Yates Sale, 1920

From the February 5, 1920 Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:

Big Sale.
The Harry Yates sale was one of the best sales of the season. The total amount of the sale being $8,350. One span of mules sold for $577.50. One team of geldings brought $365, cows sold from $132.50 to $142.50, yearling steers brought $100 per head, brood sows $80 per head, shoats from 20 to 25 cents per pound, corn $1.50 per bushel, oats $1.00 and $1.01 per bushel, implements practically new prices, chickens from $17 to $18 per doz.

Mr. Yates advertised his sale thoroughly and in spite of the unfavorable weather, had a large crowd.

Ad for a closing out sale by Harry L. Yates at his farm near Skidmore, Missouri in 1921. Text of ad follows.
Ad for a sale by Harry L. Yates at his farm near Skidmore, Missouri. Ad appeared in the January 29, 1920 edition of the Skidmore News on page 4.

Ad reads, “Closing Out Sale. Having sold my farm and will quit farming, I will sell at the farm 1 mile west, 1 1/2 miles north of Skidmore, Mo., 1 mile south of R. I. Bilby’s home ranch, beginning at 10 o’clock a.m. on Tuesday, February 3, 1920. The following described property: 11 head of horses and mules. . . . 28 head of cattle. . . .63 head of hogs. . . .6 dozen Rhode Island Red chickens. . . .implements and miscellaneous. . . .grain and hay. Must sell my Oakland Light Six touring car, in first class mechanical condition, by March first. Terms — Sums of $10 and under, cash. Sums over that amount, a credit of 3, 6, or 9 months will be allowed purchaser giving bankable note, bearing 8 per cent interest from date. No property to be removed until settled for. Harry L. Yates. R. P. Hosmer, Auctioneer. H. W. Montgomery, Clerk. Lunch by L. W. Garnett.”

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