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Effects on Economy, Population

Horses pulling log sled, ca. 1890

Horses pulling log sled, ca. 1890

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Bethel Historical Society

Even as some industries and others benefited financially during the war, higher prices for goods, partly due to the war effort, meant economic hardship for some.

The local newspaper columns routinely complained of the increase in consumer prices and services within Bethel.

The Oxford Democrat, the largest newspaper in the area, was forced to reduce in size due to the inflation of the time.


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