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Anderson, A. C. (Alfred Conrad), 1887-, et al. / Soil survey of Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
(1931)

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        SOIL SURVEY OF MANITOWOC COUNTY, WISCONSIN               3
ts, respectively, were on May 26 and September 13. The average
  r fall is slightly lower than that- of the State and a larger propor-
  to falls in summer and less in winter.
  able 1 shows the normal monthly, seasonal, and annual tempera-
and precipitation as recorded at the Weather Bureau station
a Manitowoc.
1.-Normaw monthly, 8easonal, and annual temperature and precipitation
                            at Manitowoc
                            [Elevation, 616 feet]
ronth
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Temperature
Mean
OF.
  24.9
  18. 7
  19.4
  21.0
  30. 3
  ,42.2
  52.1
  41.5
  62. 1
  67. 6
  66.4
  65.4
  59. 7
  48.8
  36.1
  48.2
  44.0
Absolute
maxi-
mum
  OF.
    60
    55
    56
    60
    73
    87
    92
    92
    98
    100
    99
    100
    96
    84
    69
    96
    100
Absolute
minimum
  OF.
  _24
  -32
  -29
  -32
  -13
     8
     18
   -13
     33
     38
     38
     33
     26
     11
   -10
   -10
   -32
1'recipitatlao
Mean
Inches
  1. 78
  1. 70
  1.47
  4.95
  2.09
  2.49
  3.06
  7.64
  3.48
  3.59
  2.93
  10.00
  3.22
  2.64
  2.18
  .04
  30.63
Total
amount
for the
driest
year
Inches
   1.54
   1.64
   . 49
   3.67
   . 42
   1.52
   4.42
   6.36
   1.49
   1.85
   3.51
   6.85
   1.16
   .53
   1.59
   8.28
   20.16
Total
amount
for ,he
wettest
1924)
Inches
   1. 10
   1.06
   2.76
   5.32
   3. C8
   5.40
   5.40
   14.48
   3.00
   4.38
   11.07
   18.45
   1.89
   .14
   2.76
   4.79
   43.04
Snow,
avera e
Inches
   10.4
   13.6
   10.6
   34.6
   6.9
   3.4
     .1
   10.4
     .0
     .0
     .0
     .0
     .0
     .5
     3.9
     3.9
   48. 9
                           AGRICULTURE
The first agricultural efforts in Manitowoc County were in the
Sotion of subsistence crops and feed for the livestock kept.
umbering preceded agriculture in most places, and permanent set-
l nt followed after lumbering operations had partly cleared the
l . The main products of the county were pine and hemlock
lber, and it was not until about 1847 that sufficient flour and dairy
pducts for local needs were produced in the county. During early
tlement, most of the settlers worked in sawmills and in the woods
did d" not clear much land. About 1865 agriculture began to
a me importance.
In 1840 there were produced in the county 225 bushels of wheat,
10 bushels of oats, 175 bushels of corn, 1,900 bushels of potatoes,
ad67 tons of hay. There were then in the county 81 milk cows and
Sgs. By 1870, the total yield of wheat had risen to more than
0     bushels. It continued to increase until about 1880, after
ich time there was a decrease in acreage. Very little rye was
Precipitation


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