About 1920 until 1930 my Dad took what he had to sell in the fall to Jenkins to meet a cattle car on the train. He herded the cattle ahead of a wagon load of sheep and hogs. With his riding horse tied just on the back end of his wagon. It was 10 miles from where he lived to Jenkins.
If neighbors thought he was having trouble they would help him get the cattle going down the trail. He left his team and riding horse in the Livery barn at Jenkins while he was gone on the train. He got in the train car and went with his cattle. Our family was glad to see him home when he got back.
My name is Glen Leverington, I was born in 1919 on my folk’s family farm, 10 miles west of Jenkins. My wife and I were married in 1941, we live on our ranch 9 miles west of Jenkins where we raised our three kids. Stop in and see us anytime and we will talk old times with you.
Read more of Glen's story.
Jenkins history is the subject for the Byway's most recent Interpretive panel kiosk.
City of Jenkins website - History
Jenkins resident - Glen Leverington's story
Jenkins resident - Earl (Mike) Schultze's story
Early Settlements in Jenkins
Early Transportation in Jenkins
Early Livelihood in Jenkins