Goslee Corn Worth $39 an Acre, 1908

From the November 12, 1908 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:

Corn Worth $39 an Acre.
On returning from the sale at J. P. Heaton’s, Friday, we passed some very good corn for this year. One field in particular, we noticed, that of Van Goslee, would make every ear of sixty bushels to the acre. This at 65 cents a bushel, the price corn sold for cash at the sale, would bring $39 an acre. This is not a bad return for one year, is it? And, by the way, we are informed that the last three crops on this same land, the two prior to this, were even better than this year. A little figuring will show you that if the corn grown on this field had been cribbed and sold now on the market, it would bring over $117 an acre, enough almost to raise the corn and buy the land it grows on.

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