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Wisconsin State Agricultural Society / Transactions of the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society, including the proceedings of the state agricultural convention held in February, 1885, together with other practical papers
Vol. XXIII (1885)

Exhibition of 1884,   pp. 41-47


Page 46

46       WISCONSIN STATE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. 
We supplement the above list by a few, and only a few of 
our own citizens, who are said to have already secured to 
themselves 
BARONIAL POSSESSIONS: 
Acres. 
C. F. Brainard, of Brainard, Minn.............................. 140,000 
George Hurst, of San Francisco, Cal ............................  48,000
S. C. Sherwin, in New Mexico. ...........................600,000 
C. W. Dorsey and syndicate, New Mexico ...................... 3,500,000 
Oliver Dalryniple, St. Paul, Minn.........................  500,000 
E. Distin, of Philadelphia ..............................2,000,000 
J. W. Watkins, Louisiana.............................. 1,225,000 
M. Richmond & Co., Buffalo................................... 150,000
Jeremiah M. Rusk and other of our citizens swell this partial 
list  to  . .. ................................................  8 580 000
In clO3ing this aldress, lef m2, farmers of Wisconsin, call 
your attention to our own noble state, with all its advan- 
tages. Taking all things into consideration, there is no state 
in all this great nation which is to be preferred. Note its 
great extent of coast, favoring water transit to the east and 
south, its liberal system of railways, bringing to us the 
wealth of the west; the general fertility of its varied soils, 
its great stores of lumber, and of the metals, the average 
character of its temperature, reaching neither extreme, and 
its general healthfulness. Time would indeed fail to speak 
of our many blessings, for which we can never be too 
thankful, *ad as evidence of its productiveness in grain, 
stock, dairy products, etc., we have only to look around 
upon our fair this day. We know that it cannot be sur- 
passed at any state fair in the Union. The vast display of 
farm machinery and manufactured articles shows the 
healthful nature of our industrial development. By the 
favor of the Almighty comes this blessing on our varied 
labors, and without His favor all our labor, and even our 
education, would be vain and profitless. This is no 
GREAT BABYLON 
which we have builded, it is a land overflowing with wealth 
and beauty, given by the great maker, who has also given the 


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