots handled by Skidmore during the month of October, kindly given us by Agent G. L. Owen:
Out Freight
Emigrant – 1
Apples – 15
Corn – 2
Wheat – 1
Cattle – 25
Hogs – 8
Sheep – 2
Total cars – 54
In Freight
Brick – 1
Cement – 2
Hard coal – 1
Soft coal – 4
Flour – 2
Cattle – 23
Horses – 1
Sheep – 4
Lumber – 7
Salt – 1
Barrels – 3
Total cars – 49
Besides this, there were tons of merchandise and freight which came in less than car lots of which there is nothing said.

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