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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-14-2019, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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Who is the trappers in the photo

My buddy norm carr is teaching me how to do self tanning and he finished my skunks the other day and he gave me this old Photo. He said he got the photo at a sale a long time ago but doesn’t know who the trappers are in the photo. Does anybody know the photo? Sure is a big haul of skunks and I think the skunks really make the man cave nice. I think I’m gonna call it the skunk shack
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-14-2019, 08:16 PM
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Jack Daniels and the other's initials are VO
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I always wondered why there were so many skunks 80-100 years ago. They are pretty rare in my parts today.
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I would say that photo was taken sometime in the 1940’s when skunks, (American sable) was bringing a small fortune for the times.

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Skunk trapping also helped countless rural families weather the Great Depression, mailing their pelts to Sears, Roebuck in return for a check or store credit. Through its annual newsletters and radio shows, Sears (aka “Johnny Muskrat”) created a whole new generation of trappers, and became one of the largest fur buyers in the US
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Neat pictures!!

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I found good skunk trappers often have to drink alone.
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I found good skunk trappers often have to drink alone...

Was gonna say, don't know who the trapper was, but I'll bet I know what he smelled like.
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My dad trapped a lot back in the 1930's and 40's. Mother told me he smelled like a skunk every fall. They were married in November 1937, I came along, the only child, in December 1946, wonder if this as the reason. LOL
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I had two uncle that drove coal truck,they claim to have made as much with skunks as wages in the forty and fiftys.
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