Sale barn closes doors after more than 80 years

On Tuesday, May, 9, 2017 the Gregory Livestock Auction sold 112 horses in an hour and a half. It was the final sale in Gregory and the end of an era that stretches back to the 1920’s. About 200 people were at the sale barn when the auction started and they watched as auctioneer Randy Steinke ran the sale.

Jack Clark, who owned the auction for 31 years, has retired and the building is now for sale. It’s the end of Jack’s career and the end of livestock auctions in Gregory for a building that’s been a landmark in the community.

An historic building

The building has a history that dates back 95 years to 1921-22. The octagonal dome on the north is a notable piece of architecture. In the early 2000’s a writer visited and told Jack that there were only three or four left in the country.

 

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