. Louisiana and Arkansas railway; its territory industries and financial condition ... ing in detail the region tributary to theLouisiana and Arkansas Railway, it will be interesting to notethe vast natural resources of the two states in which theroad is situated and the steps that have been taken fortheir development. First worthy of mention, perhaps, isthe great fertility of the soil. Practically every acre is sub-ject to a high degree of cultivation. The products rangefrom cotton, sugar cane, rice and tobacco in the alluvialdistricts to wheat, oats and barley in the uplands. Thecotton crop,

. Louisiana and Arkansas railway; its territory industries and financial condition ... ing in detail the region tributary to theLouisiana and Arkansas Railway, it will be interesting to notethe vast natural resources of the two states in which theroad is situated and the steps that have been taken fortheir development. First worthy of mention, perhaps, isthe great fertility of the soil. Practically every acre is sub-ject to a high degree of cultivation. The products rangefrom cotton, sugar cane, rice and tobacco in the alluvialdistricts to wheat, oats and barley in the uplands. Thecotton crop, Stock Photo
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. Louisiana and Arkansas railway; its territory industries and financial condition ... ing in detail the region tributary to theLouisiana and Arkansas Railway, it will be interesting to notethe vast natural resources of the two states in which theroad is situated and the steps that have been taken fortheir development. First worthy of mention, perhaps, isthe great fertility of the soil. Practically every acre is sub-ject to a high degree of cultivation. The products rangefrom cotton, sugar cane, rice and tobacco in the alluvialdistricts to wheat, oats and barley in the uplands. Thecotton crop, valued last year at about ^100, 000, 000, isthe most important, although the production of cereals isfast increasing, amounting to 75, 000, 000 bushels in 1899, as compared with 53, 000, 000 bushels in 1889. Vegetables of every kind and fruits of all sorts, fromthe tropical orange to the hardy apple, can be producedin abundance and of superior quality. The farmers hithertohave paid comparatively little attention to horticulture, but the efforts of the State Colleges and the State Board of. CUTTING SUGAR CANE LOUISIANA AND ARKANSAS RAILWAY 17

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