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Beckwith, Iowa
Population: Unincorporated

“Glenn Prince said the grocery store sold coal for heating purposes to home owners in the area. The coal was kept in a shed along the sidetrack and the coal cars were unloaded by “man with shovel."  Customers would load their own wagons from the coal shed. Prince said there was a sign inside the shed stating, "Take your share of the slack.” Slack was the dust from coal.”