Transcribed from E.F. Hollibaugh's Biographical history of Cloud County, Kansas biographies of representative citizens. Illustrated with portraits of prominent people, cuts of homes, stock, etc. [n.p., 1903] 919p. illus., ports. 28 cm. Scanned from a copy held by the State Library of Kansas.
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The LaRocque country home is one of the most artistic and desirable in the vicinity of Glasco. The residence is a frame building of generous dimensions. The barn, sheds and out buildings also bear the unmistakable stamp of prosperity. Mr. LaRocque is known all over Cloud county and commands the esteem of all. By putting into effect his progressive ideas, he has contributed in a large measure to the prosperity of Cloud county in an earlier day to Concordia, and in more recent years to Glasco and vicinity.

One often hears the "bonanza mine" spoken of in the western parlance of the mining districts; Mr. LaRocque owns what might be termed a bonanza farm. In 1885 he bought one hundred and sixty acres of land and shortly afterward added one hundred and twenty acres of state land, all of which is excellent corn ground and rarely ever fails to produce a crop. Some years it has yielded seventy-five bushels per acre. Mr. LaRocque is a practical farmer, advocates deep planting and not leaving the ground too loose. His farm is intersected by First creek. He keeps a herd of about one hundred head of native cattle and feeds and raises extensively the Poland China breed of hogs.