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a good growth of natural grass. Value, $7 to $12 per acre. Annual rainfall,
12 to 18 inches. Elevation, 4,500 feet. Twenty miles from railroad.

Township 4 N., R. 52 W. The surface is a slightly rolling prairie. Soil
generally sandy, and in some places very sandy. It is covered with a good
growth of native and buffalo grasses. There is no surface water, but water
can be found by digging in the ravines. Annual rainfall, 15 to 20 inches. Ele-
vation, 4,400 feet. Value, $5 to $12 per acre. Located seven miles from the
railroad and Akron> the county seat.

Township 5 N., R. 52 W. The surface is rolling prairie. The soil is gen-
erally sandy, with some clay and sandy loam. There is a good growth of
bunch and buffalo grass. Fair grazing land. No surface water. Value, $8 to $12
per acre. Annual rainfall, 12 to 18 inches. Elevation, 4,200 feet. Nine miles
from railroad.

Township 3 S., R. 52 W. The surface of this township is gently rolling
prairie, with a fine growth of buffalo and bunch grass. It is somewhat rough
in places. The soil is clay and sand. There is no surface water, but water
can be had by digging a few feet in most of the gulches. Value, $10 to $20
per acre. Annual rainfall, 12 to 18 inches. Elevation, 4,700 feet. Twenty-three
miles from railroad.

Township 4 S., R. 52 W. The surface is rolling prairie covered with a
good growth of natural buffalo and bunch grass. There is no surface water,
but water can be readily found by digging. Value, $5 to $8 per acre. Annual
rainfall, 12 to 18 inches. Elevation, 4,800 feet. Twenty- five miles from rail-
road.

Township 5 S., R. 52 W. The surface is a gently rolling plain, covered
with a good growth of bunch grass. The soil is very good and suitable for
farming. There is no surface water. Value, $5 to $12 per acre. Annual rainfall,
12 to 18 inches. Elevation, 4,700 feet. Twenty miles from railroad.



304 WASHINGTON COUNTY

Township 2 N., R. 53 W. The surface is generally high and rolling, with
some level prairie land. The soil is sandy and not very good. It is covered
with a fair growth of buffalo grass. There is no surface water. Value, $4 to
$12 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 4,500 feet. This
township is crossed by railroad and located in central Washington county.
Near Akron, the county seat.

Township 4 N., R. 53 W. The surface in this townhsip is rather high
and rolling. The soil is sandy and covered with a good growth of natural
buffalo grass. Water can be found in the ravines by digging. Some por-
tions of the township are exceedingly sandy and of little value; other por-
tions very good. Value, $6 to $15 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches.
Elevation, 4,400 feet. Six miles from railroad.

Township 5 N., R. 53 W. The surface in this township is rolling prairie
land. There are sand hills in the southern and eastern portions. There Is no
surface water. The grass is good, affording fair grazing. Value, $4 to $12 per
acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 12 inches. Elevation, 4,200 feet. Four miles from
the railroad.

Township 2 S., R. 53 W. The surface is gently rolling prairie covered
with a good growth of bunch and buffalo grass. There is no running water;
but water can be obtained by digging a few feet in the gulches. The soil is
of fair quality. Value, $5 to $12 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches.
Elevation, 4,800 feet. Seventeen miles from railroad.

Township 4 S., R. 53 W. The surface is gently rolling prairie covered
with a good growth of buffalo grass. Surface water is scarce; but water can
be obtained by digging near the gulches. The soil is of medium quality.
Value, $6 to $10 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 5,000
feet. Twenty-five miles from railroad.

Township 5 S., R. 53 W. The surface is a level plain, rolling in places.
The soil is a hard, sandy loam. It is good grazing land. There is no surface
water. Value, $7 to 12 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation,
5,000 feet. Twenty miles from railroad.

Township 1 N., R. 54 W. The surface is rolling prairie land. The soil is
of hard adobe and is covered with a good growth of buffalo grass. TLere is
no flowing water. Value, $6 to $15 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches.
Elevation, 4,600 feet. Five miles from railroad.

Township 2 N., R. 54 W. The surface is comparatively level prairie land
covered with a good growth of native grass. The soil is sandy loam. In some
places native hay can be cut. There is no surface water. Value, $7 to $15 per
acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 4,500 feet. The northeast
corner of the township is crossed by the railroad.

