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Dec 1, 1905


 

Unknown Newspaper dated December 1, 1905

 

Prices 100 years ago.

 

A book entitled “Sketches of a Tour of the Western Country,” published in Pittsburgh, PA., in 1810, says of the market of that city the following:

 

There are two market days weekly, and the common prices of necessaries are:

Good beef, 2 ½ to 4 ½ cents a pound

Pork, 3 ½ cents

Mutton, 4 cents

Veal, 4 cents

Venison, 3 to 4 cents

Bacon, 6 to 10 cents

Butter, 10 to 18 cents

Cheese, 8 to 12 cents

Hogs, lard, 8 cents

Fowls, each, 10 to 12 cents

Ducks 25 cents

Geese, 33 to 37 cents

Turkeys 40 to 75 cents

Flour, $1.75 to $2.50 per 100 pounds, or $3.50 to $4.50 a barrel

Corn, 33 cents a bushel

Potatoes, 10 cents a bushel