Friday, August 29, 2008

James Peachey -- Lancaster PA

By JACK BRUBAKER, StaffLancaster Newspapers - Lancaster,PA,USA
The Lancaster Stockyards' old calf barn — or at least the best of what remains of the building — is going to Myerstown, Lebanon County.
The rest of the deteriorating remnants of what once was the largest stockyards east of Chicago will be carted away and ground into mulch.
A group of Amish from the Myerstown area spent today tearing out rafters, sideboards and anything else of value from one of the stockyards' largest buildings.
"We'll use it to build schools, or whatever," said James Peachey, a member of the volunteer force that used Zook's Welding equipment to rip into the sprawling barn that once held thousands of calves, sheep and goats. Click for the article, pictures and video. Lancaster Newspapers - Lancaster,PA,USA Staff writer Jack Brubaker can be reached at or 291-8781.