If you were to stop by the store in Elbe on August 12, 1896, here are prices tags you’d be looking at. Of course, the names of some of these items make you wonder what you’d be buying.
Market Report from the Elbe Union Paper
Creamery – 17 cents
Calf – 17 cents
Strickly fancy – 14 cents, Oregon’s ranch – 10 cents, Cheese 9 cents
Chickens live per doz. $3.50, dressed 12.5 cents
Images provided courtesy of Pat Van Eaton and information taken from History of Tacoma Eastern Area.
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