Township 3 N., R. 54 W. The surface is rolling prairie. The soil is sandy
loam covered with a good growth of grass. There is no surface water. Value,
$8 to $12 per acre. This township is crossed by the railroad. Annual rainfall,
10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 4,400 feet.

Township 4 N., R. 54 W. The southern portion of this township is roll-
ing. The soil is of a fair quality, covered with a good growth of buffalo
grass. The other portion of this township is hilly and sandy with a scant
growth of bunch and sand grass. There is no surface water. Value, $8 to $12
per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 4,300 feet. Three miles
from railroad.



WASHINGTON COUNTY 305

Township 5 N., R. 54 W. The South Platte river and the railroad cross
the northwest corner of this township. The vacant lands are in the south-
eastern portion, where the land is rolling. The soil is a sandy loam covered
with a good growth of native grasses. Value, $8 to $15 per acre. Annual rain-
fall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 4,200 feet.

Township 1 S., R. 54 W. The surface is rolling prairie. The soil is good
in places and in other places sandy. It is covered with a fair growth of na-
tive grass. Water is found in ravines. Grazing is fine. A portion of this town-
ship is cultivated. Value, $5 to $12 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches.
Elevation, 4,700 feet. Located twelve miles from railroad.

Township 2 S., R. 54 W. The surface of this township is generally roll-
ing. Loamy soil in places; other places sandy. Water found in pools along
Beaver creek. Fine grazing. Value, $7 to $12 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to
15 inches. Elevation, 4,700 feet. Eighteen miles from railroad.

Township 3 S., R. 54 W. The surface is rolling prairie land. The soil is
sandy. There is running water in some of the ravines. Good grazing. Value,
$5 to $10 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 4,800 feet.

Township 4 S., R. 54 W. The surface is a rolling prairie. The soil is a
sandy loam. The grass is extremely good. There is no surface water; but
water can be obtained by digging a few feet. Value, $6 to $12 per acre. An-
nual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 4,900 feet. Twenty- five miles from
railroad.

Township 5 S., R. 54 W. The surface is gently rolling prairie. The soil is
a hard, sandy loam, covered with a good growth of buffalo grass. The land
is suitable for farming. Value, $6 to $12 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15
inches. Elevation, 5,000 feet. Twenty miles from railroad.

Township 2 S., R. 55 W. The surface is partially fine level farming land
and partially broken by ravines. There is a good growth of native grass and
considerable cactus. It makes a fine pasture. Value, $11 to $18 per acre. An-
nual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 4,700 feet. Twenty miles from rail-
road.

Township 3 S., R. 55 W. The surface is generally rolling prairie. The
soil is a clay loam. There is a good growth of native grass. Fine grazing
lands. Water in ravines. Value, $5 to $12 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15
inches. Elevation, 4,900 feet. Twenty-five miles from the railroad.

Township 4 S., R. 55 W. The surface is slightly rolling prairie lands.
The soil is sandy and covered with good grass. There are a few cottonwood
trees in the ravines; also some surface water. Value, $6 to $10 per acre.
Twenty-five miles from railroad. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation,
5,000 feet.

Township 5 S., R. 55 W. The surface is prairie land, slightly rolling and
broken in some parts. The soil varies from a hard clay soil to a sandy loam;
it is all covered with a good growth of native grasses. Water to be found in
ravines. Value, $5 to $10 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Eleva-
tion, 5,000 feet. Twenty miles from the railroad.

Township 2 S., R. 56 W. The surface is partly level and partly rolling.
The soil varies from a sandy loam to a clay loam. There is a good growth of
buffalo grass and cactus. This township is crossed by Beaver creek, along
which are a few cottonwoods. Value, $10 to $12 per acre. Annual rainfall,
10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 4,900 feet. Twenty miles from railroad.



306 WASHINGTON COUNTY

Township 3 S., R. 56 W. The surface is rolling prairie land, covered with
a good growth of buffalo grass. There are a few trees in the ravines and
along Beaver creek. Water in Beaver creek and tributaries. The soil varies
from a clay loam to a sandy loam. Value, $7 to $12 per acre. Annual rain-
fall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 5,000 feet. Twenty miles from railroad.

Township 4 S., R. 56 W. The surface is gently rolling prairie land, cov-
ered with a good growth of grass. Water in Beaver creek in holes or by dig-
ging a few feet in the creek bed. There are also a few cottonwoods along
the creek. The soil is of fair quality. Value, $5 to $12 per acre. Annual rain-
fall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 5,100 feet. Eighteen miles from the railroad.

