in the best Fruit Belt in Missouri and one of the very best in
the whole country. It is a rolling countrynot level nor
mountainous. Both the water and air drainage is perfect.
It is a healthy country in which to live. There is very little
sickness and what there is is mild in form.
Springfield is nearby to the northwest and Kansas City a little
farther on in the same direction; St. Louis is to the northeast
187 miles; Memphis is only 148 miles to the southeast. These nearby
markets consume all of the surplus products of the country.
The refrigerator car service is such that the fruits, berries
and vegetables can be sold in any market in the country.
A topographical survey has been made of the Fruitville lands
of Colonel Torrey, and they have been divided into farms of from
about ten acres up.
Apples, peaches, strawberries and all of the other fruits, as
well as all of the grains and grasses, can be grown on these farms.
This is an ideal dairy country.
It is in this country that poultry thrives so amazingly that
the center of the poultry industry of the United States is near
It is a country of blooms and flowers and hence the honey bee
gathers honey in quantities not possible in less favored climates.
The long growing season, the mild weather, the short winters,
all result in a vigorous and beneficial growth of everything in
the vegetable and animal kingdom.
In short this is an ideal country for men, women and children;
for cows; for hens, ducks, turkeys, and geese; for the honey bees,
for big red apples and luscious