Early days in Barron, Burnett and Polk Counties, WI, are recalled in this 12 page booklet, filled with local history and brief biographies of prominent residents. The information comes from a rare 1881 book, entitled History of Northern Wisconsin. The spiral-bound booklet is printed single-sided on 60 pound 8 1/2" x 11" opaque paper. The front cover is a parchtex card stock, protected with a vinyl sheet. We've enlarged this area of a map from the original book, and included it along with two other maps of historic interest. Communities currently listed for this area by the National Association of Counties include: Barron County: Almena, Arland, Barron (County Seat), Barronett, Bear Lake, Brill, Cameron, Canton, Cedar Lake, Chetek, Clinton, Comstock, Crystal Lake Cumberland, Dallas, Dovre, Doyle, Haugen, Hillsdale, Lakeland, Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Mikana, New Auburn (part), Oak Grove, Poskin, Prairie Farm, Prairie Lake, Rice Lake, Sioux Creek, Stanfold, Stanley, Sumner, Turtle Lake, Vance Creek. Burnett County: Anderson, Blaine, Dairyland, Danbury, Daniels, Dewey, Grantsburg, Hertel, Jackson, La Follette, Lincoln, Meenon, Oakland, Roosevelt, Rusk, Sand Lake, Scott, Siren (County Seat), Swiss, Trade Lake, Union, Webb Lake, Webster, West Marshland, Wood River, Yellow Lake. Polk County: Alden, Amery, Apple River, Balsam Lake (County Seat), Beaver, Black Brook, Bone Lake, Centuria, Clam Falls, Clayton, Clear Lake, Cushing, Deronda,Dresser, Eureka, Farmington, Frederic, Garfield, Georgetown, Johnstown, Laketown, Lewis, Lincoln, Lorain, Luck, McKinley, Milltown, Osceola, Saint Croix Falls, Star Prairie, Sterling, Turtle Lake (part), West Sweden . (Some towns are not mentioned in the booklet.) Among the many subjects included are: Natural Resources and Curious Formations; a very old dam and other river improvements; Early settlers; Newspapers; Organization of each county and early officers; Picturesque St. Croix River; Joseph Covillion, Canute Anderson, August Cadot, and other early notables; the "Devil's Chair"; Where place names came from; and other bits of history and trivia. Although there are no individual biographies, many names are mentioned throughout the booklet.