SEGMENT: FOOD & MEALS, LIVESTOCK, & CROPS

Bert Aikman>UIS Collection A's>UIS Collection, Segment 25

SEGMENT: FOOD & MEALS, LIVESTOCK, & CROPS,

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FOOD & MEALS
Bert mentions eating blackbird. Relates story of coal-miners getting under a hedge to shoot crows. Mentions state government program to kill off crows by "bombing" them & they quit roosting there. Pheasant is like crow dark meat. (addenda item# 127, see Aikman 12, Clip# 886)
RECOLLECTIONS
Mentions Knotts started bank with Waggoner. Mentions a fellow banker's good-looking daughter, relationships between Knotts, Waggoners, & Ripleys. Mentions Mr. Hart's barber shop & Bill Lewis's store. (addenda item# 128, 129, see Aikman 12, Clip# 886)
LIVESTOCK
Bert again mentions that cattle business was big in this part of IL. Cattle driven along road to railway station for shipping to stockyards. (addenda item# 130, see Aikman 12, Clip# 886)
CROPS
Bert states that railroad instituted method to determine how long corn sat in a rail car because corn that sat too long in hot car would be ruined. Notes that use of grain dryers means grain can be stored indefinitely. (addenda item# 130, see Aikman 12, Clip# 886)