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One Hundred Dozen Eggs

Receipt

What would you do with one hundred dozen eggs?

In 1919, Buffalo Grove residents who owned chickens used the eggs as a currency to purchase items from the Firnbach & Raupp General Store. One patron shown above, William Gloden, brought in 109 dozen eggs! This resulted in a $31.61 credit, which is equivalent to about $499 today.