SEGMENT: FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION, FARM BUSINESS, & URBANIZATION

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SEGMENT: FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION, FARM BUSINESS, & URBANIZATION,

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FARM BUSINESS
Sold hay to the mines for their mules. Gives hay prices he recalls.
FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION
Income on farm way down with prices of corn (1 to 10 cents/bushel). Hired man sold 3200 bushels for $32.00. His expenses were .05/day for mittens. Had coal and wood fuel, own food. Only had to buy coffee, sugar, & flour. Bought "gate" cattle at .03/lb and sold them for .05/lb. City people had harder time because had to buy food. St. John's hospital had a bread line. He had bought land for a duck club but couldn't raise money on it.
URBANIZATION
He had cisterns and wells. Maybe city water coming up road (1974). One year hauled water for cattle when well dried up.