W. J. Skidmore Sells Pasture, 1909

After reading years of announcements from W. J. Skidmore about his cow pasture, we were surprised to see the following real estate deal in the March 4, 1909 Skidmore New Era:

Big Land Deal.

The biggest land deal that has taken place in the township for some time occurred Tuesday when C. E. Owens purchased of W. J. Skidmore the 200 acre tract of land south east of town adjoining the city limits, at the consideration of $20,000, or $100 an acre. This piece of land is known as the “cow pasture,” having been used by Mr. Skidmore for pasture for over forty years. It is one of the finest and best blue-grass pastures in the county, has two never failing springs and is capable of feeding one cow to the acre during the grass season.

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