The Devil’s Backbone Research

ledgerThings you never thought you would need to know to write a novel…
How much did a horse cost in the 1880’s and 1890’s? How about a cow?
Judging by this old ledger, it looks like you could buy a decent horse for $20 in 1894.
A cow would cost you $20.75. And you could get a plow for $17.00.
Things sure have changed!

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2 thoughts on “The Devil’s Backbone Research

  1. How interesting that you have a book titled The Devil’s Backbone (as is the one I edited and was just published)!

    Even more importantly, your beating cancer story is so inspiring!

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