James Pollock settled near Preston in 1818 and started a tanning yard. He did not find it easy to secure the needed hides and began a meat packing industry to aid in supplying his requirements. Cattle were bought and slaughtered. The meat was shipped by flatboat to New Orleans, and the hides kept for conversion into leather. Pollock’s Tanning yard became prosperous. The name of Pollock was given to the nearby village.

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