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001548-22: WPA Property Inventory

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1936

A Michigan Rural Property Inventory, Works Progress Administration (WPA) inventory card (side 2) of the Mrs. L. Rademacher estate, conducted in 1936, describes the Rademacher farmland near Beal City, Michigan.

This side of the inventory card describes the land on the farm. A sketch of the property is given, along with coded notation that describes the type and quality of land.

The farm was fenced with woven barbed wire with wood posts, and its condition was rated fair. There were 25.5 acres of cropland and 13.5 acres of untillable pasture. Generally the farmland was rated "good," as opposed to excellent, fair or poor. The soil was mostly silt loam, clay loam, and clay. The topography was mostly level.

In the sketch, North is up. The coded notation is translated as follows:

Area | Notation | Description
2 | "A" Crop - R2 - 6.5A; SLtL - SLtL - CL - C; L - P. dR.
Land type "A," Cropland, rated R-2 "good," 6.5 acres.
Silt Loam, Silt Loam, Clay Loam, Clay.
Level, Naturally Poor Drainage.

3 | "A" Crop - R2 - 8.A; SLtL - SLtL - CL - C; L - P. dR.
Land type "A," Cropland, rated R-2 "good," 8 acres.
Silt Loam, Silt Loam, Clay Loam, Clay.
Level, Naturally Poor Drainage.

4 | "A" Un Past R3 13.5A; SLtL - SLtL - CL - C; GR - GdR - Fstp - St.
Land type "A," Untillable Pasture, rated R-3 "fair," 13.5 acres.
Silt Loam, Silt Loam, Clay Loam, Clay.
Gently Rolling, Naturally Good Drainage, Few Stumps, Stony.

5 | "A" Crop R2 8.A; SLtL - SLtL - CL - C; L - P. dR.
Land type "A," Cropland, rated R-2 "good," 17.5 acres.
Silt Loam, Silt Loam, Clay Loam, Clay.
Level, Naturally Poor Drainage.

6 | "A" Crop R2 3.A; SLtL - SLtL - CL - C; L - P. dR.
Land type "A," Cropland, rated R-2 "good," 3 acres.
Silt Loam, Silt Loam, Clay Loam, Clay.
Level topography, Naturally Poor Drainage.

Beal City, Isabella, Michigan, USA

Source: "WPA Property Inventories," database, Michigan History Foundation, Seeking Michigan (http://seekingmichigan.org: downloaded 20 February 2016), 15N 05W 34, Pages 21-22, http://seekingmichigan.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p129401coll0/id/89487/rec/1; citing Michigan Department of Treasury; Works Progress Administration.

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