KanColl: The Kansas  
Historical Quarterlies




from The Soft Winter Wheat Boom and the Agricultural Development of the
Upper Kansas River Valley, by James C. Malin

                              Winter Wheat and Corn in Buckeye Township, Dickinson County [61]
                                        Number of Farms and Acreage by Size Groups
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                     |     1870    |           1875           |         1880            |         1885             
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No. of farms         | 48  25-30?* |            74            |          78             |         112             
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Number having winter |             |        | Number having-- |       | Number having-- |       | Number having-- |
  wheat or corn      |             | Total  |-----------------|Total  |-----------------|Total  |-----------------|
  by size group.     |             | No. of | Winter | Corn.  |No. of | Winter | Corn.  |No. of | Winter | Corn.  |
                     |             | Farms. | wheat. |        |farms. |  and   |        |farms. | wheat. |        |
                     |             |        |        |        |       | spring |        |       |        |        |
                     |             |        |        |        |       | wheat. |        |       |        |        |
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 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 |     -- |     -- |
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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 |     41 |    -- |     41 |     45 |
320-acre farm        |             |     -- |   45.0 |   17.2 |    -- |     65 |     59 |    -- |     59 |     65 |
640-acre farm        |             |     -- |     -- |     -- |    -- |     -- |     -- |    -- |    127 |    125 |
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   *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.


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