New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Archival Anecdotes: Change over time


October 4, 2021

This receipt was found tucked in between the pages of Alice Stanley's scrapbook. From March 6 to March 14, Henry Schuster ate well for less than $25. The most expensive item was a box of apples for $1.10.

Perhaps you remember the saying, "See a penny, pick it up. All day long you'll have good luck," but how many actually do this? After all, what can you buy with a penny these days? Or a nickel? Or dime for that matter?

In early years of the 20th century, coins had far more buying power, so it makes sense that there were a wide variety of coin cases and purses available at that time. The Eddy Co...

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