By Rose Teske
P. C. Museum Curator 

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023


September 27, 2023

In March of 1920, a group of Malta businessmen including Sandy Pray, Harry Whitcomb, Burt Moylan and B. H. Koke formed a corporation called the Fur Specialty Farming Co. Stocks were sold in Malta and the surrounding area. The old co-operative store on Front Street was set up to house a special variety of fur-bearing rabbits. Sandy Pray went to Fargo, N.D., to attend a special course on raising rabbits. Over 250 rabbits of every size and color arrived in Malta in early April.

Further shipments were expected in the following weeks. According to The Enterprise newspaper, the business was a pop...

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