Bulletin Volume 12-15

Bulletin Volume 12-15

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...of increase 1900 to 1910 Value of all crops in 1909 Cereals (oata, corn, wheat, barley, rye) Other grains and seeds Hay and forage Vegetables Fruits and nuts All other crops 'Tame grass, 30,397 tons; wild grass, 38,534 tons BLUE EARTH COUNTY Blue Earth County is located in the southern part of the state south of the big bend of Minnesota River, and Mankato is the county seat. The drainage is all northward into the Minnesota, and the lower courses of several streams which converge toward the Minnesota at Mankato have deep valleys which have been utilized by certain railway lines in rising from the Minnesota valley to the upland plain. The greater part of the county is a plain standing between 1,000 and 1,100 feet above sea level. The immediate bluffs of the Minnesota are 975 to 1,000 feet, but the river is only 756 feet at Mankato. In the northwest part of the county along and north of the Watonwan River there is a morainic belt with two more or less distinct ridges or members. Its soil is classed as Marshall loam and Marshall fine sandy loam in the report on that county by the U. S. Bureau of Soils. Associated with this moraine are sandy deposits that have been distributed in part by the wind from the glacial outwash. The outwash seems to have been sand. There was probably more or less ponding of the waters in the vicinity of the great bend of the Minnesota at the time the moraine was forming, as the Minnesota valley below there had not yet been deeply excavated. The greater part of the county is a plain with a clay loam to silt loam soil, classed by the Bureau of Soils as Marshall clay loam and Marshall silt loam. The clay loam is in parts of the county where the till is practically at the surface. The silt loam is where it has a thin...show more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236863674
  • 9781236863676