Overproduction leads to a devastating crash for hops farmers in the 1860s
Early Times In and Around Merrimack
In the 1860s, Sauk County became a major center of hops production in the United States, employing thousands of young men and women. Overproduction precipitated a crash in the market in 1867-68 and many growers and dealers lost everything. In this article, John Jones recounts his experiences in Merrimack during the hop crash that nearly bankrupted Sauk County.
Industrialization and Urbanization|
Brewing and Prohibition
|Creator: ||Jones, John D.
|Pub Data: ||The Baraboo Weekly News. 8 February 1923.
|Citation: ||"Early Times In and Around Merrimack." The Baraboo Weekly News. (8 February 1923);
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