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Farmers Caught By Scam

125 Years Ago


March 19, 2020

Herald of March 14, 1895

Some area farmers were caught in a billboard privilege racket. They were asked to allow painters to place a sign on their fence for a few dollars to guarantee them that no one else would be permitted to paint a sign over their sign. The farmer then was asked to sign a receipt that the painter could turn over to his employer. The receipts have turned out to be promissory notes for amounts of $200 or $500.

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