Continuing our feature on This Place, These People: Life and Shadow on the Great Plains, photographs by Nancy Warner, text by David Stark, here are some images from Aloys Store and Transfer in Aloys, Nebraska. (Click here for more images and voices from the book) Also, from the book here is a description of its fate:
After a while, we saw that the money was in
running trucks. We kept the bar open.
It was fun, but you can’t live on that. Finally
we stopped pumping gas. Now we have twelve
trailers hauling cattle.
We tore down the old buildings last year in July.
We put up everything on Craigslist. Folks from
Omaha got some of the stuff.
When we tore up the foundations, we found
old car parts, crankshafts, beer bottles, any kind
of old metal thrown into the concrete.
We don’t use it, but we kept the truck scale.
That’s a perfectly straight piece of concrete.
No point in destroying that.