Valley Cartage: 75 years, 3 generations
Times have changed since Norman Gilbert, son of Harry and Sarah, started Gilbert Truck Line. His first fare, in 1935, was to haul a team of horses to Trempealeau for the tidy sum of $1.50.
Today, the company he started is called Valley Cartage and it is operated by his son Jerry and grandson Todd. The company has over 200 employees servicing Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota, North Dakota and Nebraska.