Special Picture # 130 – The Rest of the Story – 1917

I think this document says it all. Last year, from the receipts, Cyrus M. Lasher had to buy hay as well as the usual coal. I would surmise that his farm wasn’t producing enough to feed his livestock.Lasher - Auction announcement - page 1 - 1917

 

Lasher - Auction announcement - page 2. - 1917

 

Lasher auction announcement - page 3 - 1917

 

The undersigned having giving up farming, will offer for sale at Public Auction, on the farm known as the James Seaman farm, situated 5 miles from Albany on State Road 1/2 mile from East Greenbush and two minutes walk from Schodack Center station on A. & S. R.R. all stock and farm implements, consisting of

The undersigned having giving up farming, will offer for sale at Public Auction, on the farm known as the James Seaman farm, situated 5 miles from Albany on State Road 1/2 mile from East Greenbush and two minutes walk from Schodack Center station on A. & S. R.R. all stock and farm implements, consisting of

Cyrus M. Lasher

March 20, 1917

 1 Bay Mare 1050 pounds.

 1 Bay Horse 1050 pounds.

1 Bay Mare 1150 pounds.

1 New milch cow and calf.

1 Cow due in April

1 Black cows

2 Lumber wagons

1 Spring wagon

1 Market wagon

2 Road wagons

2 Sets of team harness

1 Set light double harness

2 Set single harness

5 Horse collars

1 Set heavy sleigh

1 Set light sleigh

1 Cutter

1 McCormick binder

1 McCormick mower

1 McCormick hay rake

1 Osborne reaper

1 Sulky plow Oliver

1 Grindstone

2 Cultivators

2 Syracuse plows

1 Peg tooth harrow

1 Spring tooth harrow

1 Wagon box

1 Gravel box

2 Light wagon poles

4 Neck yokes

2 Sets Wiffletrees

1 Galvanized water tank

1 Hay fork

2 hay rope

1 Bale rigging

1 Hay rigging

1 Pig box

1 United States Separator

2 churns

Seed corn

Forks, shovels, rakes and other small articles to numerious to mention,

Tomorrow I’ll begin posting letters written in 1941 at Christmas from Grandpa to Ced in Alaska. The letters include information on family and friends in and around Trumbull, Connecticut.

Judy Guion

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One thought on “Special Picture # 130 – The Rest of the Story – 1917

  1. Judy, I could identify every item listed. Noticed that he spelled milk (milch) the German way.

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