Friday, October 14, 2011

Thanksgiving Auction Preview at October meeting

The Grey County Historical Society had a sneak preview of the Thanksgiving auction items when they met for the October meeting at the Rockford Auction Centre.

Jim Snider, our host and guest speaker, shared the history of their business. His father, Elwood Snider, began the business in the fall of 1961.  The company hosted community auctions in the first facility in 1968. They also conduct farm auctions.

They displayed a collection of scrapbooks that include the advertisements for the various auctions since the business was established. This provides a glimpse of the social history of the area.

In 1978, Jim Snider attended the Western College of Auctioneering in Billings, Montana and returned home to work in the family business with auctioneers: his father, Elwood and his uncle Lawrence Knaggs. With them he gained experience in the business. 

Thank you to Jim and Missy Snider for giving us the opportunity to preview the items and providing refreshments. 

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