19 May 2014

Market Price for Wild Pigeons at Urbana Ohio

In the good old times of 11 to 15 years ago, one could get all the wild pigeons desired for 20 to 25 cts, a doz. Last week all brought to town were readily disposed of for 75 cts. a dozen. In the good old times, however, you could shoot 'em with a club — they were so plentiful; not you have to take 'em on the fly. And if you do take a pigeon on the fly, it's fowl. Pigeons are selling in West Liberty for 50 cents a dozen.

April 14, 1869. [Market price for wild pigeons at Urbana.] Urbana Union 8(4): 3.