Little Periodical on the Prairie
The Union Agriculturist and Western Prairie Farmer (Chicago, Illinois). Nov. 1841, vol. 1, no. 11.
This is an early Chicago imprint, issues just eight years after printing came to this fast-growing town. Two years later it was renamed The Prairie Farmer. The paper is still published in Chicago today and is one of the largest agricultural periodical in the country. This particular issue, though a little rough, is still uncut. It contains local and national agricultural news, reports from meetings, and articles of interest and instruction. For example there are short articles on curing hams, making sausages, making mince pies, fattening poultry and how to boil Irish potatoes.