The maps below show the changes in the size of West Farm and in the value of the land per hectare over a period of 90 years from 1900 to 1990.
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The maps show the changes in the size and in the value of the land per hectare of West Farm over a period of 90 years from 1900 to 1990.
In 1900, the area covered by West Farm was 5,000 hectares and the value of one hectare was one dollar. By the year 1925, while the size of the farm was 850 hectares, the value of the land had leapt to 20 dollars a hectare, which gave a total of 17,000 dollars. Fifteen years later, however, the farm had increased in size to 1,700 hectares, but the value of a hectare had only increased by 25% to 25 dollars. The property was, nevertheless valued at 42,500 dollars.
In 1970, while West Farm with only 500 hectares was much smaller than it had been in the previous 70 years, the value of the property was higher than ever before at 50,000 dollars.
The size of West Farm had jumped to 3,500 hectares by 1990 with the value per hectare climbing by 25% to 125 dollars, totaling 437,500 dollars.
It is clear that the value of West Farm increased significantly over the period.
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