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Subject: [NECASS] Lem Maybee, gopher exterminator, 1915
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 03:52:15 -0000
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Plattsmouth Journal, Thursday, October 21, 1915
Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska
LEM MAYBEE SLAYS 555 GOPHERS ON 40 ACRES OF LAND
>From Tuesday's Daily
Lem MAYBEE, who for the past thirty days has been engaged on the farm of W.D. WHEELER, east of Murray, in waging a war on the gophers that infested the farm, has made a great success of the hunt and the gophers caught and slain by Mr. Maybee numbers 555, and all of these were secured off of a forty-acre tract of land and shows how the pests multiply when left alone. Mr. Maybee took the contract to clean up the gophers at the price of 20 cents each, and as a result of his month's warfare on them, he has just received $110, which is quite a goodly sum, but the riddance of the pests is worth that much to Mr. Wheeler and he feels well repaid for the outlay. They were trapped and killed and the dead bodies disposed of, and as a result the Wheeler farm is comparatively free of the now.
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