The Farmer's Last Frontier: Agriculture, 1860-1897

By Fred A. Shannon | Go to book overview

Abandoned farms (see Farms)
Abilene, Kansas, cow town, 200, 227
land speculation, 307
livestock financing, 223
Absentee landlords, in South, 82, 97
Academic departments, in agricultural colleges, 279
Adulteration, dairy products, 258-259, 270
federal investigation of, 283-284
Aëration, of soils, 8
Africa, sheep growing in, 208, 209
Agrarian uprising, 291-328
Agricultural colleges, advice to farmers, 171
Connecticut, 251-252
establishment of, 272-277
experimental work of, 280-282
extension work of, 277-279
Agricultural settlement, new areas, 26-50
transportation and, 21-22
Agricultural societies, 255, 269, 270
Agricultural Wheel, 312
Agriculture, Boards of, 251, 269, 277
Agriculture, federal Department of, 247
agencies and activities of, 281, 282-290
establishment of, 270-271
New England crops, statement about, 246-247
soil analysis by, 5
Agriculture, state departments of, 269-270
Agrostology, Division of, 288, 289
Alabama, agricultural extension work, 278
cattle industry in, 198
cooperation in, 339
orchards of, 124
Populism in, 322
public lands in, 81
share cropping in, 94
use of fertilizer, 115
Alexander, John T., great landowner, 155
Allen, William V., and Populism, 324
Allison, William B., and railroads, 176
Alluvium, productivity of, 11
tree growing and, 16
Altgeld, John P., and education, 276
Alvord, Henry E., experimentation of, 280
Amenia and Sharon Land Co., 158
American Cheap Transportation Association, 176
American Emigrant Company, 69-70
American Federation of Labor, 318
American Tobacco Company, 120
Angus cattle, on Great Plains, 203
Animal Industry, Bureau of, 233, 286
pleuropneumonia crusade of, 259
quarantines by, 271
report on dairying, 254-255
work of, 286-287
Animals, in soil building, 6, 8, 11
value to frontiersmen, 20
(see Livestock, different animals)
Antelope Farm, 158
Apiculture, 124, 254
Appleby, John F. twine binder, 135
Architecture, rural, 368-369
Arizona, soils, 17-18
water supply, 207
Arkansas, cooperatives, 339
farm wages, 87
orchards, 124
public lands, 81
river improvements, 104
Arkansas Valley Cattle Company, 225
Armour, Philip D., meat packing, 183, 232, 236
Army posts, agricultural markets, 31, 34, 41
Artesian basins, 22, 215-216
Artists' colonies, and farm settlement, 250
Atchison, Kansas, land speculation, 307
Atherton vs. Fowler, 217
Atlanta, Georgia, trade of, 110
Auctioning, of public lands, 55-56, 67-70
Austin, Texas, livestock financing, 222-223
Australia, sheep growing, 208, 209
Austria, bans American pork, 194
tobacco market, 120
Automobiles, and road building, 104
Ayrshire cattle, 255
Babcock, S. M., cream tester, 138
Bacteria, in milk, 258-259
in soils, 283
(see Microorganisms)
Bailey, Liberty Hyde, 279
Bankers, bond sales of 1890's, 322-323
cattle loans, 222-226
credit, 303-309
farmers' objections to, 183-184
Prairie mortgages, 185-186, 188
Southern agriculture and, 77
Bankruptcy, cotton farmers, 95, 100
southern railroads, 108
Barbed wire, cost of fences, 206
illegal fences of, 218
patents on, 302-303
regulations regarding, 239
telephone lines constructed of, 345
Western use of, 21, 205-206, 224, 238-240
Barges, river, 104-105
wheat harvesting, 135
Barley, in East, 246
in North Central states, 164
Bate, John J., refrigeration of meats, 194
Bathing facilities, in farm homes, 370
Baxter Springs, Kansas, cow town, 200
Beale, Edwin F., landholdings of, 73
Beef, "embalmed," 194, 286
foreign trade, 194-195
freight rates on, 229
quality of early Western, 227
shipments from West, 234
Beef bonanza, 225
Beef trust, rise to power, 183
Behel, Jacob, twine binder, 135
Benton, Thomas Hart, description of Missouri River, 34
Best, Daniel, steam tractors, 138
Bicycles, and road building, 104
Big Grape-Vine Rancho, 73
Biological Survey, Division of, 287
Birds, value to farmers, 287
Birmingham, Alabama, trade of, 110
Black belt, fertility of soil, 9, 15
lack of prosperity in, 96
Black Codes, 85
Blackboards, in rural schools, 375
Blackleg, in cattle, 259
Bland-Allison Act, 316-317, 319
Bliss, C. N., and timber monopolists, 63
Blizzards, danger to cattle, 202
peril to migrating Mormons, 29
Western hazard, 150
Blockade, and Southern agriculture, 77
Blue-stem grass for cattle, 194-195, 206
in soil building, 17
Bohemians, immigration of, 50
Boll weevil, enters Texas, 285
one-crop system and, 123
Bonanza farms, era of, 154-161
on railroad lands, 67
Bonds, railroad financing, 106, 175
sale by government, 322-323
Book farming (see Scientific advance in farming)
Bookkeeping, Southern railroads, 108
Southern rural merchants, 92-93
scanty on farms, 291, 292
Boot hill, 200
Boston, Massachusetts, impure milk, 259
Botany, Division of, 285
Bounties, for destruction of birds, 287
for soldiers, 126
Bowles, Samuel, on California agriculture, 262


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