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Selling ducks commercially , Clyde Bell

HTR Oral History, 09/02/1

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Clyde Bell-selling duck's commercially

Interviewer: Did sell the ducks commercially that you shot when you were younger?

Clyde: 0h I guess I sold ducks by the hundreds.

Interviewer: Who would you be selling to, people in town or. . .

Clyde: Mostly Egan's(?) lot in St. Louis and Capon's gang in Chicago.

Interviewer: (laughs) How much would you get for a duck.

Clyde: Well we used to when we first started out selling ducks, three for a dollar. Thirty-three and 1/3 cent per mallard, 20 cents apiece for teal, but then they got up to where we got 75 cents.
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