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Henry, W. A. (William Arnon), 1850-1932 / Central Wisconsin : its possibilities and future
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Rietbrock, Fred.
Northern Wisconsin for dairying,   pp. 9-22 ff. PDF (2.7 MB)


Page 9


N ORTHE1EN Wisconsin is no new terri-.
[7   tory or unknown district. Indeed, north-
      ern Wisconsin was land when southern
      Wisconsin and all the territory directly
      south of it to the Gulf of Mexico was
      covered with water, so the geologists
      would have us understand. At the same
time to most people that we meet in southern
Wisconsin, the northern half of the state is a
new country but little understood by them, and
in order to form an idea as to Its desirability for
dairying it is necessary to some extent to study
its location, its accessibility, character of soil,
water and climate. This we will undertake to
do as briefly as possible.
   Northern Wisconsin embraces practically
one-half the area of the state, or about 17,000,000
acres of land and extends from east to west at
its greatest width about 225 miles, and In Its
greatest extent from north to south about 160
miles. To the east of it is Lake Michigan; to
the north of It Lake Superior, to the west of it
the Mississippi river.
   In the northern border we have what iX
                     9
        rthern Wisconsin
1X ForDAIR.YING
    Fred flietbrook's Address to the WIsconin
            Daifryen's Asociation


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