National Geographic : 1936 Sep
Photograph byBurton Holmes from Galloway LONG-HORNED OXEN, TALL AS A MAN, TILL RICH BLACK FIELDS TO AUGMENTROME'S FOOD SUPPLY Just ahead of the sleek team runs one of the ditches that drain the former Pontine Marshes. Here, under Government supervision, afamily may purchase aplot of about 30 acres for small annual payments. By December, 1934, about 60,000 ex-service men had settled in this reclaimed area, cultivating some 100,000 acres ofgrain and vegetable crops. Most of the colonists have come from overpopulated central and northern Italy (page 365).