Monday, December 2, 2013

There's a New Sheriff in the County

With the new year — 1921 — came a new sheriff for Lake County, and Lewis E. Barnes, formerly of Hobart, moved to Gary and the ice business.

Ex-sheriff Barnes, new sheriff Olds
(Click on images to enlarge)
From "Local Drifts," Hobart Gazette 7 Jan. 1921.

I don't know anything about his successor, but he may have been 49-year-old William H. Olds of East Chicago, whom the 1920 Census describes as "Chief Deputy," "County."

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If you're shopping for a phonograph, here's a couple you can buy from the Central Drug Store in Hobart:

Ad for Brunswick phonograph
From the Hobart Gazette, 14 Jan. 1921.

Ad for Sonora phonograph
From the Hobart Gazette, 21 Jan. 1921.

That price range in 2013 dollars would be about $979 to $23,483.*

*"US Inflation Calculator." Inflation Calculator. COINNEWS MEDIA GROUP LLC (COIN NEWS), 2013. Web. 24 Nov. 2013.

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