POST CARD


| November/December 1970



Burlington and Quincy Railroad

Steam on the Burlington and Quincy Railroad, north of Yorkville in the early 1920's. Courtesy of Walter C. Bieritz, Route 2, Box 168, Yorkville, Illinois 60560.

Walter C. Bieritz

 The farmers divided into two groups and proceeded to minimize the population explosion of the species by driving two wagons; one on each lateral side of a field of grass or pasture, stubble or corn stalks, having a wire attached between them and dragging it over the field while hunters walked behind the wire and shot the Jack Rabbits as they jumped out of their hiding places.

The group that had the most killed rabbits was served a supper by the losing group. Some of the rabbits were sent to markets in the cities.

 Incidentally, a Jack Rabbit travels faster than a traction engine. Courtesy of Diedrick L. Dalke, 14 D Auburn Court, Alexandria, Virginia 22305.

 The farmers divided into two groups and proceeded to minimize the population explosion of the species by driving two wagons; one on each lateral side of a field of grass or pasture, stubble or corn stalks, having a wire attached between them and dragging it over the field while hunters walked behind the wire and shot the Jack Rabbits as they jumped out of their hiding places.

The group that had the most killed rabbits was served a supper by the losing group. Some of the rabbits were sent to markets in the cities.

 Incidentally, a Jack Rabbit travels faster than a traction engine. Courtesy of Diedrick L. Dalke, 14 D Auburn Court, Alexandria, Virginia 22305.