Tuesday, June 9, 2015

1920 Montgomery County Livestock Sale

This glimpse of Montgomery County agricultural history was recently donated by the family of local businessman, Walter Remley. Although obscured by tree branches, the top sign likely reads, “Spring Brook Swine Farm, Moon & Berryman.”  The sign announces an upcoming sale of hogs to be held southwest of Yountsville on September 17, 1920.  Walter Remley graduated from the University of Illinois Agriculture College in 1919, and had a long and successful local career, serving four terms on the Crawfordsville City Council. He was an active member of the local Byron Cox Post of the American Legion for nearly 50 years, and in his honor, the drive north of the Legion Post was named Walter Remley Drive.

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