Social and Economic Analysis of the Milltown Agricultural Community, Polk Co. Wisconsin

Social and Economic Analysis of the Milltown Agricultural Community, Polk Co. Wisconsin

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...to 82 acres and the average prioe of land was $59 per acre. At present the average sized farm is 75 aoses, and the price of land has risen to an average of $l44 per acre. The farms decreased less than l0 per cent in size per decade, Farm values rose considerably more than l00 per cent per decade. The averages given above do not tell the whole story. Biere are some unusually large farms in the poorer regions in the outer edges of the territory that did not figure in the averages in l9l0 and l900. If the thriteen farms of l60 acres and above are left out of account, the average" sized farm is now 65 acres. Ten of the 22 farms listed in l890 decreased in size between l890 and l9l9, seven remained the same, and five increased in size. The farmers explain the inorease in land values partly on the ground of improvements of the land such as clearing, drainage, and fertilization. A large part of it was attributed to the improvement of farm buildings, improvement in marketing facilities was given as one cause and this was attributed especially to the coming of the railway, and improved dirt roads. Quite a number of the farmers near the village mentioned the new high school as an important factor. The creamery, stores, and church were also mentioned, as factors causing the rise. Most of the farmers think the price of land is too high now. They think so because they figure value in terms of original cost and not in terms of replacement value. The question, what do you consider an ideal size for a one-man farm was answered satisfactorily by l76 farmers. The largest number, 55 per cent, said 40 acres was the proper size. The next largest number, 33 per cent, said a man should have 80 acres. The other twelve per cent varied very widely in their...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236594142
  • 9781236594143