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Henry, W. A. (William Arnon), 1850-1932 / Central Wisconsin : its possibilities and future

Rietbrock, Fred.
Northern Wisconsin for dairying,   pp. 9-22 ff. PDF (2.7 MB)

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known as the Penokee range, an elevated terri-
tory, extending east and west, the summit of
which is not more than tweuty-five to fifty miles
from Lake Superior.
     The whole territory south of this elevated
 range Is an inclined plane sloping to the east-
 ward, to the westward, but mainly to the south-
 ward. The sKrface of this plane in most parts
 is gently roiling.
     There are numerous small lakes, especially
 In the northeastern parts, and innumerable
 springs, creeks and rivers which discharge their
 waters into Lakes Michigan and Superior, but
 mainly Into the Mississippi river.
     The water in this territory Is clear and in
 most places soft. Trout, bass, perch, muskal-
 longe and other game fish abound in the lakes
 and rivers.
              Character of the SaL-
    The soil, according to location, varies from
a light sand to a heavy clay, but by far the larg-
est portion of this territory has a clay loam soil
It is sate to say that the soil of two-thirds of the
whole territory is clay and that one-third of it is
    The sandy districts are mostly in the sor-th-
western part of this territory in the lower valleys
of the great rivers, as the W'aeonsin, the Black
and the Chippewa, and the, sand valleys are so
*hle that they run into each other, as It were, a
sandy belt, extending from Waupaca county
West to the Mississippi river.
   There are also considerable sand patches in,
the upper tributaries of the Wisconsin river.

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