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iBiva Home Were Crops Hem Fail!
In the Famous South Platte Valley, near Sterling, Colorado
lxty.HomesHealthful Grimate--Right Prices
-Irrigated Lands in the South Platte Valley-
THE CORONA CATTLE COMPANY own a tract of land near Merino, Colo., twelve miles west of Sterling five miles in k-ntfth and under one of the 1-est diuhes
in the tite Merino is on the U. P. railroad. The ranch consists of :o0 acres of choice lands, and is ready for the market m tracts twenty acres and upon easy
t r r The land Wat Vhet ween two beet suar factories-one at Sterling and one at IJnish-and splendn load.n, lac ,tu, r,ht at he .latum ol Mermo.
The South Platte Vallev is developing more rapidly than any other part of the state and w.th the sugar lac ory to hand e he output the land is as valuable n n
any ditrio of the older portion. ' This particular body of land has not been offered before m small tracts. The so.l ,s ru;h and K rt.le. no alKal. nor unbo, and ks niav
fc r i ri'a in- purposes. It is especially adapted for beets, potatoes, oats, spelts, alfalfa, wheat or anything you ;v,sh to ra.se anvwl.e.v 1 he depth to wa U r is but a slj...
1U t"n.Te-K places only eiLht feet. As we have said, the Pawnee ditch is one of the best in the state, with (.00 shares and seventeen in, es ot length. lie d.U h
d h" ranc The company owns W shares, or one share with every twenty acres-; sufficient to innate same at all tune. The ch ha a capacity ot 2 t cubic
fee" pJr scauui, and one-sixth of it surely ouht to be sufficient to irrigate any or all of this land The alt.tude l the land is about -Lno i,,t above sea level and on that
account is very doirable for people wishing to live in a hi-h altitude, yet not too hih as it is lurther up tlie valley.
The .u-ar i ustrv last ear was immense in this immediate vicinity on both sides of the nver. henifj the best Kym tl. ,n the vahey. Mr. 1 W. u ho owns a la, m
aero- the ri'om thil ancl. 'raised 28 tons of beet, per acre, and many have raised from 18 to 25 tons per acre. At the price ot - 0i per ton tins makes an eno, mou
Carninsrabeet in!iu infancy, the first factory havm, been built only last year. Land in older countries w here factories have
been established a nlber o years have rapidly increased" in value and has reached the high figure ot from ,2l to 00 per acre, w.th no better laoht.es than has tins land
Or. thrYhnd this be about MX) acres of beets, wheat, potatoes and other crops raised as a test of what can be done here. Heels are sure money make, s and
un U11S lanu ull? JLiU u"-lc "m u .. ,i i 1 Aicif Un , 1...,,., lr.. fnr tuontv v.'.-ir :mt ins vu-ded some enormous croltS. and the
Pnw to n e Potatoes can be raised eoua v as wen as in me viree.v uisinci. muma iia3iMiai.u ..u- ..v ............ --.- .
same s true of tpdt and ba lev" and for vegetables, such as onions and cabbage, there is no better place. Hogs are profitable stock ami not subject to cho era; they grow U
and Ret fat on affalfa in summer and with a little grain and sugar beets easily fatten in winter. Wheat averages from 40 to ,0 bushels to the acre, and oats trom o to 100. n
About Products of the South Platte Valley
It is beyond all doubt that the sugar beet Industry In the South Platte
Valley Is a complete success, with Its new faeMi les in operation anil still
others going up. Eastern capitalists would not, invest millions of dollars
if it was not a certainty that this particular valley was the best produc
ing country in the United States. The farmers that have made tests the
last live years have come to the conclusion that forty acres of beets will
make more clear money than MO acres of coi n raised in the eastern states.
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Ditch Scene Near Merino, Cola.
Mr. A. K. War
ren, liviiifc.' three
of Sterling, lias
grown sugar beets
on same ground
for the past three
years and the av
erage, each season
was from 20 to ! ,
tons per acre.
S. C. King, six
of Sterling, found
his lirst crop to
run 10 tons to the
acre, this being a
general average of
his 40 acre field.
While the tendency now is to look more to the small tract farming
in the production of sugar beets, potatoes, etc., yet the wheat production
In the valley Is very profitable, fx) bushels per acre Is not excessive, and as
high as lit) and 70 bushels have been raised, and there is always a ready
market for this product. It Is a paying proposition even tor a man that
farms on a small scale.
This i i not cor.slil.Tcil a can country and is r.ot advertised as such,
for the nights are too cool for this particular product, hut at tie same
time as high as .VI bushels of corn have been raised t0 tl,e at'r,! i,! . nia"'
Instances, which Is eoual to the amount raised in the corn states, but we
don't consider It profitable In comparison with other crops.
let us say that this tract of land Is one of the best In the South Platte
Valley, located as it Is on the I 'nion Pacltic railroad. i:io miles east of
Denver, 1- miles west of sterling. In L"gan county, Colorado.
