In 1924, Congress authorized payments of $1.25 per-day-of-service for all veterans of The Great War as a bonus for their service in Europe and on the high seas. Dad’s Navy service had been on the USS Plattsburg of the … Continue reading
Category Archives: Dad’s Farm Records
Ninety years ago my Dad and five other farmers went together to buy a seeder, each of them contributing $9 to its purchase. They shared the costs of equipment for seeding in spring and threshing costs in the fall. When summer … Continue reading
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Branding irons and barbed wire fences were frequently the frame for range wars in the 1800’s. They were sometimes cause and sometimes consequence of bitter battles between competing ranchers; between those who owned cattle and those who owned sheep; and they … Continue reading