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Good Old Days: 125 years ago

The Commoner: May 15, 1896

Series: Good Old Days | Story 15

Warden Mosgrove has issued the following circular letter to the wheat growers:

STATE PENITENTIARY, WALLA WALLA-WASH., May 5, 1896 – To Wheat Growers: – The price of grain bags manufactured at the state penitentiary has been reduced from $49 per thousand, last season’s figure to $46 per thousand, f.o.b. Walla Walla.

At this extremely low price, we expect to supply the farmers of the wheat raising sections of the state with their grain bags and meet the competition of outside dealers in Calcutta sacks.

Our grain bags have not been reduced at all in quality but are superior both in make...

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