bach family, 1938, South Dakota family
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Farmer James Bach opened the lid of his mail box and took quick inventory of the daily deposit the carrier left on his morning rounds. A beautiful illustrated seed catalogue, with its gaudy cover page consulting the first sign of spring, the daily newspaper, the farm magazine, a card from cousin Egbert in Detroit, who, dissatisfied with the life of his rural boyhood home had sought employment in an automobile factory, and a letter from the county agent enclosing an invitation to attend a 1938 Farm Outlook meeting was the mail. Mr. Bach submitted to the temptation to read Egbert's card, although it was addressed to another member of the family. (See more in text.)
Jones, Horace M. and Ryan, John M., "The Bach Family Looks at 1938" (1938). SDSU Extension Circulars. 371.