Welcome to an online collection of artifacts from through Chester’s history. Many of these have been collected over the years and rather than just stay hidden in filing cabinets and boxes, I thought it would be good to display them until (hopefully!) one day Chester gets a museum of its own.
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Auction Poster for Poland Pigs in Chester Nebraska 1918
A fine auction poster from 1918 showcases two quality pigs including the 1100 lb Jumbo Bob!
The pigs were being sold by Von Farell Bros in Chester Nebraska. CF Von Forrell went “to fight for Uncle Sam” (May 1918) and Ira G was left in charge of the 400 acre farm “without sufficient helf to successfully carry on the hog business”.
The CF Von Farell is likely a typo for CE (Cyrus) Von Farell. Here is his obituary from the Chester Herald.
Here is the obituary for his brother Ira George Von Farell: