Faculty Forum: Sue Patrick

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
12:10 PM - 12:50 PM
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Raleigh, Krista
715-836-3405
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At the beginning of 1930, Rice Lake, Wisconsin, a “city” of about 5,000 people, had at least 15 stores that sold groceries. Most were locally owned, but three were chains. Mining the advertisements from these grocers, as they were published in the weekly Rice Lake Chronotype between January 1929 and December 1933, allows tracking of the onset of the Great Depression. This presentation will focus on a few products, such as Gold Medal Flour, Hills Brothers Coffee, Proctor and Gamble Soap, and Van Camps Pork and Beans, as well as beef roast. In addition, articles about the stores and their owners or managers, including information about stores going out of business or being sold, help round out the picture. This presentation will look at the rate of decline and the size of the decline in prices.

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CETL, VLL 1142 (previously OL 1142)
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