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Lewis Livestock Auction: “Looking Back”

For decades, Tuesday was auction day for area farmers who raised livestock. On that day, livestock was rounded up, loaded into trailers and taken to the auction in Conway.

The first Conway livestock auction was held in October 1943. Major Lewis of Shirley and his partner, Homer Brown, would hold sales every Tuesday in J.H. Berry’s on the east side of Markham by the Old Gin building. Continue reading

Lewis Livestock Auction: “Looking Back”

Reprinted here by special permission of the author, Cindy Beckman, a retired Conway High School history teacher who writes local history.

For those who raised beef cattle in Faulkner County, Tuesdays held a special significance because that was auction day. On that day, we would round up the cows and load up the ones we wanted to take to auction. At the sale barn, we would get in line with all the other trucks and trailers and wait for our turn to unload the cows.

Major Lewis established the first livestock auction in Conway in the 1930s. The first sales Continue reading