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

Table of contents,   pp. [unnumbered]-72 PDF (580.0 KB)



    5.
                    TABLE OF CONTENTS.
              PART I-EARLY CONDITIONS.
                          CHAPTER I.
INTRODUCTORY ............. 77
    Dane County representative of agricultural conditions of the
       state-Area-Location-Boundaries-Drainage and Topog-
       raphy--Geological formations-Various soils and their value
       -Vegetation-Woods- Prairies.
                          CHAPTER II.
THE MOVEMENT OF SETrLERS TO WISCONSIN......................  86
    Early comers: hunters, trappers, miners-Their reports of the
       country-First permanent settlers-Indian wars and their
       good results-Twofold influence toward immigration-Rapid
       advance of public schools-Character of early settlers-Means
       of travel-German settlers-Norwegian immigrants-Poverty
       of foreign immigrants.
                         CHAPTER III.
THE PURCHASE oF LAND FROM THE GOVERNMENT .91
   Land laws-Division of territory into districts-Methods of sale
       -Unlawful organizing of buyers-Preemption privileges-
       Squatters Protective Association-Precautions against land-
       grabbing-Bad effect of land speculation-Punishment of
       claim-jumpers-Limitation of purchase-Military land war-
       rants -Purchases from state-Swamp land-Cheap land-Un-
       wise generosity of government.


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