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In this short reminiscence, Sauk County farmer H.H. Flynt recalls how wheat was grown,
milled, and taken to market in the 1850s. He comments on the prices paid, money earned,
and difficulties encountered when the chinch bug epidemic decimated wheat crops at the end
of the decade. One enterprising neighbor had pulled himself out of debt by dairying, and Flynt
describes how all the region's farms were gradually won over to dairying.
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