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