Report 1906, Page 7. 'l' Report 1909 Page 59.of the forest reserve. For though the man might be willing, it would doom his wife and children to a hard, lonely existence without the benefits of good schools of a growing community. The people of Northeastern Wisconsin were led to believe that it was the purpose of the Forestry Board to acquire all the lands within this proposed area excepting a few townships adjoining the settle ments, villages or cities therei'n. If the language used by the State Forester is carefully studied it can clearly be seen that this was not their purpose. The intention was to restrict future purchases to a given area and to confine those purchases as nearly as possible to lands not suited to agricultural use and unprofitable for farming. This could not be done, of course, without acquiring some agricultural lands, but where the attention of the Board had been called to lands of known agricultural value, these districts had been eliminated and the lands offered for sale by the State.