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Subject: Sd-Faulk Co. History (Chapter XXV Futu)
Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2005 23:46:44 -0500


Faulk County, SD History .....Chapter XXV Future Growth 1909
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CHAPTER XXV.
FUTURE GROWTH.

The future growth and prosperity of the business centers are dependent here
as everywhere upon the law of supply and demand. While the laws of trade give
active employment to an army of workers whose many wants must be supplied, it is
to the creators of wealth that we must look, and upon them depend for the
development and prosperity, that constitute actual advancement and future
greatness. To the tiller of the soil—the farmer—must we look and upon him depend
for the supplementing of nature's vast resources, in soil, sunshine and climate.
Practical illustrations upon every hand shows us that Faulk county stands in the
front rank with the class of her citizens not only in physical efforts, and in
all the departments of labor but in the use of mechanical appliances to produce
the most with the least possible expense. The seeder, the header and the steam
thresher many times multiplied the labor preformed in former days, as did also
the steam breaking outfit, turning from eight to twelve furrows to which is
attached a pulverizer, leaving that which one minute before was unbroken
prairie, in fine condition for the seeder. It is impossible for us to make at
this writing a correct estimate of the amount of virgin prairie that has been
transformed into cultivated fields with growing crops since the first of April,
A. D. 1909, with the fifty-three of these steam and gasoline outfits, and the
many four and six horse teams that have not been idle and which had been
depended upon for all the breaking until within the last four years.

We venture the opinion that seventy-five thousand acres is a very
conservative estimate. Seventy-five thousand acres of wheat and flax, more than
was produced last year, will go far in placing Faulk county in the front rank
among the oldest and most wealthy counties in the state.


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HISTORY OF
FAULK COUNTY
SOUTH DAKOTA
CAPTAIN C. H. ELLIS

TOGETHER WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PIONEERS AND PROMINENT CITIZENS

ILLUSTRATED
19O9



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