History Quiz / Over/Under: American Frontier Prices, 1870

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Can you name whether the typical real price was (O)VER or (U)NDER the price given (in the state of Washington in 1870)?

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Item(O)ver or (U)nder?Price
1 bushel of corn$1.00
1 pound flour20 cents
1 pound of lard10 cents
1 pound of butter 10 cents
1 pound of sugar3 cents
1 pound of cheese10 cents
Dozen oranges10 cents
1 pound dried apricots10 cents
2 fresh apples10 cents
1 pound coffee50 cents
Cookstove$10
1 gallon kerosene40 cents
Classic Colt .45 Peacemaker (by mail order)$10
1 box cartridges$1
Breach loading shot gun$40
Item(O)ver or (U)nder?Price
Plow$100
Average work horse$75
Yearling$50
Harness$10
Yoke of two oxen$225
Cow$75
Calf$10
Wagon$45
1 yard calico fabric5 cents
1 yard brown shirting fabric10 cents
Homestead filing fee$50
160 acres of land (quarter section)$500
Typical small house (16 feet by 22 feet, 2 rooms)$100
Typical shanty (8 feet by 10 feet, 1 room, dirt floor)$50

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