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Mt.  Vernon Register News, IL - Monday - January 27, 1930
Submitted By: Mary Zinzilieta

OLD TIMER TELLS OF  EARLIER DAYS - One of Jefferson County's older 
citizens, William R. CARROLL,  80, who lives near Bonnie, IL, relates a very 
interesting story of how things  used to be.

Mr. CARROLL for about 60 years made and sold sorghum  molasses and during 
his career as a molasses dealer remembers how the price  varied from 25 cents 
per gallon to $1.50 per gallon.  He also tells of  the times when he would 
drive 3 or 4 miles to a place to get one bushel of  corn made into corn meal 
at which time the price for grinding was 10  cents.

About 25 years ago, Billy, as he is more commonly know to his  intimate 
friends, went on a visit in the West and when he returned to Bonnie,  be 
brought with him a bottle of water from the ocean.  He states that the  bottle is 
still half full of ocean water and none has been taken out except  what 
evaporated.  

Mr. CARROLL has been quite ill for the past few  days.
Submitted By: Mary Zinzilieta



 

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