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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 28, 1910)
TIIK OMAHA SUNDAY HKH: AUdl'ST 28, 1910.
You II Find Your Opportunity in the . Mew West
Some Stories of Success
The farmer is the richest average man today; people are realizing this more and more,
and they arc commencing to realize that he is the happiest man as well.
There is a great back-to-the-land movement on in this country; thinking people arc coming to the conclu
sion that the best solution of the high cost of living problems, for them personally, is to buy land to get back to
the farm: The farm on which you arc your own boss on which you can make a good living fr your family
where you can lay by a competence for your old age.
If you are interested in land the following will interest you:
Six years ago O. M. Wolfe paid for 10 acres in the Boise
iValley in the sagebrush, but with water supplied, $1,10Q. He
began at once to improve his land, setting out fruit trees" and
berries. Today he has 9 acres of orchard just coming to bearing,
6 acres of apples, 3 of prunes, cherries and apricots. Among
the young trees he has 2 acres of, strawberries and the other busty
berries. Last year he took from the place $1,500 in strawberries,
$200 in other berries, 6 tons of timothy, besides all that he needed
for. his own living. His profits were well over $1,000. Out of
his profits for six years he has built a house worth $3,000. He
has two good horses, keeps a cow, chickens, etc., ajid lives like a
lord, ile is rearing a family of three children, has money in the
bank, and has refused $10,000 for his place.'
As to the excellence in quality, the product last year of Yellow -N,ewton
Pippins grown on less than an acre in the Rogue River
Valley, Oregon, which is about 350 miles south of Portland, was
815 boxes (about one bushel each) and the lot was sold in London
at a net price to the grower of $1,711.50. The particular 3-acre
orchard from whichthis fruit was taken produced an average of ,
$500 an acre a year for the past eight years.
In 1905 a lot was sold in London at $5.43, 1,000 boxes wero
6old in Edinburg, Scotland, at $4.83, per box; at the same time
apples grown in Scotland were selling at 30 cents a bushel.
In 1907 an orchard of 8 acres, in the same region, neat Ash
land, Oregon, yielded 6,000 boxes of Newton Pippins' which wera
sold at the orchard for $2,000 an acre. ,
In a letter to the Medford, Idaho, Commercial Club, dated December 7, 1907, II. D. Helms says: "For the seven years that
I have owned my apple orchard my yearly average profits have been $791 per acre. The orchard consists of between seven and
eight acres in Newton Pippins. The soil is red hill land. This year I marketed 6,000 boxes, netting me $2,000 per acre. I hove
never failed to get a good crop." .'
Fred H. Hopkins says, "Fronvl6V acres of Winter Nellis pears on my orchard, near Central Point, I sold, in 1907,
$19,000 worth of pears. The pears netted $2.50 a box f. o. b. orchard."
You)) want more information about this wonderful country
Attend the Western hand-Products Exhibit
Omaha, January 18 to 28, 1911
and you'll- get all the information you could possibly desire. You'll find there samples of soil, samples of fruit,
photographs of the country, and well-informed men to explain every point you are interested in.
The Omaha Bee and
The Twentieth Century Farmer
wi?h to convince the people about the vvondciful possibilities of the West, and they arc backing up the Western
Land-Products Exhibit because they realize that an exhibit of this kind will show people more of the real truth about
this wonderful section than any amount of pure talk; and their real interest in the upbuilding of this empire is due
to the fact that they realize that it is upn the West that Omaha must depend for its future progress and greatness.
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