THE FOX BUSINESS WITH ACCOUNTS FROM FOX FARMS IN MAINE BY WILLIAM R. SAWTELL

THE FOX BUSINESS WITH ACCOUNTS FROM FOX FARMS IN MAINE
THE FOX BUSINESS WITH ACCOUNTS FROM FOX FARMS IN MAINE
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When women worn animal furs and the trapping and processing of animal skins was a big business across the northern tier of states and Canada and Alaska, some entrepreneurs decided that breeding farms were a better way to secure a supply than to depend on the randomness of traps scattered in the woods, and farming the animals was also less time-consuming than working a trapline. The fur of the fox was highly sought after for making coats, stoles. and other “wraps” popular in various lines of women’s apparel. Here William Sawtell decribes a part of an era that has largely passed: fox farming in Maine. The 32-page text includes some examples of advertisements that ran in various trade magazines and newspapers and some descriptions of the business by those who were engaged in it.