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Northern Wisconsin: A Hand-book for the Homeseeker

Northern Wisconsin: A Hand-book for the Homeseeker

Northern Wisconsin: A Hand-book for the Homeseeker

by Henry, W. A

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Madison: Democrat Printing Co., 1896. Scarce guide for potential immigrants to northern Wisconsin, then only 48 years a state; replete with photos of hardy if dour rural folk and their prodigious cabbages (p. 99), heaps of potatoes (p. 93), neck-high peas (p. 83), houses, barns, and other glories of limitless possibility - if you could clear the stumps. There is a section on land & soil types, success stories, also a little on charcoal, logging, boats, railroads, sheep, cattle, other industries. The author was Dean of the College of Agriculture at the University of Wisconsin; the book was given upon request to the Secretary, State Board of Immigration, Rhinelander. This copy has an illustrated cover with a (perished) leather spine, as pictured; it was also issued in plain green cloth. Fair: the covers (front, with a few leaves attached, rear, by itself) detached, much wear & rubbing, inner hinge 'repaired' with thick blue tape, to no avail. Text clean; [8], 192 pages, many b/w photos (nearly every other page), a few folding charts, tables, maps.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 9½" by 7".


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Northern Wisconsin: A Hand-book for the Homeseeker
Henry, W. A
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Democrat Printing Co.
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9�" by 7"
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Homesteaders, Agriculture, Immigration, Land Use, Settlement, Logging, Lumber, BIBLIO-LIVE-3

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