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  We do not believe that a farmer can get as
good land located in such a fine community as
cheap any place else in the United States as
he can buy it from the National Land Colon-
izing Company.
  There are millions of acres of cut-over land
in Upper Wisconsin. Some of it is worthless
sand land, some of it is fair land and will
grow pretty good crops, and some of it Is
gently rolling, rich, mellow, clay loam land,
and will grow bumper crops.
  The sand land and the fair land can be
bought at around $25.00 per acre.  But it
never will go to a high value like the best
land, and never will grow bumper crops.
  Our farms are the best cut-over land that
we could find. Much of it has cost us more
than some of the poorer land is priced at to
the farmers. But this is the finest and richest
that we could find. It will make a farmer re-
joice just to come and look at this land.
  All the National Land Colonizing Company
figures on making on this land is a small
profit that will give the men who have put
their money behind this company a decent re-
turn on their investment. Our help in farm
making costs the settlers nothing. We sell
thousands of acres each year, and make only
a small return on each acre. Our principles
are many sales with only small profits on
each farm.
  You can get one of these exceptionally valu-
able farms on our very easy terms for o0ily
$30.00, $35.00 and $40.00 per acre, and we will
add the cost of the buildings to your contract
if you want them, and will give you our valu-
able service free. When you come to see this
land, you will say you have never seen richer,
better laying land any place.
  You can perhaps buy poorer land a little
cheaper than this, but you cannot get such
good land as cheap as we are able to sell it to
you. Cheap land will never go to $100.00 to
$250.00 per acre. but this laad will, just as
soon as it Is cleared. Considering its wonder-
ful value, we believe these fine farms are the
cheapest that a farmer can buy any place.
  And remember that we make a hard and
fast guarantee to buy any one of these Ready-
To-Start-Farms back at $100.00 per acre
just as soon as it is cleared and plowed, if the
settler will sell it back on the same terms that
we turned It over to him in the first place.
Get on the farm, have a good place to live.
take the crops off it in the meantime, and
when It is cleared and plowed, you can sell
it back to us for $100.00 per acre if You
want to do so.   As a matter of fact, we
know it wili be worth a great deal more than
$100.00 per acre, but this guarantee is your
proof of the value of this land.
  It is very simple for you to come and get
one of these fine farms for yourself.
  All you need to do is to come to our field
office. (Do not come to our Madison office to
see the land.) At our field office you can
look over our soil surveys and pick out the
farm plan that you think you will like the
  Then our men will take you out, free of
charge, to show you the farm and you can go
over it carefully. Our men will also take you
around to see the dozens and dozens of men
already located on their Ready-To-Start-
Farms, so you can see exactly what they are
  If you want to get a farm of your own. you
return to the office and our men will make out
the papers for you. You can pay down what-
ever you like. If you pay down one-half or
more, we will give you a deed right away,
with abstract showing clear title, and you give
us back a five year mortgage for the balance.
  If you do not have enough money to pay
half, you can pay less, and we will give you a
deed and take back a mortgage for all the
balance you owe when you have cleared and
plowed five acres.
  All we ask is that you pay down at
least $500.00 per forty. This $500.00 down
per forty are our regular terms if you buy
on land contract. This contract calls for
nothing more on the principal for three
years. Then, after three years, you begin
paying small yearly installments. But re-
member that we will give you a deed and
take back a mortgage for all you owe, and
cancel your contract and the remaining pay-
ments on it as soon as you have cleared and
plowed only five acres. This means that
you can easily get a deed to your farm long
before your yearly installments will be due.
  If you can not pay down $500.00 per forty
at once, you pay down what you can to hold
the farm, and then pay up the $500.00 per
forty before you move onto your farm.
  You may want us to put buildings on your
farm for you. You do not need to make any
bigger down payment to secure biuldings
on your land.  If you want buildings, tell
the men, and they will give you the costs.
and they will add the cost of the building on
top of the cost of the land on your contract.
Tell them when you want them built, and they
will have them ready for you when you move
back to your farm with your family.
  It does not take any larger down payment
to get us to put the buildings on your land.
It is just the same, 5500.00 down per forty for
a farm without buildings, or for a farm with
  If you get 80 acres, it is $1000.00 down. If
you get 120 acres, it is $1500.00 down.
  If you are a good farmer and have some
stock and machinery and are short of ready
cash, you can talk things over with the field
men, and they can give you a little better
terms than $1000.00 or $1500.00 down on an
80 or 120 acre farm, especially if you put up
your own buildings.
  We do not like to sell 40 acres for less than
$500.00 down, but we will even make excep-
tions here sometimes if a man is a good farmer
and has some stock and machinery, but is
short of ready cash.
  The state will exempt you from taxes on 40
acres for three years. On amounts over 40
acres, you get no exemption, except on the
first forty.
  On interest, we will take your note each
year, up to the time you get a deed, provided
you have brushed five acres and plowurd twtc
acres each year.
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