BND with a good piece on the past and potential future of the stockyards. ... =mainstage

Scoville is hopeful about what the National Stockyards land could be. He always thought it’d be a perfect place for an oil refinery, or farmland, and he praised some of the established businesses already making things work. Gateway Motorsports, for example, is getting more attention with national races. And Tank Trailer Cleaning has expanded its services over the past 15 years.

Indeed, the trucking industry means something completely new to the former land where the Stockyards used to be. Today, the Oklahoma National Stockyards Company, which owns the St. Louis National Stockyards Company, is clearing off some of the last structures in the hopes of attracting a major distributor. The industry that put so many people out of work could start bringing them back.