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Henry, W. A. (William Arnon), 1850-1932 / Central Wisconsin : its possibilities and future
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Northern Wisconsin: its agricultural possibilities,   pp. 3-8 PDF (1.1 MB)


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into these fields to de their own harvesting, and
finishing with a little corn, pork can be cheaply
produced. Northern Wisconsin sould raise no
grain for sale; neither should it produce hay for
the market. Hay and grainproductionfordirect
sale means the ruination of the agriculture in
any country where such practices are followed.
Farmers should let hay go off their farms only in
rare cases.
   Feed all these products at home, keep up the
fertility on the land and ship to market only
fnish'ed products like butter, cheese, eggs, pork,
mutton and beef.
   The landseeker need make no mistake in
purchasing if he will but move cautiously, deal-
ing with reliable flras and taking his time to
look over different sections. bet him never
forget that while northern Wisconsin is a good
region for farming, it neverthelesa contains irge
tracts of land that should be seye rly avoided.
In determining whether lIen ax suitPle for
agriculture and whether the soil is rich qr not,
let the land seeker be guided largely by what
settlers already in the region are doing  If the
soils seem of fair quality by direct observation.
and if the crops, the more thrifty settlers are
growing, are satisfactory, then one need not
hesitate about buying similar lands. Railroads
penetrate every portion of our new north.
There are settlers in every township. Roads are
largely laid out and the newcomer will have but
few privations to suffer. If he find the right
kind of lands, he will soon have a farm on which
he can grow crops of some kind every year
without falL He is sure of markets. He is
certain of lumber at reasonable price, of
alundauce of firewood, of pure water and of
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