In 1956, my home-city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota became the pride of the world: The Zip Feeds corporation build the world’s most modern feed mill in our town!!!
To quote the Argus Leader
An advanced electronic control system allowed one operator to move feed ingredients from trucks to one of 52 bins in the building. The feed was mixed in four-ton batches and bagged using the control system.
The advanced system also allowed the workers to mix different feeds. This was something most mills weren’t able to do at the time.
Naturally, we tried to blow it
The Zip Feeds Mill thundered mightily:
And leaned frightfully:
And kind of just sat there:
(It didn’t fall)
They’ll start with the wrecking ball on Monday.