Sunday, September 28, 2008

An Immense Yield of Onions (1917)

Columbia City Post, Whitley County, Indiana ~ Saturday, September 22, 1917

Dennis Gallivan and William Hindman, who farms Mr. Gallivan's farm, just west of town, have right close to 10,000 bushels of onions from seventeen acres. They now have more than 7,000 in creates and they have some of the best parts of the field to harvest, so they feel reasonably sure of getting close to the 10,000 mark.

The price, averaging the reds and the whites, will be better than a dollar a bushel, so the profits from the crop will be a mighty handsome sum. Mr. Gallivan also sold over $100 worth of potatoes off of about two acres of land, thus making his profits on "small stuff" very substantial for the year.

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