From the “Coulee City News,” Coulee City, WA
January 24, 1947
Shortage of boxcars is holding up shipment of wheat from Coulee City, Guy Stafford, manager of the Centennial elevator, reported last week.
A large amount of wheat may be carried over into the next harvest season, he said.
Centennial loaded 11 cars in November, six in December and 12 so far in January, and now has about 250,000 bushels of wheat on hand. Mr. Stafford estimated that there is about 100,000 bushels of wheat stored on farms in addition to that in elevators here.