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Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / The Wisconsin horticulturist: issued monthly, under the management of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the purpose of disseminating the horticultural information collected through the agency of the society
Vol. I, No. 5 (July 1896)

Philips, A. J.
Waupaca County as seen from abroad,   pp. 11-13 PDF (603.7 KB)

Wakefield, J.
Waupaca County as seen at home,   pp. 13-15 PDF (582.3 KB)

Page 13

his days amid the attractions of Waupaca county. I refer
to mV friend Wakefield who is to follow me in an interesting
paper on Waupaca county as seen at home. Time is passing
and I close, having spoken of only a few of the many pleas-
ant things seen in your county by a representative from
J. Wakefield, Fremont.
I have been asked to prepare a paper, to read at this meet-
ing. giving "Waupaca County as Seen at Home." I could tell
you ho]vw we "natives" see it, but you might ridicule iuv con-
clusions, and make fun of our pretensions. But you are here
to see for yourselves. I am glad we have so many visitors at
this time, so mnany intelligent men and women, for I have
long noticed that horticulturists as a class are the most in-
telligent people we have. We want you to look the ground
over, and then excuse us for being a little proud of our
(tiler counties may hav e equal attractions-Wisconsin is
full of such. W'e firlylv believe that no state in the union
can boast of a more healthl-giving climate, more good land to
the acre. more prospering industries according to  popul--
tion, no better or more industrious citizens, in short, no more
of anything that tends to make a state or nation respected.
g-reat and prosperous.
A true patriot loves his country, and is ever ready to speak
a good word for it, if need be brag a little about it. and, if
not too cowardly. fight for it. It is his country; his home is
theme. and home to him is the dearest spot on earth. Other
countries may have superior attractions for the average hit-
man. but not for him.
That is what ails us. We love our county. We have pel -
haps spent the biggest portion of our valuable lives in it, we
luhve learned to appreciate its many advantages. Our homes
have long been in it, and we expect to spend our remainilng
davs here, and die here,-if we live long enough.

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