Fargo: Walker Brothers, . 13,pp. Original pictorial wrappers, stapled. Spine perishing, lower corner of front wrap chipped away, minor edge wear and soiling. Faint dampstaining from gutter and top edge internally. Good. Item #1341
The 2,325-acre Helendale Stock Farm was created in 1875 by James Buel Power (1833-1912), the first Land Commissioner of the Northern Pacific Railway and its General Agent for the Minnesota and Dakota division. After he retired, he became director of the North Dakota Board of Agriculture, served on the Board of Trustees and as Acting President of the North Dakota Agricultural College, and was elected to the North Dakota House of Representatives. Six years after his death, his executors put the farm on the market to settle the estate and published this booklet to advertise the property. It provides details on the yields of various crops grown on the farm, touts the attributes of the livestock raised there (shorthorn cattle, sheep, horses, and Yorkshire hogs), describes the twelve-room farmhouse and many outbuildings, and offers terms for financing. Illustrated throughout with photographic images of the premises and two maps. Not in OCLC.