SEGMENT: FARM BUSINESS, TOWNS, & FOOD & MEALS

James N. Price>UIS Collection N-R>UIS Collection N-R, Segment 8

SEGMENT: FARM BUSINESS, TOWNS, & FOOD & MEALS,

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FARM BUSINESS
In the 1920-30s, farmers relied on selling animals and animal products in town in order to have cash. They used a platform in the water well as a cooling storage for the milk that was taken into town twice a week to sell. A poultry house in town would buy milk, eggs, rabbits, hides, dead animals.
TOWNS
Sumner had business related to marketing of farm products. Livery stable, harness maker, poultry houses, blacksmiths, and livestock markets. Prices left his team at the livery stable overnight when he was 'a-teaming' to save hours of travel. People walked their animals into town sell once a year, after letting them range free and grow.
FOOD & MEALS
Family members need lots of meat and other foods for dinner pails when they went to school or off-farm work, so they raised lots of animals.