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The Soft Winter Wheat Boom, 1 - Chart

and the Agricultural Development of the Upper Kansas River Valley

by James C. Malin

November 1942 (Vol. XI No. 4)

Winter Wheat and Corn in Buckeye Township, Dickinson County [61]

Number of Farms and Acreage by Size Groups

 
1870
1875
1880
1885
No. of farms
48   25-30?*
74
78
112

Number having winter
wheat or corn
by size group.

 
  Number having--

Total
No. of farm.

Winter
wheat.

Corn.

  Number having--

Total
No. of farm.

Winter
and
spring
wheat.

Corn.

  Number having--

Total
No. of farm.

Winter
wheat.

Corn.

40-acre farm ... ......

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

80-acre farm ... ......

32

28

29

30

23

28

35

30

35

160-acre farm ... ......

31

27

25

30

29

30

43

39

41

320-acre farm ... ......

10

10

10

16

16

16

21

20

21

640-acre farm ... ......

....

....

....

....

....

....

9

9

9

Inadequate data ......

....

....

....

2

....

....

4

....

....

Average acreage by size groups.        
40-acre farm ... ......

....

8

4

....

0

0

....

0

0

80-acre farm ... ......

....

17.7

7.6

....

23

25

....

20

28

160-acre farm ... ......

....

29.0

16.3

....

46

33

....

41

45

320-acre farm ... ......

....

45.0

17.2

....

65

47

....

59

66

640-acre farm ... ......

....

....

....

....

....

....

...

127

125

*Grant township before Buckeye township as separated from it. The Buckeye portion would contain less than 48 farms, possibly 25 to 30.

61. Compiled from the manuscript schedules of the Kansas state census, 1875, 1885, and U. S. census, 1870, 1880. The crop statistics in 1870 were in bushels, not acres, and therefore do not fit into this table. The wheat statistics for 1880 did not separate spring from winter wheat and therefore they are not comparable with 1875 and 1885. The wheat and corn acreages are respectively acres panted and acres to be planted.