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Wisconsin, its opportunities and inducements to home seekers : hundreds of thousands of acres of farming lands : no other locality can equal it
(1895)

Profits from the land before a crop is harvested PDF (247.6 KB)



PROFITS- FROM THE LAND BEFORE A CROP IS
                   HARVESTED.
A home in the timber regions of Wisconsin means more tsan
a mere possession of so many acres of land. As a rule there is
a great deal of standing timber left upon cuttover lands, and
the amounat that can be secured off the timber that is removed
in fitting the land for agricultural purposes is surprising. Saw
logs, which always find a ready market and good prices, bring
considerable to the farmer, and railroad ties, posts, cord-wood,
telegraph-poles, etc., which are removed in clearing the lands
bring a good cash price at any time they are ready for ship-
ment and are never far from the railroad line. This gives to
the settler money at the time when it is most needed, and is a
great advantage over the prairie country, where nothing can
be secured until the crop is harvested. When the land is clear
it will produce as mnch as any land, and the farmer has the
advantage of having made considerable in clearing it. All the
way from $50 to $200 worth of timber and wood are taken
from forty acres, besides a great abundance of frewood and
building material for the farmer.
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