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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)


Page 220


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
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