Flato Commission Company Cattle Sales Account, August 17, 1898

Title

Flato Commission Company Cattle Sales Account, August 17, 1898

Description

This account acknowledges the sale of 53 cows and 1 cow and calf to a party F.J. Nelson, Ms Wilberger's grandfather, was a drover for. This document is evidence of Omaha's stockyards and livestock market growth at the end of the 19th century as well as cattle prices at that time. Thus, F. J. Nelson paid $1469.06 (more than $37,000 today) for 54 cattle, almost $60 out of which were freight and back charges, commission, and hay for the cows.

 

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Date

1898-08-17

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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document

Language

English

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image

Coverage

Axtell (Neb.); Omaha (Neb.)

Original Format

sales account

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Citation

“Flato Commission Company Cattle Sales Account, August 17, 1898,” History Harvest, accessed April 19, 2024, https://historyharvest.unl.edu/items/show/108.

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