This little - rather BIG - piggy went to market

I call the interesting stories I find while cruising digital newspapers my "golden nuggets." They are a little bit of history, which lend a glimpse into the daily lives of ordinary people of the past.

Here's today's golden nugget:

Record hog at Hannibal

The Bourbon News, Paris, KY Oct. 24, 1919

A 1,100-pound hog, raised by Louis Harrison, has been auctioned for $10,100 at Hannibal, Mo. This is said to be the record price in that state. The animal is 44 inches high, 84 inches long, and is four years old. L.C. Potter, of Plattsburg, purchased the animal.

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