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Homesteads In Northern Michigan

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A correspondent of the Cleveland Leader writes froiu Urand Traverso : There is still a considerable tract o government land lying around loose .'i( to ÖO miles cast au noitheast of tbis city No good government land will bc fouüC in u' 'li noarer. Antrim, Kalkaska, Otsego Orawford, and othcr counties in the nqrth central part of the State continu mach passably good sandy loain soil, whers tho timber is mostly hardwood. However, from the vory nature of a lumbor country, tlif tiiubcr will bc t'ound very nmcli stratiüed, and the soil consequently is good, bad and indifferent. The pine plainB are principally barren, but between them is as 'good hard timber, mostly maple, alm and beaeh, as ever luid out-doors, whioh cm vet be found and taken np by the persftveiing homesteador. The soasons resemble thoso further south - vory lafe falls and late springs. The grouncl nev,,,. freeezea. Hay snows. Generlly mild tomporaturo during winter. PIoaing can D6 comniönced bofore tho snow is gone. Fruits do wull, wlusnt does well, 08 als'i most othor eerc-ala. Thoro is no uso of anybody setting ui in tliis oountry nnliiss ho is prepared to lay in provisLons tor at least onn season. He must oli ai up at lenst ten acres (o do wel] next season Many discouTaginK reporta rjached us beforo wo cama and saw witli our own i'vcs wliat the country was. Northern Michigan has mauy a Ivantagi s ) ver th ) West for a homestead. It has i nf ar and acoeasible maiket. lts timjer will l'c very valuablo beforo many -e rs, and its streaiusare rliar and adape ' to water powers, and contain large luanti i of brook trout -a sure iud'caiou of good water. Wo have heard no onplaiut of agüe un here, unless H hn ".n b.ouglit in, and soon pears. Now, don't bo gulled into belioving that this section of the country is entirely a Sahara, buttako jour own oxpcrieoce as a guide. And doa't let this infiuence youi in the least, for you might go back disappointed iu the country aftur all.


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Michigan Argus