Township 5 S., R. 56 W. The surface is rolling prairie, covered with a
good growth of buffalo grass. Water is found in pools and by digging a few
feet in the ravines. There are cottonwoods along the creeks. The soil varies
from a sandy loam to an adobe. Value, $5 to $12 per acre. Annual rainfall,
10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 5,300 feet. Fifteen miles from railroad.



WELD COUNTY

STERLING LAND DISTRICT Area of Vacant Lands, 69,219 Acres.
DENVER LAND DISTRICT Area of Vacant Lands, 30,760 Acres.

Weld county is one of the finest agricultural districts of Colorado. The
southern portion and the extreme western portion of the county is nearly all
under irrigation and in a high state of cultivation. It is a very productive
district.

The northeastern part of the county was very sparsely settled until just
a few years ago. Since then it has been settled rapidly. There are still good
lands in this part of the county.

Weld county offers more opportunities for those who wish to purchase
improved farms. It is a very successful, prosperous agricultural county.

The county seat is Greeley, with a population of 8,500. The population of
the entire county is 40,000.

The approximate value per year of the agricultural products is as follows :

Wheat and other grains .$2,500,000.00

Hay 1,300,000.00

Potatoes and other vegetables 1.700,000.00

Fruits 50,000.00

Sugar beets 1,900,000.00

STERLING LAND DISTRICT.

Township 8 N., R. 56 W. The surface is generally rolling prairie land.
Pawnee creek crosses the northern part of this township. The soil is a clay
loam and is covered with a good growth of buffalo grass. The railroad runs
along the southern boundary. Value, $8 to $16 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10
to 15 inches. Elevation, 4,500 feet.

Township 9 N., R. 56 W. The surface is partly rolling and partly level
The soil is principally a clay loam. This township is a little broken and rocky
in places. It is covered with native grasses. Value, $8 to $12 per acre. An-
nual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 4,500 feet. Seven miles from railroad.

Township 10 N., R. 56 W. The surface is rolling. The soil varies from
a clay to sandy loam. There is water in the creeks and several lakes. H is
good grazing land. Value, $8 to $12 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches.
Elevation, 4,700 feet. Twelve miles from railroad.

Township 11 N., R. 56 W. The surface of this township is broken con-
siderably in places; some portions, table land; others, rolling prairie. There
are some bluffs containing good building sandstone. Fair grazing. No surface
water. Value, $5 to $12 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 16 inches. Elevation,
5,000 feet. Eighteen miles from railroad.

Township 12 N., R. 56 W. The surface is rolling prairie with a loamy
soil, rocky in places. There is fair grass for grazing purposes; but no surface
water. Value, $9 to $12 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation,
5,000 feet. Eighteen miles from railroad. Located in northeastern Weld
county, adjoining the Nebraska state line.



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Township 8 N., R. 57 W. The surface is gently rolling excepting along
the creeks and ravines where it is slightly broken. The soil is principally a
sandy loam, covered with buffalo grass and cactus. Suitable for farming.
There is no surface water. Value, $10 to $15 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to
15 inches. Elevation, 4,500 feet. The railroad crosses this township.

Township 9 N., R. 57 W. The surface is generally rolling; it is broken
along Pawnee creek. There is considerable timber along the creek. Rock out-
crops in places. The surface is covered with a good growth of buffalo grass.
Value, $6 to $12 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 4,500
feet. Six miles from the railroad.

Township 10 N., R. 57 W. The surface is generally rolling. The soil is a
clay loam covered with a good growth of grass. There is some running water
in the streams. Value, $5 to $12 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches.
Elevation, 5,000 feet. Twelve miles from railroad.

Township 11 N., R. 57 W. This township is broken and hilly in the
southern portion; the balance is rolling table land. There is a small creek
running through the township. The soil varies from a clay to a sandy loam.
There is some natural hay land. There is a good stand of native grass, afford-
ing fine grazing. Value, $6 to $15 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches.
Elevation, 5,100 feet. Eighteen miles from railroad.

Township 8 N., R. 58 W. The surface is partly level and partly rolling
and broken. It is fair grazing land. The soil is a clay loam. Value, $10 to $12
per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 4,700 feet. Located near
a railroad.

Township 9 N., R. 58 W. The surface is a rolling prairie. The soil is a
clay loam covered with a good growth of buffalo and bunch grass. Good
grazing. Very little water and no timber. Value, $10 to $12 per acre. Annual
rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 4,800 feet. Six miles from railroad.

