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Albion men ran a fox ranch in the 1920s

Posted 5 December 2013 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian

ALBION – In the mid-1920s, Ross N. Wilson at left and Irving Weet, standing on the porch, established a fox ranch west of Albion.

This was located on Route 31 and backed up to the Phipps Road. Here they raised silver fox for their pelts when they were fashionable to wear on women’s coats.

In this picture they are showing off some fox pelts that are ready to be shipped to a furrier. The man at right is unidentified.

Ross Wilson in the 1940s served as Albion town supervisor. He was the grandfather to County Historian C.W. Lattin.