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The Fur Trade 350 years ago. #6685567
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"The Beaver Men"

By Mari Sandoz






Sound familiar?

Re: The Fur Trade 350 years ago. [Re: Marty B] #6685584
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"Where Can A Man Find Bear Beaver And Other Critters Worth Cash Money When Skinned?"

Re: The Fur Trade 350 years ago. [Re: Marty B] #6685585
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Those were the days.


Made it almost 3 years without censor!

Re: The Fur Trade 350 years ago. [Re: Marty B] #6685591
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Almost as good as the late 70's.
There were many booms and busts over that 350 years in the fur trade and it will continue to be so.

Re: The Fur Trade 350 years ago. [Re: Marty B] #6685606
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And the term fire sale...really did happen in London with the fur trade.......but the insurance paid for it....go figure.

Re: The Fur Trade 350 years ago. [Re: Boco] #6685633
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Originally Posted by Boco
Almost as good as the late 70's.
There were many booms and busts over that 350 years in the fur trade and it will continue to be so.


I don't know. I think it may be gone for good this time. Sure there will remain some small markets but as far as a general boom I really don't expect to see another in my lifetime.

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How the mighty have fallen.


Eh...wot?

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If I'm going to drink Kool Aid It's going to be the flavor I choose.

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Nice little bit of info from years ago .Often overlooked fact . But the history of the North American continent goes hand in hand with the fur trade . There was big money to be made and it was the reason for people to explore the the vast areas of land that had fur to be caught

Re: The Fur Trade 350 years ago. [Re: Marty B] #6685833
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The parallels from 400 years ago to today are surreal.


It's exactly the same. The only differences are the tools.

Re: The Fur Trade 350 years ago. [Re: Marty B] #6685864
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I think that may have been before fur farmers took over the market to help us out.


Who is John Galt?
Re: The Fur Trade 350 years ago. [Re: Boco] #6685890
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Originally Posted by Boco
Almost as good as the late 70's.
There were many booms and busts over that 350 years in the fur trade and it will continue to be so.


You know the best year since the '87 crash (2013) would be just the run of the mill year during the about 10 year boom. Throw in some inflation consideration and it would not even compare.


Fur boom prices

Multiply the fur boom prices by about 2.5 to adjust prices for inflation.

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Re: The Fur Trade 350 years ago. [Re: Marty B] #6685921
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Could you imagine the Charlie Foxtrot nowdays, with the internet, and outdoor marketing machine if the market was at true boom levels?



It would be a weapons grade circus jerk.





You think the resident/non resident issue is polarizing now?

Re: The Fur Trade 350 years ago. [Re: Marty B] #6685925
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If trapping was an occupation, States could not ban non-residents. They could still play games. If everybody had something of value to trap where they live, probably less likely to travel to places where one species has value.

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Re: The Fur Trade 350 years ago. [Re: Marty B] #6685983
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I was thinking more along the lines of the troubles caused by the geniuses that seem to frequent the fur world.



One time I had a couple of meth heads pull up to me fur buying stop and try to sell me tanned mink they pulled off of grandmas fur coat.

The kind where they pinch the hide together to make a nose, and sew on a couple black plastic beads for eyes.

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Synthetic fabrics including engineered insulation materials have replaced the demand for fur. The technology genie can never be put back in the bottle. I don't think the fur trade will ever come back.


-Ryan
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Micro plastics from synthetic clothing now pollute our oceans and may lead to the extinction of vulnerable species of sea life adversely affected by them.

We really need to get the message out that wearing fur IS GREEN! They should be spitting on the folks with faux fur.


"Can't we all just get along?" ---Rodney King (1991)
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Beaver was king back then and in the lower 48 it's once again king. Not for fashion but because low demand for it's fur has made it a nuisance.

What the fur industry needs is more rappers and professional athletes driving demand.


If I'm going to drink Kool Aid It's going to be the flavor I choose.

Re: The Fur Trade 350 years ago. [Re: ApocalypticGoatH] #6686083
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Originally Posted by gray dog

Beaver was king back then and in the lower 48 it's once again king. Not for fashion but because low demand for it's fur has made it a nuisance.

What the fur industry needs is more rappers and professional athletes driving demand.


Yup

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