Early 20th Century
By the early 20th Century, Lindsay had an electric utility and water system comprising a 100-ft well and a 60,000 gallon tank. Business establishments included one each of:
- opera house
- natural park
- livery barn
- shoe shop
- jewelry store
- harness shop
- furniture store
- implement store
- flour and feed store.
Lindsay also had two each of:
- drug store
- lumber yard
- meat market
- cream station
- hardware store
- blacksmith shops
- schools (one public, one private)
- churches (one Roman Catholic, one Methodist)
And three each of:
- grain elevators
- mail routes
- general stores.
The Chicago and North Western Railroad's Albion Line consisted of 115 miles of tracks through Lindsay, on which were operated four freight trains and two passenger trains daily. By 1917, the population of Lindsay had grown to almost 500 people.
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