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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)


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is more attractive to people than one that does
not.
         Quantity and Quality of Fiut.
    AU the small fruits, as strawberries, rasp-
berries, currants and the like, grow wild and do
ever so much better in the cultivated state.
Native plums are also found in considerable
quantity. While pineapples, I ananas and
oranges do not grow there any better than in
southern Wisconsin, apples are very successfully
grown.
    In its exhibit at the state fair Marathon
county showed in 1901 forty-three varieties of
standard apples, the quality of which was pro-
nounced to be excellent and was awarded first
prize on the same.
    The apple is a northern fruit. The tree does
best upon a deep clay soil with a northern ex-
posure. The northern slope of the Penokee
range is large enough to grow apples and will
undoubtedly grow them, as the section gets
cleared up and the industry well on its feet, to
supply apples for Wisconsin and every adjoining
state.
    While the sandy sections of northern Wis-
consin are not particularly desirable for dairy
farming, the territory is sufliciently valuable,
however, for the root crops, especially for potato
cultmre; to make it attractive for permanent and
successful settlement. No better potatoes go
into the southern markets than come from
northern Wisconsin.
   In this discussion we have, howeverpr-
ticularly to do with the clay loam and elay sec-
tione which make the ideal pasture lands for


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