National Geographic : 1918 Dec
THIS load of roast beef, life stock from farms in the vicinity of Indian apolis, Ind., is on its way over one of the concrete roads of Marion Co. to the Indian apolis stockyards. Before the combination of motor trucks and concrete roads existed in Marion Co., farmers in the vicinity of Indianapolis had to sell live stock to dealers, who bought enough cattle in the neighborhood to make a carload for shipment to Indianapolis. What the concrete roads leading to Indianapolis have done for stock raisers is best told by Joseph Jackson, one of the prominent farmers of Lebanon, Indiana. Read what he says: "During the past few months concrete necessary to include animalsstill underfull weight. roads have enabled me to ship live stock direct to "Shipping by truck would be expensive the yards by motor truck, eliminating the middle over poor roads and often impossible. Over con man and saving me his profit, crete you can keep your trucks going the year "It also saves shrinkage in weight of the round, with the least wear and tear and with a cattle, caused by loading, shipping and unloading minimum of gasoline. from freight cars, and I can ship as often as I have Concrete roads and motor trucks are stock ready for the market, without waiting to and will be hereafter a great aid to the farmer get together a carload, which often makes it shipping produce and live stock to the market." You see that roast beef may depend on concrete roads-that roads are a great factor in regular distribution of food products. Read again the second paragraph of Mr. Jackson's letter above. It gives some of the reasons why Concrete Roads PAY PORTLAND CEMENT AssOCIATION Atlanta Denver Indianapolis Milwaukee New York Salt Lake City Chicago Dallas Detroit Parkersburg Washington Seattle Helena Kansas City Minneapolis Pittsburgh F CONCRETE FOR PERMANENCE "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."