Shelton-Mason County Journal - Dedicated to the citizens of Mason County, Washington since 1886

Farm Marketing Special Train comes to Shelton


Courtesy of Mason County Historical Museum

The Farm Marketing Special Train at Shelton.

In spring 1929, the Northern Pacific Railroad and the Washington State College (now WSU) entered into a joint venture to "demonstrate to farmers and other residents the last word in marketing of all farm products." They assembled a collection of livestock, poultry and various farm products grown in Western Washington, enlisted the expertise of several agricultural specialists, railroad officials and livestock attendants, and put the show on the road, or rather, the tracks. The Farm Marketing Special Train visited towns all over the western part of the state, arriving at the train yards in d...

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