Author
Title
[Future of Northern Wisconsin]
Series
Milwaukee Sentinel, December 30, 1900. Reprinted in Stevens: Yesterday's Future, Madison, 1999.
Publisher
State Historical Societyof Wisconsin
City
M
Date
1999
Original Date
1900
Libraries
LOW MAD PLL ERL
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The future of Northern Wisconsin is in the hands of the agriculturist. As Joseph Cook say in one of his lectures, "a country of 'Wetness' is a country of 'Fatness.' "

We certainly have the "wetness" which means grass and it only requires the hand of man to place his herds of cattle and flocks of sheep upon the lands in Northern Wisconsin to make this country rich. The timber is rapidly being converted into lumber and its various products. Pine is obsolete upon the line of the railroads. The henlock is being rapidly cut and the land followed up by the farmers, will make Northern Wisconsin as wealthy and productive as any portion of our great and beautiful state.