This Dawson County, Nebraska 1920 Livestock Directory is presented as part of the
Dawson County NEGenWeb Project
and the MARDOS Memorial Library Collection.

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   It is located in the southwest corner of the county, on the Highline of the Burlington, and has all the good things a town should have--city water, electric light, four churches, twelve-grade high school and $520,000 bank deposits. It is the home of the Highline Stock Sales Company, which owns one of the most convenient and serviceable sale pavilions in the county. Here is also the Highline Shorthorn Breeders Association, which has held sales in Farnam for ten years, having a membership of thirty.

   The Highline Hereford Breeders Association, which is younger in years, comprises all Hereford breeders from Holdrege, Neb., to Sterling, Colo.

   Six hundred real live Americans.


   Among all the activities in this very active age, no struggle is more sharp than of the first-rate to be found out and of the second-rate not to be. That is why it happens that Lexington seizes this opportunity to strip itself of the robes of pretense and to stand before you revealed. Lexington believes it can stand the test of careful inspection. If you will but come with us a moment we will take Lexington apart and see what makes it tick. Of course the main spring, which is the source of all energy to the industrial and professional activity of Lexington, is its surrounding country. The section upon section of productive farming and stock raising lands tributary to Lexington bear an acute relationship to the prosperity of this city. It has made possible the Lexington Flour Mills, the largest modern mills in Nebraska, and whose products are bringing to Lexington a reputation worthy the emulation of any city. Our alfalfa mill is an institution but recently established here and is doing a capacity business. Three banks show total resources, May 15, 1920, of $2,011,164.29, and total deposits of $1,310,666.79. The phenomenal growth of bank deposits in Lexington is an evidence of the rapid development of our city. Lexington derives its light and power from the plant of the United Electric Company located in Lexington and which also supplies light and power to Cozad, Overton and Elm Creek. An ice plant, concrete plant, monument works, bread and bakery products and cigars are a few of the more important manufacturing industries of our city, and nearly every business and professional activity is ably represented. Four miles of brick and concrete paving is laid or is nearing completion at this time and all signs point to a rapid and extensive continuation of paving projects for next spring and summer.

   Lexington reflects with considerable pride upon its beautiful court house and surrounding grounds. Its architecture is in keeping with our beautiful city and Dawson county is proud that its county seat is located in Lexington.

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