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Township 7 S., R. 52 W. The surface is rolling prairie land. Some por-
tions are excellent for cultivation. The soil is sandy loam of a medium qual-
ity and is naturally covered with plenty of bunch and buffalo grass. There
is no surface water. Located six miles from a railroad. Elevation, 5,000 feet.
Annual rainfall, 15 to 20 inches. Value, $5 to $10 per acre.

Township 8 S., R. 52 W. The surface is rolling prairie. This is within
the dry farming district. The soil is good, ranging from a clay to sandy loam
and is covered with buffalo and bunch grass. Elevation, 5,000 feet. Annual
rainfall, 15 to 20 inches. Located one mile from a railroad. Value, $5 to
$10 per acre.

Township 9 S., R. 52 W. The surface is generally level, but slightly
rolling in places; it is covered with buffalo and bunch grass in considerable
quantities. The soil varies from a clay to a sandy loam. There is no surface



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water. Elevation, 5,000 feet. Annual rainfall, 15 to 20 inches. A railroad
crosses the northern boundary. Value, $5 to $10 per acre.

Township 10 S., R. 52 W. This township consists of prairie land. The
surface is rather broken, but some portions are fine and smooth. Surface
water can be found in pools in the gulches; there is no running water. There
are numerous fossils of extinct mammals found in this township. A good
stand of buffalo and bunch grass is in evidence throughout the district. Well
water can be obtained at a depth of from 15 to 40 feet. Annual rainfall, 15
to 20 inches. Value, $5 to $12 per acre. Located five miles from a railroad.
Elevation, 5,000 feet.

Township 11 S., R. 52 W. The surface is prairie land and in general is
level; the northern portion is rough and broken. In the southern portion the
soil is quite sandy. There is no surface water; wells have to be dug quite
deep. This district is best suited for grazing. Located five miles from a
railroad. Elevation, 5,000 feet. Annual rainfall, 15 to 20 inches. Value, $5
to $10 per acre.

Township 12 S., R. 52 W. The surface is rolling, prairie land with a light
sandy soil, covered with plenty of good buffalo and bunch grass. There is no
surface water. Elevation, 5,000 feet. Annual rainfall, 15 to 20 inches. A
railroad crosses the southwestern corner of the township. Value, $5 to $10 per
acre.

Township 13 S., R. 52 W. The surface is rolling prairie land, broken by
ravines. This township is crossed by a railroad and Big Sandy creek. This
creek is dry, with the exception of a few water holes. The soil is sandy and
adobe, and of poor quality. The grazing is only fair. Value, $4 to $8 per acre.
Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 4,800 feet.

Township 14 S., R. 52 W. The surface is rolling prairie land. This is a
dry farming district. The soil is sandy and of poor quality. There is no
surface water excepting along Big Sandy creek, which crosses the northeastern
corner. Elevation, 4,800 feet. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Value, $5 to
$10 per acre. The northeastern corner of this township is crossed by a railroad.

Township 15 S., R. 52 W. The surface is gently rolling in the northern
portion with hills and bluffs becoming gradually high in the southern por-
tion, until they break away into the bottom lands along Rush creek at the
southern boundary of the township. This district is well adapted to stock
raising, although there are some good hay ranches and some farms through-
out. There is water in Rush creek and also a lake in section 15, covering
twenty acres. The soil is generally sandy and of very fair quality. Located
five miles from a railroad. Value, $5 to $10 per acre. Elevation, 4,600 feet.

Township 6 S., R. 53 W. This township lies in the open prairies and is
within the dry farming district. The soil is sandy and of good quality. There
is no running water in the township, but in the gulches and ravines there are
springs and water holes. The soil produces excellent crops, if irrigated, and
very good crops are raised in favorable seasons without irrigation. Located
twelve miles from a railroad. Elevation, 5,000 feet. Annual rainfall, 15
inches. Value, $5 to $10 per acre.

Township 7 S., R. 53 W. This is in the open prairies and within the dry
farming district. The surface is gently rolling. The soil varies from a good,
hard soil to a light, sandy loam. There is but little surface water in the
township, although in the Arickaree river and its tributaries water can be
found in holes. Annual rainfall, 15 inches. Elevation, 5,000 feet. Located
seven miles from a railroad. Value, $5 to $10 per acre.



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Township 8 S., R. 53 W. The surface is gently rolling prairie land. The
soil is a sandy loam of medium quality and suitable to dry farming. This
is a good grazing district. Located one mile from a railroad. Elevation,
5,000 feet. Annual rainfall, 15 to 20 inches. Value, $5 to $12 per acre.