( iniui.s are a succcs', especial!
averaged over Sou bushels per acre
the liermudas. Many crops have
A cron of 12oo bushels was mown on
the Schneider ranch, eight miles west of Sterling, adjoining the Corona
Cattle Company ranch, and sold for2.Wpfr hundred pounds V. . I., at
Atwuod, Colorado, which was the nearest .snipping p"inr.
This is the natural home of the alfalfa plant which f..r years has
been one of the standard and best paying crops grown in the south Platte
Valley. It can be seeded on plow land or disked in the sod and produces
from three to four crops every year without resetding. Some of our best
lipids were planted If, or 20 years ago and are still yielding heavily. ll.e
roots go down lf or 2o feet, and as high as s tons per acre have been har
vested in one season. It Is fed to cattle, hogs, horses and poultry.
Kvery train stops
ut Merino for the
convenience of all
ter for irrigation
is assureri, also
the best of water
lor duniest ic pur
poses. The town
of Merino is mIu
ated In the cen
ter of this tract
and new buildings
are going up in
the way of holds,
The prices of
this land ram.'c
from i?")0 to .f.io
per acre on easy
terms at six per
cent interest and
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' j'f.ri' ty
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Exhibit o! Crain and Cr ai Crown In this Valley
With a PaiJ-l'p Water Riht for l;cry Twenty Acres
W. L. Henderson, two miles due east or Sterling las Ho acres of
beets in ona field this vear. His tonnage is heavy. Last season !o acres
of this land produced over 40 nushtlsot wheat t the acre, and !K) acres
produced a heavy yield of beets. '
Mr. Lee Prewitt in tlie vicinity of Merino, had a ::o acre tield of
beets which made 2s tons to the acre. Mr. Prewitt. it Is said, refused
2.00O for his crop two months before harvesting, the party making the
offer agreeing to stand all future expense of the crop.
The Sterling sugar company makes a It-year contract with farmers,
agreeing to pay them per ton for all the t'eets they can raise.
Cost of Raising Sugar Beets
At the "1th annual session of t'e Farmers' Institute held at Love
land CoItTado. on February is, Mr. W. II. FiurbrotlKT read a paper on
the cost of raising smar beets. Among other things he said that any
grower even If he should be unfortunate enough to raise but an M-ton
crop will receive sutllclentthererrom to fully cover not only the hand
v labor, but allow
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At this point we want '.cu to stop an.! coos d.-r the v.Vi.e of this
land. The ti'M acres tiiat are In en p this ,-ar ao- a',1 leased to i lively
people who have lived there In that countiy !cv eai aid they ii'e pa
lug a cash rental of lo per acre.
Cun you find any lund in the east for double
the price we are asking for this land
with an equal cash rental value?
We can siibstanti.it everv word wesav in this a ivertis-;r.i.r. ar.d
can convince you by showing vou trie land A horn-of 1) acres f this
land Is equal in value to Mo acres of prairie lind wl.-r vou must depend
upon rain Tor your crops.
The niaiket faciiit i s me as g i d ii a; wl.-ie in tleeist. ai.d the
amount that yau produce W a fo'ty acre tract ul land Is surprising toany
one who is not. acoiiainted with the coutitry.
Let us allow you tills property, a id if you don't ay Its Hie best property
for the money you ever saw. we won't expect you to buy.
Harvest Scene, South Platte Valley, Colorado.
That a farmer
having land In a
fair Mate of culti
vation, who will
look after his crop
a fair certainty
count on a net
prollt of :ss per
acre, or A per
cent Interest on
based on a valua
tion of loo per
Hauling Beets to Factory at Sterling
Tl e tan e f the Colorado potato lias hern heralded the length and
breadth of the land and tl lsS..um I'laite Valley Is particularly lilted for
their production, the vh id I ring almost l..rrr(ld,le. (Hie -lO-aere trad
nwned bv lh.il. II. J. IWellnf Ichil. east .d .sterling, last year produced
from Mo to. Vh bushels to the nee or the vny best potatoes, averaging
mm mm to live founds 111 weight. There Is laige prolit in potatoes be
cause of the enormous yield and the ccr ready inaiket.
The livestock industry In the South Platte Valley has been too
well advertised to require much mention In this advertisement. It is
well known that cattle, horses and sheep find plenty of feed there al
least nine months In the year on the free government ranch adjoining
the valley, and that more than sutllclcnt winter feed Is grown in tr.e val
ley during that time.
A ready market for poultry Is found at extremely go."! rices sup
plying the Penver markets and also the miners. This l an i leal Ua
for raising turkeys as well as other poultry.
Kvervthing of this kind does well on Irrigated laud, and I tie I;:
the South i'lattc Valley they are of splendid form and delicious I'avor
and the yield Is astonishing. Kverybody can grow plentv for home use
and a surplus for henver people and the mining camps, if so inclined, and
at very lucrative prices.
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Haying Scene Near Merino
UTuke the Union Pacific at uny point and buy a ticket for Merino, Colorado, near where this tract of land is located. All trains stop there.
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