Dakota Datebook

Growth

Saturday, January 19, 2013

 

In 1925, the Hope Pioneer boasted that “North Dakota (was) a good state to tie to.” They had proof, too, from a recent survey done on the growth of farms and farm value in North Dakota.

The report compared North Dakota against several other Midwest states such as South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as the country. Overall, the United States had 10.5 percent average growth. North Dakota, however, had a whopping 64 percent growth. North Dakota farms increased in value by a rather unbelievable 321 percent; the country grew by 117.4 percent.

The paper reported that, “North Dakota again shows that she is one of the best states in the Union in which to invest.”

 

Dakota Datebook written by Sarah Walker

 

The Hope Pioneer, Thursday, Jan. 25, 1912 p. 3

 

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Dakota Datebook is a project of Prairie Public, in partnership with the State Historical Society of North Dakota, with funding from the North Dakota Humanities Council.

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