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Hinman, Eleanor H. (1934) History of farm land prices in eleven Nebraska counties 1873-1933 (Research Bulletin: Bulletin of the Agricultural Experiment Station of Nebraska No. 72)
The subject of farm land price is intimately intertwined with the economic and social welfare of farm people, and even with the financial structure of the nation. A detailed, year-by-year record of farm land sales and prices from several typical Nebraska farming areas over a 61-year period may throw light on the behavior of land values in the counties studied and in similar farming areas, and may help towards supplying a better basis for land price analysis and forecasting than now exists. This bulletin presents such a record for 11 Nebraska counties. It is based on 76,544 true sales of farm land by warranty deed which occurred in these counties during the years 1873-1933, and also presents data on 14,418 other transfers of farm land which occurred in the same counties during the years 1920-33. Special emphasis is placed on the last 24 years of the period studied.