The Salida Record, Sept. 12, 1919:
The Salida Flour Mill & Feed company is going right ahead with their preparations for turning out flour this fall. The second story of the building is looming up, rafters put in place.
Representatives of the company are busy selling stock and many of the surrounding farmers, realizing the visibility of a flour mill in Salida, are taking much interest.
Upon investigation it is surprising the acreage of hard wheat being raised this year in the valley around Salida, to say nothing of what is being raised in the San Luis valley and the Wet Mountain valley, from where the Salida Flour Mill will draw some of its supply even if there is not enough hard and soft wheat raised in this immediate neighborhood. The acreage will surely be increased when the farmers realize that a market is right here for their product.