quarter-section love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the United States Government Land Survey, a square tract of laud containing 160 acres, and constituting one fourth of a section.


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  • If you take a healthy quarter-section of good native grass and just let it sit with no grazing, no fire and no disturbance then I promise you in 15 years or so you'll have 160 acres of cedar.

    Kill Some Trees On Earth Day

  • In December 1912, the City Club of Chicago staged a competition for the design of a quarter-section of the Chicago grid.

    Charles R. Wolfe: Visioning Neighborhood and the City, Then and Now

  • Eventually I learned it was equivalent to 160 acres, but why was it a quarter-section?

    Surveying Saskatchewan

  • The landscape scale is the quarter-section (160 acres) Midwestern farmstead.

    Aldo Leopold's Legacy

  • The quarter-section between 15th and 21st, Utica and Lewis, is already hard-pressed by the expansion of St. John Medical Center.

    BatesLine: July 2005 Archives

  • Thus he was able to buy a quarter-section of land for one hundred and fifty dollars an acre, and to sell it in a year or two, after installing a cement floor in the barn and running water in the house, for one hundred and eighty or even two hundred.

    Main Street

  • Now, illegal fireworks were going off on all three sides of the empty field (which is about a quarter-section, or so).

    grouse Diary Entry

  • The Homestead Act, giving a quarter-section of land to each settler, was a magnet.

    Nothing Like It in the World The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869

  • American Fork, above his fort at New Helvetia, for the general benefit of the settlers in that vicinity; that he had incurred considerable expense, and wanted a "preemption" to the quarter-section of land on which the mill was located, embracing the tail-race in which this particular gold had been found.

    Memoirs of the Union's Three Great Civil War Generals

  • Yet, as it might add value to the location, he dispatched to our headquarters at Monterey, as I have already related, the two men with a written application for a preemption to the quarter-section of land at Coloma.

    Memoirs of the Union's Three Great Civil War Generals


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