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THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY.
PSM V36 D022 Flour and bread pricing chart.jpg

The foregoing table was made in 1883, when wheat was worth ninety cents a bushel on the far Western farms. The price of wheat, and the charges for transportation and milling, are now lower. The cost of distributing bread is now greater in proportion than it was in 1883.