Interesting find

Discussion in 'Trapping' started by Arkie_3_fan, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. Arkie_3_fan

    Arkie_3_fan Well-Known Member

    We were going through a shed at my grandparents and found this old ledger book from a hardware store my grandad purchased years ago.
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  2. Dmille5

    Dmille5 Well-Known Member


  3. Arkie_3_fan

    Arkie_3_fan Well-Known Member

    A lot of these were 1932-1934.
  4. Thenarwhal

    Thenarwhal Well-Known Member

    Those guys were stacking up the possums. A few coons, a handful of fox and a couple of beaver, but everything else is possum. Wonder what it was used for back then? Garment trimming? Cool find. Thanks for posting.
  5. Arkie_3_fan

    Arkie_3_fan Well-Known Member

    It was like that on almost every page. There must have been a ton of possums back then.
  6. SwampCat

    SwampCat Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

    There were not many coons and no coyotes - so coyotes werent killing the possums. Somewhere around 1936 or 37 - when my dad was about 12 yrs old - he even sold a few mink tracks to the local trappers. Great find.
  7. frogleg

    frogleg Well-Known Member

    Prices about the same as todays prices. :(
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  8. curdog1

    curdog1 Well-Known Member

    I bet them possums got ate for supper also
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  9. Luv2hunt

    Luv2hunt Well-Known Member

    Back in the 30s, I bet it all got ate.
  10. 1928

    1928 Well-Known Member

    That's also the reason you had so many quail back then.
  11. pirogue

    pirogue Well-Known Member

    Thanks for sharing. Was that on Bradley county?
  12. sam

    sam Grand Member<br>2007 Photo Contest Winner<br>

    My Granddad was a country Doctor until he died at 56 in 1936. I found his old ledger and it was page after page of charges, but very little money ever changed hands. It was almost all barter, what few paid anything. There were listings like paid on account 1 ham, paid on account 50 corn, paid on account 5 acres of land. He had a list of prices in the front and tooth pulling was a nickel, with deadening a dime. I looked through years of charges and there were lots of nickel teeth pulled, but not a single dime tooth. If I was going to charge it and probably never pay anyway, I think I'd have sprung for the dime tooth pulling.
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  13. Arkie_3_fan

    Arkie_3_fan Well-Known Member

    Yes. It was from an old hardware store downtown.