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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. [7]-8 ff. PDF (945.0 KB)

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   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
      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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