No Butter at the Market

On February 4, 1882, the Pierce City Weekly Empire declared no lard or butter in the market. They also said that “hen fruit” was 15 cents since the hens were on strike.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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