Another Odd Ad

Northern Tribune ~ March 7, 1935

Northern Tribune ~ March 7, 1935

While I could find no context for this ad, it struck me that it was a lot of squirrels.  Not sure what the prices would have been in 1935, but when I was looking around on the internet for more information, I found prices over the years ranging from 5 cents to 25 cents, even as high as $1.50.  One of the uses for the tail, then and now, is the making of fishing lures – Mepps are still listed as buyers of squirrel tails.  Another bit of trivia I found was that January 21, 2015 was Squirrel Appreciation Day.  You may want to mark your calendar for next year!

Researched & written by Kathryn Auger