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Pope, Amelia Irene Johnson (ed.) / Centennial history, Township of Springdale, Dane County, Wisconsin : souvenir booklet, 1848-1948
(1948?)

Springdale 1848-1948: organize group to complete town history,   pp. 5-168 PDF (45.3 MB)


Page 164

A 300-foot high hillside on the Stanly Ayers farm near Kleven-
ville was "scalped of its top covering of sod and soil recently, to
provide a mine of sand for the George Pendergast Foundry Co.
of Milwaukee. The state geologist indicated that the area probably
contained sand suitable for foundry use, and test borings confirmed
this.
The North Western road built a spur for cars beside its tracks
at the foot of the hill, and Milwaukee firm is expected to move in
its loading equiplment soon. Bulldozers and giant earth movers
crawled like aits for two weeks over the steep face of the hill. to
remove the dirt ad rocks, leaving a huge yellow cliff of sand
\\hich canI be seen for miles.
Markets in Jan.-1948
Milk per 100 lbs.-Grade A Milk --------------------$5.03 3.5
Livestock:
Hogs -------------------------------------- $28.25 per hundred
Choice 1   vs----------------------------27.00 per hundred
Prime  ste  ----------------------------30.00 per hundred
Common cows ----------------------------- 15.00 per hundred
Good cows -------------------------------- 30.00 per hundred
Good lambs ------------------------------  24.50 per hundred
Old ewes ------------- .-------------------- 8.50 per hundred
Live Poultry:
Heavv henis ----------------------------------- 30c per pound
Heavy springs ------------------------------  40c per pound
Ducks ----------------------------------------- 26c per pound
Geese  --------------------------------------- 26c per pound
Produce:
Potatoes -                          $4.20 to $5.65 per bushel
Apples -------------------------- from $3.90 to $5.50 per bushel
Eggs sold for 72c per dozen.
Butter sold for 98c per pound.
Milk sold for 17c a quart.
Cheese sold from 44/_c per pound to $1.25 per pound.


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