Township 9 S., R. 53 W. The surface is level prairie land. This town-
ship is within the dry farming district. The soil is a sandy loam capable of
producing any variety of cereals, and is naturally covered with buffalo and
bunch grass. A railroad crosses the northern portion. Elevation, 5,000 feet.
Annual rainfall, 15 to 20 inches. Value, $5 to $10 per acre.

Township 10 S., R. 53 W. The surface is rolling prairie land. The soil
varies from an adobe to a sandy loam. There is more water in this township
than is common in this section; the gulches and ravines all carry running
water. Elevation, 5,000 feet. Annual rainfall, 15 to 20 inches. Located five
five miles from a railroad. Value, $5 to $10 per acre. Eleavtion, 4,600 feet,
miles from a railroad. Value, $5 to $10 per acre.

Township 11 S., R. 53 W. The surface is rolling prairie land. The soil is
rather light, varying from a sandy to adobe loam and is covered with a
natural vegetation of bunch and buffalo grass. This is a good grazing dis-
trict. There are some natural hay lands. Elevation, 5,000 feet. Annual
rainfall, 15 to 20 inches. The railroad and Big Sandy creek cross the south-
western corner. Value, $5 to $10 per acre.

Township 12 S., R. 53 W. The northern half of this township is rolling
while the southern half is slightly rolling. The soil is partially sandy and
partly adobe. Big Cedar creek crosses the township and is dry most of the
year. This district is crossed by railroad. Elevation, 4,900 feet. Value, $5
to $10 per acre.

Township 13 S., R. 53 W. The surface is rolling prairie land with a
sandy soil and some sand hills. Grazing is below the average in this section.
Elevation, 4,900 feet. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. A railroad touches a
corner of this township. Value, $5 to $10 per acre.

Township 14 S., R. 53 W. Along Rush creek and north of the creek there
arc fine bottoms of firstrate land, that near the creek being natural meadows.
In some portions of the township the growth of cactus is so heavy that it
kills the grass. The soil is partially adobe and partially sandy. Elevation,
4,800 feet. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Located four miles from a rail-
road. Value, $5 to $10 per acre.

Township 15 S., R. 53 W. The surface is prairie land, crossed by Rush
creek and its tributaries. This creek is dry at certain seasons of the year;
although there is water in pools and sometimes running a short distance.
The seepage under the sands subirrigate the natural meadows which border
the creek. The rest of the township is naturally covered with a good growth
of grasses, making this section especially adapted to grazing purposes. The
soil is partially sandy and partially adobe. Elevation, 4,800 feet. Annual
rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Located ten miles from a railroad. Value, $5 to
$10 per acre.

Township 6 S., R. 54 W. The surface of this township is prairie land
and is well adapted to grazing purposes on account of the splendid growth
of buffalo and bunch grass. The soil is a fair quality of sandy loam, con-
siderable of it being suitable to cultivation. The gulches, ravines and creeks
have water standing in holes, with many springs along their banks. There
is no surface water excepting in the spring when the snows melt. Located



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thirteen miles from a railroad. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation,
5,000 feet. Value, $5 to $10 per acre.

Township 7 S., R. 54 W. There is plenty of land here well adapted to
grazing purposes. A good deal of this township could be readily irrigated.
The surface is gently undulating and the drainage is good. The soil is gen-
erally a sandy loam of medium quality, although on the North fork of the
Arickaree river it is better. Located seven miles from a railroad. Annual
rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 5,000 feet. Value, $5 to $10 per acre.

Township 8 S., R. 54 W. The surface is gently rolling to level prairies,
crossed by two creeks, one dry and the other containing water in holes. A
portion of this township is suitable for dry farming, having good hard soil.
Located one mile from a railroad. Elevation, 5,000 feet. Annual rainfall,
15 inches. Value, $5 to $10 per acre.

Township 9 S., R. 54 W. The western portion is level with a sandy loam
soil; the southern portion is rolling and broken with a sandy soil. There is
good grass and plenty of water in all of the ravines, and a few cottonwoods
bordering the streams. The principal industry is grazing; there is some dry
farming. Value, $5 to $12 per acre. Annual rainfall, 15 to 20 inches. Eleva-
tion, 5,200 feet. This township is crossed by railroad.

Township 10 S., R. 54 W. In the southern portion the soil is sandy; the
soil in the northern portion is a sandy loam. There is good grazing. Plenty
of water is found in the ravines in holes and springs. Hugo, the county sea't
and office of this district, is located in the southwestern corner of this town-
ship, where the railroad crosses it. Elevation, 5,000 feet. Annual rainfall.
15 to 20 inches. Value, $5 to $10 per acre.

