Courtesy of the Odessa Historisches Museum.
The Hoyt-Delany grain warehouse at Lamona was typical of every other grain building in the Big Bend in that it was designed to be able to store 50 lb sacks of wheat from the farm. The farmer making the delivery in the foreground was like most every other farmer, manually sacking grain on his farm for delivery to the warehouse. Sacks were then loaded on boxcars for shipment. Bulk shipment of grain didn’t become common until the 1970s.