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Haskell & Barker Car Company is shown with Michigan City in the background. Haskell & Barker began in 1852 as Sherman, Haskell & Company. In 1855, John H. Barker Jr. bought into the business and it was incorporated in 1871 as the Haskell & Barker Car Company. The company flourished under Barker. At his death in 1910, 3,500 men were employed and production was 10,000 cars a year. By 1920, the plant occupied 116 acres with 34 buildings. Pullman purchased the company in 1922, closing it in 1971.

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