Township 11 S., R. 54 W. The surface of this township is prairie land,
partially level and partially rolling; some portions are sand hills, covered
with bunch and buffalo grass. Very little water to be found here. The graz-
ing is medium. Elevation, 5,000 feet. Annual rainfall, 15 to 20 inches. This
township is crossed by a railroad. Value, $5 to $10 per acre.

Township 12 S., R. 54 W. The surface is gently rolling prairie land,
intersperced with a few small ravines. The soil is light and sandy loam, and
in some places clear sand. There is no timber in this township and little
water. Within the dry farming district. Elevation, 5,000 feet. Annual rain-
fall, 15 to 20 inches. Located two miles from a railroad. Value, $5 to $10
per acre.

Township 13 S., R. 54 W. In the western portion of this township the
surface is rolling; in the central portion hilly, with small ravines; in the
eastern portion it is level, sandy plain. The soil is generally very sandy.
There is no surface water. Elevation. 5.000 feet. Located five miles from a
railroad. Value, $5 to $10 per acre.

Township 14 S., R. 54 W. A high, rolling prairie land, with sandy, second
rate soil, covered with a heavy growth of bunch and buffalo grass. This town-
ship is fairly well watered in the western and southwestern portion by the
two forks of Rush Creek. There is fine hay lands in the bottoms along these
creeks. This is a good stock raising district. Elevation, 5,000 feet. Annual
rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Value, $5 to $10 per acre. Located ten miles from a
railroad.

Township 15 S., R. 54 W. The surface is gently rolling prairie land,
covered with a sandy loam. There is a fine growth of buffalo and bunch grass.



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This district is well adapted to stock raising; there is some hay cut in the
ravines. Located twelve miles from a railroad. Elevation, 5,000 feet. Annual
rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Value, $5 to $10 per acre.

Township 6 S., R. 55 W. This is an excellent grazing country. The north
fork of the Arickaree river, while it does not have running water all year
round, has pools of standing water most of the time. The soil is very rich and
deep, being well adapted to the raising of cereals. The surface is generally
level prairie land, slightly rolling in places. Located seven miles from a rail-
road. Elevation, 5,500 feet. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Value, $5 to $10
per acre.

Township 8 S., R. 55 W. The surface is rolling prairie land and is covered
with good grass, affording excellent pasturage. The creeks running through
this township are dry most of the year and have water holes. Some portions
are adapted to dry farming, others are suitable only for grazing. Elevation,
5,500 feet. Located two miles from a railroad. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15
inches. Value, $5 to $10 per acre.

Township 9 S., R. 55 W. The surface is rolling prairie lands, covered with
good grass. There is a little surface water in the ravines. The soil is prin-
cipally adobe. This township is crossed by a railroad. Elevation, 5,500 feet.
Value $5 to $10 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches.

Township 10 S., R. 55 W. The surface is high, rolling prairie lands, with
some good bottom lands along Big Sandy creek, which flows through the town-
ship and furnishes water for stock in many places. This district is devoid of
timber. South of the creek the soil is sandy; on the north side it is a clay
loam. Elevation, 5,300 feet. Annual rainfall, 15 inches. Value, $5 to $10
per acre.

Township 11 S., R. 55 W. The surface is prairie land, with a sandy loam
soil. Part of this township is a good dry farming land. Elevation, 5,300 feet.
Annual rainfall, 15 to 20 inches. Located two miles from a railroad. Value,
$5 to $10 per acre.

Township 12 S., R. 55 W.. .The surface is prairie land; the soil is a light,
sandy loam, well covered with bunch and buffalo grass ; considerable loco weed
also. A little water is found in holes along the ravines. This is a dry farming
district. Located eight miles from a railroad. Value, $5 to $10 per acre. Ele-
vation, 5,200 feet. Annual rainfall, 15 to 20 inches.

Township 13 S., R. 55 W. This township consists principally of prairie
land. The surface is gentle rolling and the soil a sandy loam, being well
covered with bunch and buffalo grass. There is surface water along Rush
creek. This is a good stock raising and agricultural district. Located ten
miles from a railroad. Elevation, 5,000 feet. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches.
Value, $5 to $10 per acre.

