Thursday, February 4, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday; Centennial History of Springdale, 1948 Market List

The pages of this little book are a Treasure Chest to me, holding stories and images of the land and people of Springdale - the Scotch hamlet where my McPherson family first settled in Wisconsin. Although, I must say, the pages of this book are equally given to Norwegian families.

The following comes from page 164 of the Centennial History Township of Springdale, Dane County, Wisconsin, 1848-1948. The Market List is in the general section about Klevenville and some of the families that lived in the hamlet. The Market List may or may not be about Klevenville, which was one of the cluster areas in the general area of Springdale. These little cluster areas usually had a post office and a general store.




Markets in Jan. 1948

Milk per 100 lbs. – Grade A Milk . . .

$5.03 3.5


Livestock:

Hogs . . . . . . . . . . . . $28.25 per hundred

Choice heifers . . . . .27.00 per hundred

Prime steers . . . . . . 30.00 per hundred

Common cows . . . . .15.00 per hundred

Good cows . . . . . . . 30.00 per hundred

Good ewes . . . . . . . . 24.50 per hundred

Old ewes . . . . . . . . . . . 8.50 per hundred


Live Poultry:

Heavy hens . . . . . . . . . . 30 c per pound

Heavy springs . . . . . . . . 40 c per pound

Ducks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 c per pound

Geese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 c per pound


Produce:

Potatoes . . . $4.20 to $5.65 per bushel

Apples . . . . . $3.90 to $5.50 per bushel

Eggs sold for 72 c per dozen

Butter sold for 98 c per pound

Milk fold for 17 c per quart

Cheese sold from 44 ½ c per pound

to $1.25 per pound


1 comment:

  1. I mentioned you in my SNGF post! :) http://herstoryan.blogspot.com/2010/02/sngf-super-bowl-of-genealogy.html

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