Township 10 N., R. 58 W. The surface is high, rolling prairie land. It
is quite hilly in the western portion and cut by ravines. There is some water
in the ravines and Pawnee creek. Good growths of buffalo and gramma grass.
Value, $7 to $10 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 4,800
feet. Located twelve miles from railroad.

Township 11 N., R. 58 W. The surface is mostly rolling prairie. It is
rocky and hilly in the southeastern portion. There is no surface water. The
soil is principally a clay loam. Value, $5 to $10 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10
to 15 inches. Elevation, 5,000 feet. Eighteen miles from railroad.

Township 10 N., R. 59 W. The surface of this township is considerably
broken by ravines and occasional bluffs. The soil is principally a sandy loam.
The stand of native grass is fair. Value, $8 to $12 per acre. Annual rainfall,
10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 5,000 feet. Six miles from the railroad.

Township 11 N., R. 59 W. The surface of the northern portion of this
township is rolling prairie land. The southern portion is broken, with water
in the ravines. The vacant lands are in the southeastern corner of the town
ship. This portion is good for grazing and the soil is loamy. Value, $6 to $12
per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 5,200 feet. Ten miles
from the railroad.



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DENVER LAND DISTRICT.

Township 9 N., R. 60 W. The surface is prairie land, rolling in places
and level in other parts. Good soil. Water for stock part of the year. Close
to the railroad. Value, $5 to $20 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches.
Elevation, 5,000 feet.

Township 10 N., R. 60 W. The surface is slightly rolling; in some places
level mesa land. Good soil, suitable for farming. There is no surface water.
The soil is covered with a fair growth of buffalo and gramma grasses. Value,
$8 to $15 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 5,000 feet.

Township 11 N., R. 60 W. The surface is generally rolling prairie, with
some mesa land. The soil is a clay loam covered with buffalo and gramma
grasses. There is no surface water. Value, $8 to $15 per acre. Annual rain-
fall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 5,000 feet. Four miles from the railroad.

Township 2 N., R. 61 W. The surface is rolling, sandy prairie land.
There is some clay loam covered with gramma and buffalo grass, also sage
brush. Natural hay can be cut in places. Water can be obtained from Kiowa
creek part of the year. There is coal under this land. Value, $8 to $15 per
acre. This stownship is crossed by the railroad. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15
inches. Elevation, 5,000 feet.

Township 3 N., R. 61 W. The surface of this township is undulating.
The soil is a sandy loam and is covered with sage brush, sand grass and
other grasses. There is no surface water. Kiowa creek, which runs through
this township, is dry excepting in flood time. Value, $10 to $20 per acre. An-
nual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 4,500 feet. This township is right on
the railroad.

Township 4 N., R. 61 W. This township is crossed by the South Platte
river and the railroad. The vacant lands are in the northern portion. They
are rolling in character with a sandy soil, covered with sand grass and other
grasses. Value, $6 to $15 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation,
4,500 feet.

Township 5 N., R. 61 W. The surface is gently rolling prairie land.
The soil a sandy loam. It is covered with gramma and buffalo grass. Crops do
well here, even in dry years. There is no surface water. Value, $10 to $20
per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 4,500 feet. Five miles
from the railroad.

Township 6 N., R. 61 W. The surface is gently rolling prairie land. The
soil is a sandy loam covered with a good growth ot native grasses. There is
no surface water. Value, $6 to $15 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches.
Elevation, 4,500 feet. Seven miles from railroad.

Township 9 N., R. 61 W. The surface is gently rolling prairie covered
with good grass. The soil varies from a clay to sandy loam. This is agricul-
tural land. There is no surface water. The railroad crosses a corner of this
township. Value, $12 to $15 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Eleva-
tion, 5,000 feet.

Township 10 N., R. 61 W. The surface is high, rolling prairie land, some-
what cut up by ravines. The soil is light and in some places slightly sandy;
other portions clay loam and gumbo. Fair grazing. This township is crossed
by the railroad. Value, $12 to $15 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches.
Elevation, 5,000 feet.



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Township 11 N., R. 61 W. The surface is mostly rolling prairie land.
The soil is light and loamy and is better in the western portion than in the
eastern. Water can be found by digging shallow wells. Good grazing. This
township is crossed by the railroad. Value, $6 to $18 per acre. Annual rain-
fall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 5,000 feet.

