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When Times were Tough

Out 'N The Woods Again

 

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Dale Terrillion

After the last go round with Ben Widrick, set me to think'n about one of his trapping endeavors.

Back in the late thirties times were still tough and a dollar looked like a dinner plate. Uncle George and my dad were trapping beyond Bennies line but their paths crossed sometimes. Beaver was worth a dollar an inch and you were only allowed four per trapper.

Anyway, to measure a beaver you stretched the hide almost round, measured nose to tail and side to side. A big beaver might measure 70 to 75 inches thus you'd get over $70 for the whole hide. Big money in those days.

Anyhow, at a place ca...



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