Timber Land is Better

Charles Shuman>UIS Collection S>UIS Collection S, Segment 13

Timber Land is Better,

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Discussion of settlers liking timber soil better than prairie soil & why. In 1853, settlers valued timber land over prairie. They needed lumber for building; plows were not strong enough to plow through prairie; mistakenly thought that timber land was richer soil.