Township 14 S., R, 55 W. The surface of this township consists of prairie
land, gently rolling in character, the western half being nearly level. The soil
is a sandy medium grade, covered with a good growth of bunch and buffalo
grass. There are good hay lands along Rush creek and along the ravine in the
southern part of the township. Plenty of water in Rush creek, although it
does not run steady on account of the sandy soil, but rises and sinks. There is
very little farming in this locality. Elevation, 5,000 feet Annual rainfall,
10 to 15 inches. Located fifteen miles from a railroad. Value, $5 to $10
per acre.



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Township 15 S., R. 55 W. This is high, rolling prairie land, much cut up
by arroyos and dry ravines. There is a fair growth of bunch and buffalo grass
in evidence here, but very little water. The soil is a sandy loam. Elevation,
5,000 feet. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Located fifteen miles from a
railroad. Value, $5 to $10 per acre.

Township 6 S., R. 56 W. This township is well adapted to grazing, as
buffalo and gramma grass is found in abundance. The surface is generally
rolling; some places are quite broken. The soil is a sandy loam of medium
quality. There are some scattering cedars and pine trees in the gulches and
ravines. There is very little water excepting in the winter and spring months.
This is a dry farming district, generally producing good crops. Elevation, 5,500
feet. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Value, $5 to $10 per acre. Located ten
miles from a railroad.

Township 7 S., R. 56 W. The surface is gently rolling, prairie land; a
considerable portion is level. There is very little water excepting during the
spring months. The soil is generally sandy and of medium quality. Located
nine miles from a railroad. Elevation, 5,500 feet. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15
inches. Value, $5 to $10 per acre.

Township 8 S., R. 56 W. The surface is rolling prairie land with bluffs
150 to 175 feet high running through the eastern and northern tiers of sec-
tions. There is hardly any water in this township. The land is only suitable
for grazing; the grass is rather poor quality. Located three miles from a
railroad. Elevation, 5,500 feet. Value, $4 to $8 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10
to 15 inches.

Township 9 S., R. 56 W. The surface is rolling, prairie land ; there is good
grass throughout and fine lands along the bottoms of Big Sandy, along which
water can be readily obtained by digging. Limon, the largest town, a railroad
junction, is located in this township. Elevation, 5,500 feet. Annual rainfall,
10 to 15 inches. Value, $10 to $15 per acre.

Township 10 S., R. 56 W. The surface is rolling prairie land, broken by
some ravines. There is very little surface water. This is a good grazfng and
dry farming township. The surface is naturally covered with a good growth
of buffalo grass. Value, $6 to $12 per acre. The railroad and Big Sandy creek
cross the northeastern corner. Elevation, 5,500 feet. Annual rainfall, 10 to
15 inches.

Township 11 S., R. 56 W. High, rolling prairie land cut by ravines. The
soil is good, and covered with buffalo and bunch grass. This is within the suc-
cessful dry farming district. Value, $6 to $12 per acre. Elevation, 5,500 feet.
Annual rainfall, 15 to 20 inches. Located five miles from a railroad.

Township 12 S., R. 56 W. The surface is rolling prairie land, almost hilly
in the eastern and central portions. The soil is rather sandy and of a medium
quality, and is covered with a good growth of buffalo and bunch grass. This
township is well watered by ravines and branches of Rush creek. There is
some good natural meadow land along the bottoms of the creek. Located ten
miles from a railroad. Elevation, 5,500 feet. Annual rainfall, 15 to 20 inches.
Value, $6 to $12 per aere.

Township 13 S., R. 56 W. The surface is high, rolling prairie land and is
within the dry farming district. The soil is sandy. Water can be found in
the creeks after rains. There is plenty of water just below the surface of
Rush creek, which would be available by pumping. Located fifteen miles from
a railroad. Elevation, 5,200 feet. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Value, $5
to $10 per acre.



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Township 14 S., R. 56 W. This township consists of high, rolling prairie
land, containing very sandy soil covered witli a heavy growth of soapweed,
loco and sand grass. This is not good agricultural land. There is very little
surface water. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 5,000 feet. Lo-
cated eight miles from a railroad. Value, $4 to $8 per acre.

Township 15 S., R. 56 W. The surface of this township is rolling, but de-
void of hills, excepting along Horse creek. This is principally prairie land and
is fit only for grazing. There is some cottonwood timber along the streams.
Some portions of the township are fairly level land with a sandy loam soil,
which might be irrigated by pumping. Value, $8 to $10 per acre. Elevation,
5,000 feet. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Located twenty miles from a
railroad.

LAMAR LAND DISTRICT.