Township 1 N., R. 62 W. The surface is gently rolling prairie land. The
soil is a sandy loam covered with buffalo and gramma grass. There is no sur-
face water. Excellent grass. Value, $10 to $15 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to
15 inches. Elevation, 4,800 feet. Six miles from the railroad.

Township 2 N., R. 62 W. The surface varies from level to gently rolling
prairie land. The soil is a sandy loam and is covered with good native
grasses. There is no surface water. Value, $10 to $15 per acre. Annual rain-
fall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 4,600 feet.

Township 3 N., R. 62 W. The surface of this township is principally sand
hills and bluffs, with some parts level; it is covered with sage brush and
sand grass. The soil is a sandy loam. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Eleva-
tion, 4,500 feet. Value, $9 to $25 per acre. Located right on the railroad.

Township 5 N., R. 62 W. The surface is rolling prairie land. The soil is
heavy and sandy and is covered with sand grass and other grasses. There is
no surface water. Value, $7 to $12 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches.
Elevation, 4,500 feet. Two miles from railroad.

Township 9 6., R. 62 W. The surface is rolling prairie land. The soil in
the bottom lands is a sandy loam, while on the mesa lands it is a clay loam
covered with buffalo and gramma grasses. There is running water in this
township most of the year. This is excellent grazing land. Value, $10 to $15
per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 5,000 feet. Five miles
from the railroad.

Township 11 N., R. 62 W. The surface is level prairie land, covered with
good grass. There is some natural hay land. This township is crossed by the
railroad. Value, $12 to $15 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Eleva-
tion, 5,000 feet.

Township 5 N., R. 63 W. This township is crossed on the south by the
South Platte river, along which is a fine valley. The homestead lands are in
a section decidedly rolling. The soil is sandy to sandy loam. There is no sur-
face water. The soil is covered with sand grass and other grasses. Value, $8
to $15 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 4,500 feet. The
railroad crosses this township.

Township 8 N., R. 63 W. The surfac is rolling prairie land. Very little
surface water. The soil is a sandy loam. Grazing generally very good. Value,
$8 to $15 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 5,000 feet.
Three miles from the railroad.

Township 9 N., R. 63 W. The surface is high rolling prairie land, hilly
in places. There is water in holes part of the year. Good growth of buffalo
and bunch grass. Value, $3.50 to $8 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches.
Elevation, 5,000 feet. Five miles from the railroad.

Township 8 N., R. 64 W. The surface is rolling prairie ^ land. The soil is
sandy in character. Part of this township is under an old irrigation system
and part is under a new system. This township has been settled up very rap-
idly. Railroad built here within the last few years. Value of land, $5 to $20
per are. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 5,000 feet.



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Township 9 N., R. 64 W. The surface is rolling prairie land, hilly in
parts. This is a dry farming district. The soil is quite sandy. There is no
water excepting in wells. Value, $10 to $20 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15
inches. Elevation, 5,000 feet. Six miles from the railroad.

Township 10 N., R. 64 W. A part of this township is rather hilly. There
is also some prairie land. The soil is a sandy loam. There is a good growth
of native grasses. There is water for stock in Willow creek. Value, $10 to $15
per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 5,300 feet. Twelve miles
from railroad.

Township 11 N., R. 64 W. This is half a township, lying against the Wyo-
ming state line. The surface of the eastern portion is gently rolling. There
are some high bluffs on the western side. Spring water plentful and grazing
good. There are a few pines and cedars on the bluffs and willows along the
creeks. On the eastern portion, the soil is good loam. Value, $4 to $12 per
acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 5,500 feet. Twelve miles
from the railroad.

Township 9 N., R. 65 W. The surface of this township is broken by a
number of ravines. It is hilly in places. There are water holes in the creeks
and the draws. The soil varies from a black loam to a clay and sandy loam.
Value, $7.50 to $30 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Elevation, 5,300
feet. Three miles from the railroad.

Township 11 N., R. 65 W. The southern part of this township is gently
rolling prairie land with a few scattering valleys and sinks. The northern
tier of sections are broken by the chalk bluffs, especially sections 7, 8 and 9.
Water is a little scarce here, but can be obtained by digging. Good native
grasses. The bluff land is worthless, excepting for grazing purposes. Other
land worth from $8 to $10 per acre. Annual rainfall, 10 to 15 inches. Eleva

tion, 5,500 feet. Twelve miles from the railroad. .-,

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