Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / Annual report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the year 1910
Volume XL, Part II (1910)
Reigle, G. W.
Wisconsin a fruit state, pp. 220-225 PDF (1.3 MB)
WISCONSIN STATE HORTICULTURLB SOCKM. and cool until used, he says, when he speaks of corn, "that ex- periments * * * have proved that in the sweet varieties by night. To serve, soak the wafers a few minutes, and cook with salt, butter and cream. WISCONSIN A FRUIT STATE. (Read by G. W. REIGLE at the National Land Congress, Chicago, Nov. 15th, 1909.) Nearly 54,000 square miles. If we were to pick up the state of Wisconsin and spread her ever the states of Maine, New Hamp- shire, Vermont and Massachusets there would be left uncovered just enough foreign cranberry-bog to bury without ceremony and without a tear the entire Minnesota foot-ball aggregation. Wisconsin follows the fashion of the north in persisting to elect republican governors and emphatically proclaims J. 0. Davidson the most democratic executive she ever had. Her senators are known from ocean to ocean each occupying pedestals coveted by many anxious friends of the people; one is accused of having amassed a million but totally lacking in the ability to spend it, according to the moral standard set up by his critics; the other is charged with unprofessional irregulari- ties in politics, often calls the roll, meets all gradiators, bunched, in the political arena and the latest advices report him very much alive. Wisconsin has the greatest University in the west, her cities are annexing farm lands in every direction to accommodate their amazing growth; her farmers are becoming rich and her thousands of undeveloped acres are rapidly becoming the dwell- ing place of properous and happy immigrants. Is Wisconsin on the map commercially? Let us see ! Chicago lies just off the south-east corner, Milwaukee and other large cities near by. Duluth, Superior, St. Paul and Minneapolis nestle at the corner diagonally across the state. Shall I say that Kansas City and St. Louis are near the south-west corner? Some loyal Badger must say, yes; and also that trade routes by 220
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