Memoirs of La Crosse County; From the Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present with Special Chapters on Various Subjects, Including Each of the Different Towns, and a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Representative Families in

Memoirs of La Crosse County; From the Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present with Special Chapters on Various Subjects, Including Each of the Different Towns, and a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Representative Families in

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...of the disadvantages of both low and bluify land, which pertain to the other western towns here also interfere with the pro ress of farming. There is, however, much good land in the town, and ormon coulee was one of the first places selected by the thrifty people whose name it bears, for agricultural purposes. It has the advantage of the La Crosse markets, the greater part of the land within the city corporation limits having been taken from its territory. The aggregate value of the land is $715,285 and, the total value of all property is $828,960. Its live stock numbers 388 horses, 1,660 cattle, 151 sheep and 418 swine, all valued at $70,500. Hay (cultivated grasses) occupies the greatest area of farming land. The next most important crop is oats, (1,504 acres) and the third, cor n (972 acres). Shelby raises more apples than any other town. It has 124 acres with 4,765 bearing trees, which produce about 4,000 bushels of fruit. It also raises large quantities of potatoes, the yield sometimes reaching 17,000 or 18,000 bushels. There is one cheese factory in the town. The town oflicers are Oeter Kienholtz, clerk; John Stephen, treasurer; Martin Hass, assessor; H. A. Jacobs, supervisor.. D born in Germany in 1798, and his wife, Mary (Schalk) Mader, to whom he was married in 1837, came to La-Crosse county in 1853, settling in Mormon coulee, in the town of Shelby. Mr. Mader bought a farm of forty acres in section 11, and later added one hundred and sixty acres. He developed a fine farm and was a well-to-do man at the time of his death in 1880. Several of his sons live in the city of La Crosse. William and Ida (Keuhm) Linse came to America in 1848 and settled in La Crosse county in 1853, pre-empting land which they later sold and...show more

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 390g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236769554
  • 9781236769558