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Hibbard, Benjamin Horace, 1870-1955 / The history of agriculture in Dane County, Wisconsin
(1904)

Chapter III: Tobacco,   pp. 155-175 PDF (4.7 MB)


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HIBBARD-IISTORY OF AGRICULTURE IN DANE COUNTY. 175
Prices anti Acreage of Tobacco in Dane County, 1840-1901.
      (Compiled from reports of assessors and census enumerators.)
   Price     Acreage.
per pound.
  $.12     .............
    .07    ..............
    13     ..............
    .07            10
..............  8,9u75
    .12    ..............
  .12..  .... ..............
           1 ...........
    .12
    to
    .13     .          '
           ..............
...............    ....86
    .06     .............
    .06     .............
    .06     ..............
    .05     ..............
    .03     .. .. . . .
    .035        1,929
    .065        1,454
    .075        2,459
    .075        2,044
    Year.
1879............
1880.............
1881.............
18S2.............
1883.............
1884.............
1885............
188A............
1b87 .............
1888.............
1859.............
1890.............
1891.............
1892.............
1893.............
1894.............
1895.
1896.............
1897.............
1898............
1899 .......
1900.............
1901.............
  Price
per pound.
  $.065
  .085
  .105
  .14
  .18t
  .17
  .15
  .08
  .10
  .11
  .11
  .10
  .10
  .10
  .09
  .09
  .055
  .065
  .09
  .065
  .07
  .11
  .11
Acreage.
   4,331
   6,240
.............
..............
   6,220
..............
  12,167
  6,500
  7,758
  9,361
  8,045
  9,388
  10,234
  10,968
  10,436
  8,729
  6,789
  5,997
  9,974
  11,SJ8
  12,638
  15,091
  14,365;
     Year.
1840..............
1851..............
1852..............
18b3..............
1859..............
1860..............
1861..............
1864 .
1865.1
1886                >
Ises............
1887............
1865 .............
188..............
1889..............
1870..............
1871..............
1872............
1873..............
1874..............
1875..............
1876..............
1877.............
1878.............
  *Complete returns were not available for the early period of tobacco raising.
These numbers represent the number of pounds produced in entire state. The
acreage relates to Dane.
  tA few sales were made at $.25.
  *This was the estimate made by assessors, but it is probably 40 per cent.
too
high, as much planting was prevented by the drought.
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