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Wisconsin and its opportunities : illustrated by photographs taken in northern Wisconsin
([1905?])

Soils,   pp. [18]-19 PDF (480.8 KB)


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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
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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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