Shelby  County  Indiana
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Agriculture





Thrashing at the C. O. Fix  farm in 1919
Contributed by David Craig



The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Saturday, January 16, 1886
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          The executive board of the Central Indiana Poultry Association, consisting of  Messrs. J. A. Young,  J. W. Elliott,  C. B. Cage,  Frank Corry,  Wm. Kinsley,  Justus Clapp  and  H. C. Gordon, will meet to day to audit the accounts of the late exhibition at Indiana....  [The article continues, but my copy stops here.]
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Tuesday, January 6, 1885
Page 1
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SOME  INTERESTING  FIGURES.
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A Comparative Statement of the Acreage
and Value of the Crops of 1883 and 1884.
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          [Only a portion of the article has been copied here.]
          In the year 1883 the value of the manufactured product of the State was $160,527.282.  There were 78,940 persons given employment in manufacturing establishments, while during the previous year the number was 73,924.  The average wages paid each person was $333.18 per year.
Timothy, hay and seed $15,616,780
Irish and sweet potatoes

1,004,781

Garden products 4,775,850
Honey, maple sugar and molasses 849,081
Orchard products 8,500,000
Poultry, eggs and feathers 5,224,918
Tobacco 1,559.240
Wool 995,036
Horses 2,017,440
Mules 200,400
Cattle 2,203,080
Sheep and lambs 31,053
Hogs     19,079,110
        Total 155,085,668
Coal and stone 2,500,000
Manufacturing products  168,851,872
        Total $321,487,585
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Iola  Register
Iola, Kansas
November 20, 1875
Page 4
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          One thousand hogs have died of cholera in Shelby county, Indiana, in the past three months.
Contributed by John Ballard


The  Times
Olney, Illinois
April 15, 1859
Page 2
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GROWING WHEAT. Farmers in this region are more hopeful.  The wheat has improved, and looks and promises better than it did February.  A letter before us from a subscriber in Shelby county, Indiana says:  "Wheat looks very fine and promising in this area.
Contributed by John Ballard

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