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Volume Listing > Volume 90 > Made-to-order farms: Benjamin Faast's vision for northern Wisconsin

Janik, Erika "Made-to-order farms: Benjamin Faast's vision for northern Wisconsin"

Made-to-Order Farms: Benjamin Faast’s Vision for Northern Wisconsin: This article recounts the history of the Wisconsin Colonization Company, which sold “Made-to-Order” farms that consisted of a house, a small barn, some livestock, tools, and seeds. These were located in Ojibwa, Sawyer County; where settlers had a choice of 40 to 160 acre tracts of land. Starting in 1918, more than 150 people from Europe and the US bought such farms. The article discusses founder Benjamin Faast (1884-1948), an Eau Claire land developer, his vision for small family farms, and the obstacles that homesteaders encountered. (10 pages)

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Citation: Janik, Erika "Made-to-order farms: Benjamin Faast's vision for northern Wisconsin" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 90 /Issue: 4 (2006-2007)

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