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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)

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

Page 14

I might speak of the many great improvements made in
our county within the past quarter of a century. but my
time is too limited to thus tire your patience.  I will say,
however, that we have a profusion of shops, stores, mills, fac-
tories, half a dozen or more ably conducted newspapers, etc.
We also have three flourishing cities, and a full supply of
aspiling villages. each one expecting soon to become the
county seat.
I might speak of our agricultural advantages, but our fields
are before vou, and vou can see for yourselves. One thing
is s-le. our people never starve-not much.  We can raise
nearly everything adapted to our climate, except the price
of potatoes.
We can raise fruit here. nearly all kinds of small fruit, and
some varieties of apples. EWho has not heard of the famous
NVWaupaca county seedlings?"  We have praised them  so
muchl that outsiders begin to more than half believe us, and
we begin to believe it, too. And we had cause for boasting.
Mlalny varieties halve gone back on us, but they couldn't help
it nor we either. Enough are still with us to give reason-
able hopes in regard to our horticultural future.
Following is a partial list of those seedling apples that have
foiuid their way into the records of our Society: Nijota. Puri-
tanr. Balch North. Riches' Greening. AArightmian, Addie, Mary,
Waite's Plush. Eveline, Wall. Weyauwega. Wrightman's
Ilusls. NMartlia. Julv Sweet. Sweet Snow. Tewabie, Bennet,
Sapplio. Wolf River. Albert, WanpacaM Willson's Russet,
Morse's Sweet. Ratzbur-g. N. A\\. Greeniing. and goodness
lnow s how many others, many of them   having been dis-
carded years ago.
We have three horticultural societies in our county, one
at Freniont. onet at W+aupava ; our county society was or-
ganlized July 11. 1S74. It has had 65 members or more, and
wvas at one time quite a lively and useful institution.
The first apple trees in Waupaca county were set in 1850
by Peter leiklijohn, of Little Wolf. and John Baxter, of Wey-
auwega. and Allen Hubbard, of Weyauwega, in 1852 raised
the first apples.

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