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title: 'The Minneapolis journal. (Minneapolis, Minn.) 1888-1939, November 30, 1904, Page 13, Image 13',
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A NOK.TH DAKOTA FAUM HOME."
This picture was originally photographed In Hettinger county, North Da-
kota, and shows the first crop of a new settler in his second year on the land.
With wheat yielding up to twenty-seven bushels an acre and selling at $1.00 a
bushel it is not hard to pay for the land from the first crop.
Choice prairie land at $8.00 to $12.00 an acre. _,
MANDAN and RICHARDTON, NORTH DAKOTA.
131 La Salle Street. Chicago, 111.
Ajudtty -rujuef *s**** iwrrx,
STOCK FARM, 2,300 acres, Morton
county, North Dakota (unimproved),
consisting of 300 acres of Heart River
valley rich bottom tillable land, the re
mainder rolling, rich, well-grassed land,
with springs, a little cottonwood tim
ber, two miles of stream watering every
part. Two Homesteads to be taken
nine miles from Judson, a town on
Northern Pacific railway. Price, $4.25
L. N. CARY,
Mandan, N. D.
IT WILL ONLY COST YOU
to write me regarding Borne of the best bar
gains in Red River Valley lands.
C. A. GRETTUM, Fargo, N. D.
Reliable Agents Wanted.
A 9,000-ACRE TRACT of rich, rolling,
well grassed, excellently watered land'
good soil just the thing to subdivide Into
stock farms may be had for $3 an acre,
$12,000 cash, balance easy. This is the
cheapest tract offered in North Dakota,
duality considered. L. N. CARY, Man*
NORTH DAKOTA'S GREAT NATURAL RESOURCES ARE ATTRACTING MANY HOKESEEKERS
Lisbon, N. D., Nov. 28.-Since har
vest time there has been a steady
stream of landseekers coming to Ran
som -county from Wisconsin, Illinois,
Minnesota and Iowa, and many of these
men have purchased lands, some for
investment, but more for actual settle
ment. In conversation with these par
ties, I find they came here -with a very
erroneous idea as to the conditions.
They seem to have overlooked the
fact that Ransom county has been set
tled for twenty-five years, and came
expecting to find it wild and unsettled,
with few of the advantages ot civiliza
tion, with poor school facilities and few
churches. have not found one who
has not said to me that he found the
country much better $han he expected.
As a matter of fact, there are few
privileges or advantages in the eastern
states which are not to be en.ioyed here.
When the settlement of this county
commenced, the people started where
they left off in the older countries,
profiting by their experience there. The
school system is in Snany respects in
advance today of many of those in
the eastern states. Lisbon, the county
seat of Ransom counjfcy, has a high school
of the first class, and a diploma from
this school admits without examination
to the universities ^of Minnesota, Wis
consin and Illinois. Students from the
country districts can attend this school
without tuition charge. Lisbon has sev
en churches of different denominations,
a fine operahouse, waterworks, a system
of gas lighting, and, in fact, more ad
vantages than the average town of its
size in the eastern States.
This is a countiy of voungr men. A
person from the east will be struck
with the small number of old men to
be met on the streets of Lisbon or in
a drive thru the country, and the ener
gy of the young man is apparent in
THE MINNEJ&Ql3s JOURNAJU g^3WMAM^ tiovem&r 3pi94
ADVANTAGES OF RANSOM COUNTY]
A Section of North Dakota That Brings Independence to the
the business methods of both the town
If any one from the states east of
North Dakota hesitates about locating
in southeastern North Dakota for fear
he will be moving into a wilderness,
he should take a trip to Ransom county
and see for himself the advantaged it
I have heard the argument advanced
that freight rates on farm products
were against this country, on account o
this being farther from the market cen
ters. I have taken pains to discuss this
subject-with farmers and business men,
and I find that without exception they
tell me that grain, cattle or hogs can
be produced and raised here enough
cheaper than they can be down in Wis
consin, Illinois or Iowa, to more than
offset the difference in freight rates,
and that there is more profit farm
ing the same number of acres here than
there, providing the purchaser of the
land will farm his land here the same
as he would do in the east. I think I
have heard every possible objection that
can be raised agamat his country, and
I have not yet found one plausible ob
jection which cannot be truthfully and
fully refuted by facts.
I become more and more convinced
each day that in the coming years there
will be a regret on the part of those
who come here now and do not pur
chase, and a regret on the part of the
land owners who are now selling their
lands here as they^ see prices advance,
as they certainly will do in the next few
The'recent election establishes the
fact that there will be no change in the
policy of government for the next four
years, and therefore establishes the
facts that the prosperity of the past
years will be continued an increaseu.
measure, and those who purchase #ooa
farm lands today will see the wisdom
of their action^ and those who do not
purchase will live to mourn their folly.
NORT DAKOTA THE HOMESEEKER'S HARBOR..
A man without a piece of land he can call his own is a man adrift. He only begins to see his beacon
straight ahead, his prospects assured, when he owns his own little plat of God's green earth and goes out
from it, as a ship from harbor, to battle with the world. In this way only he secures a haven of refuge
and a sure repository for the spoils of his victory. In such a harbor "LUND WILL LAND YOU.'
300 First Avenue South, Opposite the Postoffice, Minneapolis, Minn.
DO YOU WANT to buy 160 acres of
finest rich land in Morton or Hettinger
county, with. a. splendid homestead to be
taken adjoining itall for $1,000, $820
down, balance five annual payments? If so
write L. N. Cary, Mandan, N. D., for
A RANSO COUNT PROPOSITION.
A Spot Cash Proposition
The Following Is of Interest
to Farmers and Investors.
The 160 acres described below must be sold within ten days,
and we are authorized to offer it at the following low price:
NWi/4 section 28-139-65, six miles from Windsor, on maM*
line of the Northern Pacific Railroad and 12 miles from James-
town, North Dakota, Comity Seat160 acres nice level prairie
land has running water, good soil, clay subsoil, well settled
eomra-uiiity. Adjoining lands keld at $12.50 to $15.00 per acre.
OUR PRICE ONLY $9.00 per acre. Cash or half cash. Write
at once for particulars. MUST ACT QUICK. No trades con%
WHEELOC & WHEELOCK
20 Waldorf Block. FARQO, N. D.
Land interests wishing repre
sentation on Journal's weekly
page devoted to North DakotsJ
write Ward D. Williams, man*,
ager Northwest advertising. i
This farm of 480 acres, right la the
heart of the Bed Biver Valley, 4 mfies
from Mapletou, and 10 miles from
Fargo, for $36 per acre. The improve
ments consist of a house 24x32. with
addition, barn. 30x50, granary 14x40,
ice house 16xl6, machine shed 16x56,
chicken bouse 16x16, hog bouse 16x30, 2
good wells and about half o the land
plowed and ready for seeding. There
are about 100 good trees surrounding
the buildings, and which do not show
well in the picture, which was taken
after the leaves had fallen off.
Every foot of it is rich, heavy land,
and without one acre of unprofitable soil
Terms: $4,000 cash, and the balance
In ten equal annual payments at 6 pe*
cent interest. -j