Punkin Show Premiums, 1901

Skidmore’s merchants had indeed provided a wealth of prizes for the 1901 Punkin Show. Whether you had the best peck of potatoes, the best pound of butter, or the best fancy quilt, your labors were sure to be rewarded. From the September 20, 1901 Skidmore Standard, page 1:

All premiums will be in merchandise unless otherwise stated, and given by the person designated.

CLASS 1 – FRUIT.

APPLES
Best 6 varieties, any kind. 1st premium by J. F. Kellogg $1.50; 2nd premium by Geo. Ashbrook $1.
Best display by owner and grower, 1st premium by Sewell Bros. & Montgomery $1.50; 2nd by Betz & Co., $1.00.
Finest plate Ben Davis. Pinkston Bros., 50c.
Finest plate Johnathan. Sewell Bros. & Montgomery 50c.
Finest Plate Wine Sap, M. P. Horn 50c.

PEACHES
Finest Display, 1st premium Foster & Co. $1.00; 2nd Wade & Hitchcock 50c.

PEARS
Finest display, 1st premium E. T. Duval $1.00; 2nd M. P. Horn 50c.
CLASS 2 – VEGETABLES.
Best display. 1st premium committee cash $2; 2nd Freeze & Bramble $1.
Best display Irish potatoes. 1st premium Sewell Bros. & Montgomery $1.50; 2nd J. M. French & Co., 50c.
Best peck potatoes, any variety. 1st premium Manchester & Gill $1; 2nd Chadduck and Strickler 50c.
Best display sweet potatoes. 1st premium J. F. Kellogg $1; 2nd M. P. Horn 50c.
Best display onions. 1st premium Foster & Co. $1; 2nd Betz & Co 50c.
Best peck onions, any variety. E. T. Duval $1.
Best display turnips. 1st premium E. T. Duval $1; 2nd J. M. French & Co. 50c.
Finest display beets. Wade & Hitchcock 50c.
Finest display radishes. M. P. Horn $1.00.
Finest display beans. J. F. Kellogg $1.00.
Finest display cabbages. Foster & Co. 50c.
Largest pumpkin. 1st premium, committee cash $2; 2nd Foster & Co. 50c.
Best display pumpkins. 1st premium R. A. Walker $1; 2nd J. F. Kellogg 50c.
Largest number of varieites. 1st premium Pinkston Bros $1; 2nd Wm. Fullerton 50c.
Largest squash. 1st premium committee cash $2; 2nd E. T. Duval 50.
Best display of squashes. 1st premium Sewell Bros & Montgomery $1; 2nd Manchester & Gill 50c.
Largest number of varieties. J. M. French $1.
Best display gourds. 1st premium T. L. Howden $1; 2nd Chadduck & Strickler 50c.
Largest gourd. T. L. Howden 50c.
Best display of all vegetables. 1st premium committee cash $2; 2nd Freeze & Bramble $1.
CLASS 3 – GRAIN AND SEEDS.
Best 12 ears corn any variety. 1st premium Sewell Bros & Montgomery $1.50; 2nd T. L. Howden 50c.
Best display of corn. 1st premium J. F. Kellogg $1.50; 2nd E. T. Duval 50c.
Best 12 ears yellow corn. 1st premium J. M. French & Co. $1; 2nd T. P. Moorhead 50c.
Best 12 ears white corn. 1st premium J. M. French & Co. $1; 2nd T. L. Howden 50c.
Best peck of wheat. 1st premium Chadduck & Strickler $1; 2nd M. P. Horn 50c.
Best peck of oats. 1st premium Wade & Hitchcock $1; 2nd J. F. Kellogg 50c.
Best peck clover seed. 1st premium Betz & Co $1; 2nd Moorhead 50c.
Best peck Timothy seed. 1st premium J. M. French & Co $1; 2nd Manchester & Gill 50c.
Best peck Millet seed. Manchester & Gill $1; 2nd Wade & Hitchcock 50c.
Best peck pop corn. T. L. Howden 50c.
Best display grain and seeds. 1st premium committee cash $2; 2nd Pinkston Bros. $1.
CLASS 4 – POULTRY.
(Two hens and one rooster in all entries.)
Finest pen Plymouth Rocks. 1st premium Sewell Bros. & Montgomery $1; 2nd J. F. Kellogg 50c.
Finest Light Bramas. Betz & Co $1.
Finest Turkey Gobbler. Howden $1.
Finest display poultry. 1st premium J. F. Kellogg $1; 2nd Sewell Bros & Montgomery 50c.
CLASS 5 – HORSE SHOW
Finest spring colt served by “Trantram” season of horse. Fred Barber $10.
Finest spring colt served by . . . . season of horse. Taylor Brown . . . .
Fiest spring colt sired by Prince Rupert, season of horse. J. A. Baugher. . . .
Finest single driver in harness for contestants outside of Skidmore. 1st, Chadduck & Strickler $2; 2nd Manchester & Gill $1.
Finest driving team in harness for contestants outside of Skidmore, 1st Wade & Hitchcock $2; 2nd J. M. French & Co. $1.
Best turnout for contestant outside of Skidmore, buggy and harness to count 50 per cent. 1st Pinkston Bros $2; 2nd T. P. Moorhead $1.

 

CLASS 6 – FLOWERS.
Best display of pot grown flowers. 1st Foster & Co., $1; 2nd, Wm. Fullerton 50c.

 

CLASS 7 – CULLINERY.
Best pound of butter. 1st, J. F. Kellogg $1; 2nd, R. A. Walker 50c.
Finest display of Jellies. 1st E. T. Duval $1; 2nd R. A. Walker 50c.
Best loaf of bread by girl under 15 years old. Sewell Bros & Montgomery 50c.
Best light rolls by girl under 15 years of age. J. F. Kellogg 50c.
Best cake by girl under 15 years of age. J. F. Kellogg 50c.
Best cake made by man, woman or child. C. E. Painter cash $2. Cash for the cake $1.

 

CLASS 8 – FANCY WORK.
Best display of fancy work. Chadduck & Sewell $1.
Best counterpane. Sewell Bros. & Montgomery 50c.
Best fancy pillow. J. F. Kellogg 50c.
Best fancy quilt. 1st premium T. L. Howden $1; T. P. Moorhead 50c.
Best stand cover. Foster & Co. $1.
Best plain sewing by girl under 15 years of age. Sewell Bros & Montgomery 50c.

 

SPECIAL PREMIUMS.
For the best loaf of bread baked from Gold Medal flour we will give one 50 lb sack.
For the best light rolls baked from Gold Medal flour we will give one fifty lb sack.
For the best loaf of bread baked from Calla Lilly flour we will give one 50 lb sack.
For the best light rolls baked from Calla Lilly flour we will give one 50 lb sack.
Foster & Co.