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Wisconsin, its opportunities and inducements to home seekers : hundreds of thousands of acres of farming lands : no other locality can equal it
(1895)

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                THE LANDS ARE NEAR RAILROADS.
           An important question with all home-seekers is whether or
         not a location otherwise desirable has sufficient and acceptable
         railroad facilities. It is highly important to any section which
         hopes to become an agricultural one that the farmers' crops
         can be moved quickly to market and that the facilities for get-
         ting in and out of the country are equal to those of old settled
         agricultural regions. Northern Wisconsin is extraordinarily
         well equipped with railroads. The great lumbering, mining
         and manufacturing districts have long ago brought the rail-
         roads to the country, and the majority of the counties have at
         least three (3) lines of road running through them, and but one
         county has less than two. The unsettled lands of Wisconsin are
         not remote from railroads or civilization; they are traversed by
         trunk lines and are within easy access of small towns and large
         cities. Few States have the railroad advantages Wisconsin
         has, and the more thinly settled portion more lines and many
         more miles of railroad than many States of the Union. Such
         roads as the Chicago & Northwestern, Chicago, M4waukee &
         St. Paul, The Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie, The
         Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha, The Wisonsin Cen-
         tral, The Green Bay, Winona & St. Paul, and many other lines
         ran through the country where these cheap lands and unex-
   -     celled opportunities are offered. Aside from ihe advantage of
          transportation and accessibility to the markt and trading
          points, the railroads will lend substantial and efficient aid to
          all actual settlers who desire to improve the land The will
7t        carry people to and from the lands at low rates, will transpor
          their household goods, work-tools, teams, eto., in the' sam
          way, and will assist in securing to the settler the- best posble
          cash markets for the products of his land or labor.
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