Wisconsin and its opportunities : illustrated by photographs taken in northern Wisconsin
Soils, pp. -19 PDF (480.8 KB)
Soils kind that appears only on the surface, and when once removed there is no second crop. The surface is slightly rolling and well drained. The lands offered to settlers generally have stand- ing green timber. From Fifield to just north of Phil- lips there is a sandy loam belt with a clay subsoil, and here and there gravelly knolls and some swamp. Most 19 what in the different localities, but the soil is good throughout. In some places there are stones (popularly called "hard heads") scattered here and there over the surface of unimproved lands. Where such stones are found, an exam- ination of nearby improved lands will verify the statement that when these stones are once removed there is no Note the Good Road and Gently Rolling Surface of the swamps can be drained and easily cleared. This territory is burned over, and offers exceptional opportuni- ties for the sheep man desiring a ranch of considerable size. Much of it can be grazed in its present condition, being in parts very well grassed over. This soil is well adapted to the raising of potatoes, and other root crops, and also small fruits. The swamp soil, when properly treated, grows wonder- ful crops. From Phillips south to Abbotsford, the district, generally speaking, has a clay loam soil with gently rolling sur- face. Its characteristics vary some- second crop. Most of the lands offered to settlers have some standing green timber that can be marketed at a profit. The general conditions of this district favor the man without much capital. The soil map of Northern Wisconsin appearing at the end of this pamphlet is inserted through the courtesy of the State University. We recommend a close examination, for it proves two things: 1st, that good soil exists in this district; and, 2d, that the best tracts are tributary to the Wisconsin Central Railway.
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