Township 16 S., R. 52 W. The surface of this township is rolling prairie
land; the northern portion is watered by Rush creek. The soil is generally
sandy. There is good grazing in some portions. The vegetation in general is
bunch, buffalo and sand grass; along the southwestern portion only buffalo
grass abounds. There are scattering willows and cottonwoods along Rush
creek. Elevation, 4,600 feet. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Value, $4 to
$8 per acre. Located ten miles from a railroad.

Township 17 S., R. 52 W. This township is rolling in character. The soil
is of fair quality. This is a good farming and grazing district. There is no
surface water. Elevation, 4,500 feet. Annual rainfal, 10 to 15 inches. Value,
$5 to $10 per acre. Located five miles from a railroad.

PUEBLO LAND DISTRICT.

Township 16 S., R. 53 W. The surface is rolling in some portions, the
soil is good with splendid natural grasses; other portions, rough and sandy and
of little value except for grazing purposes. There is no surface water. Value,
$5 to $8 per acre. Fourteen miles from railroad. Elevation, 4,800 feet. An-
nual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches.

Township 17 S., R. 53 W. The surface is principally rolling prairie land.
There is a little surface water. Good growth of grass. Soil, gravelly, Value.
$5 to $8 per acre. Six miles from railroad. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches.
Elevation, 4,500 feet.

Township 16 S., R. 54 W. This township is rolling prairie land. Part of
the soil is clay and part sandy. There is quite a growth of bunch and buffalo
grass, with some gramma grass. Portions of this township are suitable for
cultivation. Watered by Adobe creek. There are some natural hay lands along
the creek. Value, $5 to $8 per acre. Fifteen miles from railroad. Annual
rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 4,800 feet.

Township 17 S., R. 54 W. The surface of this township is generally roll-
ing. It is well watered by Adobe creek and numerous springs. The soil is
clay in some portions, and sandy in others. Covered with bunch and buffalo
grass. There is some blue grass. Hay lands along the bottoms. Value, $5 to
$10 per acre. Twenty miles from a railroad. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches.
Elevation, 4,500 feet.'

Township 16 S., R. 55 W. The surface is generally rolling prairie land.
Good grazing. Poor soil. Water in holes and ravines in eastern portion.
Parts of this township are rough and hilly and suited only to grazing. Value,
$3.50 to $6 per acre. Twenty miles frorn railroad. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15
inches. Elevation, 5,000 feet.



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Township 17 S., R. 55 W. The surface is high, rolling prairie land. This
country is used principally for stock grazing. Good range, but very little sur-
face water. Value, $5 to $7 per acre. Twenty miles from railroad. Annual
rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 5,000 feet.

Township 16 S., R. 56 W. The surface is rolling prairie land, naturally
covered with good growth of buffalo grass. Water in places along Horse creek,
with here and there small groves of cottonwoods. The soil is partially adobe
and partially sandy loam. Some fine land in this township suitable for culti-
vation. In portions, water will be found at a depth of from 10 to 12 feet.
Value, $5 to $12 per acre. Twenty-six miles from railroad. Annual rainfall,
10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 5,000 feet.

Township 17 S., R. 56 W. This is comparatively level prairie land, slight-
ly broken in places. Good grazing land. Plenty of good water in holes along
Horse creek. Some natural hay lands. Considerable of the land is suitable for
farming. Value, $5 to $10 per acre. Twenty miles from railroad. Annual
rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 4,800 feet.

Township 14 S., R. 57 W. The surface is rolling, sandy prairie, and in
portions quite high, with some hills. The soil, generally speaking, is second
or third rate. Fair grass and water enough for stock raising. Value, $5 to $8
per acre. Twenty-five miles from railroad. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches.
Elevation, 5,400 feet.

Township 15 S., R. 57 W. The surface is a rolling prairie, hilly in por-
tions. The soil is generally light and sandy, of a second and third rate quality.
There is a little bunch and buffalo grass. Sufficient water for stock raising.
Some bottom lands along Horse creek. Value, $5 to $8 per acre. Thirty miles
from railroad. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 5,000 feet.

Township 16 S., R. 57 W. The surface is generally rolling prairie, with
some hills. The soil is a sandy loam and is second and third rate in quality.
There is considerable buffalo and sand grass. Plenty of water for stock rais-
ing. Some cottonwoods along the streams. Used for sheep raising. Value,
$5 to $8 per acre. Thirty miles from railroad. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15
inches. Elevation, 5,000 feet.

Township 17 S., R. 57 W. The surface is rolling and level prairie land.
This township is mostly arid. Fair buffalo grass. Very little surface water.
No farming at present in this vicinity. Grazing only. Value, $3.50 to $6 per
acre. Twenty-one miles from railroad. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches.



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