August 16, 1866: Still suffering the effects of the War Between the States and bad weather, bacon was selling in Springfield at the outlandish high price of 30 cents/pound.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.