Border towns enjoy bonanza: packages, tax revenue pile up

The Lone Jack Saloon was once among the many taverns in a border town that catered heavily to Canadian carousing.

The stage where cancan girls used to dance is still there, adorned with a painting of a miner panning for gold. But the floor now serves as the warehouse for Ship Happens, the largest of eight parcel services that in just a few years have made this farming town of 1,468 a mecca of e-commerce.