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Goc, Michael J. / From past to present : the history of Adams County
(1999)

Farming,   pp. 38-57 PDF (14.6 MB)


Page 57

A.D. "Adams County" Barnes.               E.O."Abstract"
Barnes                   R.V. "Appletree" Barnes 
Realtor                                          Abstractor             
                 Nurseryman 
Buy Farms and Lands of Barnes, Barnes & Barnes. 
Realtors, P.O. Friendship Wisconsin. 
BUY A HOME NOW AND BE INDEPENDENT WHEN WAGES GO DOWN. 
PAY ONLY 6 PER CENT INSTEAD OF 20 TO 40 PER CENT AS RENTERS 
THIS COUNTY AND VICINITY OFFER GREAT OPPORTUNITIES! 
"The earth was made to be farmed and man was made and sent to farm it.
Whenever he has stayed close to his farm he has 
prospered." 
"There is not a State in the Union which is more nearly self-sustaining
than is Wisconsin," says Dean Russell, "and yet Wisconsin 
is not beginning to measure up to its opportunities." 
Light and medium soils are the surest and easiest to farm and our great State
University is educating farmers how to successfully 
handle them. 
"Wisconsin is the only state in the Mississippi Valley to increase its
farm ownership during the last ten years, which shows that 
Wisconsin is still in the lead in its agricultural activities, and is outstripping
its competitor in the elimination of the teneant 
farmer, as it has in the rank of dairy cows, the erection of silos, the production
of seed grain," and we may say its excellent 
quality of potatoes, fruit and garden products. 
Adams County, the keystone of Central Wisconsin, only 60 miles from Madison,
90 miles from 
Milwaukee, and 150 miles from Chicago, is 48 miles long North and South,
and is bordered on the East by 
the Soo R.R., on the North by the C & N.W. R.R. on the South by the C.M.&St.P.R.R.,
on the West by the 
Wisconsin River; the world admired Dells, and the magnificent water power
dam at Kilbourn, and is crossed 
by the C.&N.W. R.R. from Milwaukee to Seattle, one of the best equipped
railroads in the United States. 
With a variety of soils, beautiful groves, large tracts of fine timber, dozens
of streams of clear water, 
with fields of the best quality of corn, clover and potatoes, garden products
and fruits; with autos, trucks, 
tractors and better roads, which make farming and marketing easy, with telephones,
churches and excellent 
rural schools, with a beautiful County-seat, containing an up-to-date Court
House and High School, but no 
jail for a county of 10,000 population, and no bonded indebtedness on the
county, hence low taxes; and with 
an enthusiastic County Agent to advise and encourage the farmers to better
methods of farmings--ADAMS 
COUNTY offers the Homeseeker by far the Best Opportunity for the Least Money
and Effort, that is offered 
anywhere today in the U.S. 
We invite CORRESPONDENCE and INSPECTION. We will meet you at Adams Station,
on the C& N.W. 
Rwy., and give free auto trip to inspect any of these properties, and free
entertainment while here. 
Come and see US. If we have misrepresented, we pay for your time and expense.
Give US your BUSINESS, and will give you prompt service. 
BARN.ES, BARNES & BARNES 
This ad, along with a full page offarms listed for sale, appeared in the
Friendship Reporter in 1916. It is 
testimony to the optimism of the times and the promotional enthusiasm of
"Barnes, Barnes & Barnes" who 
came to the county to build a railroad from Big Flats to Chicago, then stayed
to sell real estate. 


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