PAID FOR LAND WITH POTATOES - 1901
Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 1/15/2017 at 21:31:14
Dubuque Daily Telegraph, October 2, 1901
PAID FOR LAND WITH POTATOES
Traer, Oct 2. – There have been many instances up west where farmers marketed enough wheat or flax from $13 to $30 land in one year to pay for the land, but a north Tama farmer raised enough potatoes to pay for the land at the present high price of the vicinity. Arthur Wood of Buckingham had eighteen acres of potatoes this year. Although the crop here is very light, he gets 800 bushels to the eighteen acre field. The price here at present is $1.25 to $1.50, which gives Mr. Wood a return of $1,200 this year, or $66.66 per acre.
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