One of the tasks for the new year is always to clean the file folders out of the drawer, put them in the "tax prep spot" and make room for new folders.
Today I got a bit side-tracked from that task when I came across two manila envelopes filled with scrapbook type mementos.
One of those clippings was from the "Looking Back" column in the January 10, 1996 Priest River Times. The entry was from the want ads dated January, 1916:
"For Sale: 100 acre ranch, level, 3 miles from town, 7 acres cleared, house barn and outbuildings. $1,200. Half cash, balance at 6 percent."
If you added 3 more zeros, that might be today's price. That is, unless those other 93 acres were covered in timber. Then it would be a heck of a lot more. But... you might get it for a lower interest rate!