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Verna Benson and her husband Roy came to the Munson district of Alberta in 1909 as homesteaders. As described in letters written to her father-in-law, Verna was soon convinced that she too should raise her own poultry.
August 1, 1910 "I have payed 25¢ a doz. for eggs. If I remember right we gave $3.00 a 100 for flour and $1.25 a bushel for potatoes the first of June. I haven't found any one yet that has any hens to sell so I haven't got any chickens yet. Every one around here is just starting and they have only a small flock of hens and don't want to sell any. They are worth a $1.00 a piece."