Wisconsin, its opportunities and inducements to home seekers : hundreds of thousands of acres of farming lands : no other locality can equal it
Wisconsin desires more settlers, pp. -8 ff. PDF (945.0 KB)
~~~~~1 - now offering hundreds of thousands of acres of land for farm- ing purposes are at present by no means small from an agr cultural standpoint. In fact some of the counties are among the leaders of crop-growers in the State. At the State Fair held in Milwaukee in 1895, where al sections of the State had exhibits, the highest award for vegetables was given to a county which borders upon Lake Superior, and the grain .and general farm product exhibits of a number of Northern Wis- consin counties were excelled by none located in the old rich agricultural districts. What can be done in the way of farm- ing in this section of country has been thoroughly etablised, and as personal investigation is always best, Wisconsin asks any and all who are looking for homes where labor will bring its highest reward, to investigate the State before they locate elsewhere. A large, finely-illustrated book has been prepared by Prof. W. A. Henry, Dean of the Wisconsin Agricultural College. It is a treatise on the climate, soil and other advantages of North- ern Wisconsin, and shows over one hundred views of growing crops in that section. A copy of this book can be had by writ- ing Mr. Geo. W. Bishop, Secretary of the Immigration Board. The object of the Legislature in passing thie law creating the Board of Immigration and expressed in the act was to make known conservatively what inducements Wisconsin of- fers to people desiring a home, and to secure fqr thpse peoQple, who wish to make settlement within the bordeis of the State, fair treatment from the land-owners and full opportunity to take advantage of the many excellent Ahab ithat awit them. The movement is in no sense a commeria one, as the State does not seek to sell its own land, $to, as a 'common- wealth, looks for its reward in the settlement of the i;de- veloped sections and in the increased populatiol of the 1- settled portions of the State and the increed valuation of the State's property.
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