Column: Worthington was once for the birds (pigeons, especially)
WORTHINGTON — In the beginning, in the first years of the oldest area communities, there were no grain elevators. Grain dealers built long, trackside warehouses. Grain elevators in the local region came with the last years of the 19th century. At Worthington the elevators — Hubbard, Palmer, later Nobles County Co-op — were clustered around the depot along First Avenue.
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