Manitowoc Association of Commerce / Manitowoc, "the city of opportunities"
The greatest industry in Manitowoc County, p. 23 PDF (398.1 KB)
MANITOWOC, THE CITY OF OPPORTUNITIES 73 The Greatest Industry in Manitowoc County Manitowoc county's reputation for raising high grade cattle is well established as evidenced by the large number of cattle buyers who come from all states of the union to purchase young stock. There are 3,887 farms witl' a total of 352,674 acres, the average size farm being 91 acres. The total land value is $24,167,893 and the land plus all farm buildings is valued at $42,016,528. The 63,200 milk cows of the county produce a total of 2,708,400,000 pounds of milk annually for which their owners receive $4,590,900. Using 1927 statistics, 74% of the milk was used in the manufacture of cheese, 3% went to creameries, 14% went to condenseries, 5% to city markets and 4% to other uses. Manitowoc county has on its farms approxi- mately 25,700 hogs, valued at $316,000, 1,700 sheep, 11,700 horses valued at $1,380,000, 280,000 chickens which produce 1,953,000 dozens of eggs. The cheese manufactured in the numerous small cheese factories is placed in specially con- structed wooden boxes and shipped to the large warehouses in the city where it is graded and par- afined and then shipped to the markets of the world. The average dairy herd consists of 16 milk cows and 5 head of young stock. Manitowoc county has a county agent to assist farmers in any prob- lem that may confront them. Pertinent Facts Pertaining to Manitowoc Manitowoc has an assessed valuation of $32,- 628,346, 24 miles of paved streets, a 215 bed hos- pital, eight public schools, a business college, a public library and museum, a private and public golf course, a gun club, a municipal airport, a rural Normal school, two daily newspapers, a broadcasting station, W. 0. M. T. the Mikadow theatre station, the Capital theatre, the most modern in the state outside of Milwaukee, six railroads and two passenger and freight steam- ship lines, two public bathing beaches, Masonic temple, Elks Clubhouse, Eagles Clubhouse, 1.0. 0. F. building, K. of P., Moose, K. of C.,Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis, two large bands, 16 fox ranches, the best County Fair Grounds in the state, a rabbit ranch, Assn. of Commerce and the finest people you will ever meet.
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