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1878

 

Gladwin County Record - 26 MAR 1878

Corn 46 cents/bu.; oats no. 1 white 30 1/4; barley $1.05 to 1.50/100 lbs.;rye 56 to 57 cents/bu.; apples $5. to 5.5/bbl.; butter prime quality 16 to 19 cents; cheese 13 to 13 1/4 cents/lb.; dressed hogs $4.30 to 4.35/cwt; eggs fresh 8 to 9 cents; furs: racoon 5 to 50 cents; mink 6 to 75 cents; muskrat 2 to 11 cents; fox 50 cents to $1.; badger 25 to 50 cents; opossum 5 to 8 cents; skunk 8 to 50 cents; marten 75 to 84 cents; fisher $2.50 to 6.0; bear $2.00 to 8.00; beaver $1.25 to !.75 per lb.; lynx no. 1 $2.; deer skins 15 to 20 cents per lb.; hay $11.50 to 12.00/ton; honey 15 to 17 cents; maple sugar 12 to 12

1/2 cents/lb.; potatoes-early rose 28 to 30 cents; peachblows 32 to 34 cents; poultry- chickens 9 to 10 cents; turkeys 11 to 12 1/2 cents; Salt Onondaga and Michigan $1.25 per bbl.; seeds- timothy $1.45 to 1.50/bu.; clover $4.50/bu.; wood $2.75 to 5./cord; cattle best grades $4.00 to $4.40/cwt; sheep $4.00 to 4.75/cwt; ...

 

Gladwin County Record - 7 MAY 1878

two schools listed for Billings: No. 1 in sec 28, twp 17 n, r 1 e; and no. 2 on sec 15 twp 17 n, r 1 w (this latter one is now Tobacco twp).

 

Gladwin County Record - 30 JULY 1878

Several families from Canada have purchased land in and will settle in Gladwin twp. soon.

 

Gladwin County Record - 10 SEPT 1878

tax sale listings had much of the land in sections 22, 27 and 28 having back taxes in the range of 98 cents to $13.08 overdue

 

Gladwin County Record - 22 OCT 1878

first of the "Billings Budget" articles appeared noting that several families from Ohio were settling in Billings, no names of our relation were mentioned.

 

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