Cost of Living in 1917

The big issue 100 years ago was the cost of living and the availability of food and coal due to the First World War. It was a theme that was clearly evident as stories were appearing weekly. Sugar beets were being sold by local farmers to processing companies for $8 a ton.


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  1. Ahhhh if only we had the worries of yesteryear. Yet I am sure they were as daunting as todays are to us.

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