Early days in Jackson County, WI, are recalled through colorful tales and factual data in this new 36 page 8 1/2" x 11" spiral-bound booklet, printed single-sided on 60 # opaque paper. The front cover is a parchtex card stock, protected with a vinyl sheet. The information comes from a rare 1881 book, entitled History of Northern Wisconsin. We've enlarged the area on 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: Adams, Albion, Alma, Alma Center, Bear Bluff, Black River Falls (County Seat), Brockway, City Point, Cleveland, Curran, Franklin, Garden Valley, Garfield, Hixton, Irving, Knapp, Komensky, Manchester, Melrose, Merrillan, Millston, North Bend, Northfield, Springfield, Taylor. Some towns may not be mentioned in the booklet.) Among the many subjects included are: Location and Natural Formations like Black River Falls and Silver Bluff; Mineral Resources and Agriculture; Indian Occupation; Early settlers; Logging and Lumbering; First two births, first two deaths and first three marrages in county; Three year stay of Mormons in the area; When "inebriety" was the rule (even in court) and card-playing a popular vice; scarcity of white women; Early 4th of July celebration and a 50-hour dance; Early schools, preachers, hotels, saw-mills, businesses, etc.; Newspapers; Secret Societies; Manufacturing; county buildings and officers; the village of Black River Falls (with a sketch); Arsonist's Destruction of the town in 1860; Brief looks at Alma Center, Hixton, Sechlersville, Melrose and North Bend, with names of many businesses; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. Attention Genealogists: This booklet contains biographies of many county residents of the late 1800s. Some of these are brief, but others include family members, affiliations, war records, and business activities, in the course of which they often shed light on area businesses, churches, professions and institutions, and on news events. Those listed are (NOT in alphabetical order): J.H. Allen, H.C. Arnold, N.A. Batcheller, Fredrick Blake, James Chandler, F.R. Chapman, Dr. H.B. Cole, J.W. Cole, Joseph Clancy, Oscar Clapp, Ludovick L. Dimmick, Carl F. W. Erdman, F.M. Goodenough, James Ice, C.R. Johnson, W.C. Jones, Henry Lake, Algeroy LeClair, W.T. Murray, Ulrich Oderbolz, W. R. O'Hearn, John Parsons, G.M. Perry, T.H. Phillips, Carl C. Pope, M.M. Post, A.A. Prestermoen, William Thomas Price, Dr. James Robie, A.E. Sawyer, Andrew Sheppard, Fredrick Simpson, Capt. Peter Trudell, Dr. Fredrick Warner, Charles C. Wason, Rev. Bert E. Wheeler, Edward J. Austin, William H. Bunce, Lester H. Clow, Leander A. Comstock, Isaac E. Darling, N. Davis, Jerome L. Barker; Albridge Eaton, Albian Estey, Rev. Harry M. Hackney, John W. Hamilton, C.H. Ketchum, James L. Loomis, Martin Martens, George B. Marvin, Charles Merrill, Benjamin H. Merrill, Julius H. Miller, Edwin E. Moore, Alonzo H. Owen, Anson W. Prindle, Rev. William C. Ross, George P. Rossman, A. Tuttle, Alvin S. Trow, George R. Watson, Asa Wood, Marshal J. Chapman, Lewis B. Johnson, Charles W. Kenson, Capt. Daniel McSwain, Harvey D. McSwain, George N. Marks, Adison W. Merrill, J.B. Miller, William Miller, Henry W. Northrop, William Burton, Aaron Clinton, Tully Dorronce, Joseph D. Hoffman, Oscar F. Hoffman, Peter Hoffman, Matthew R. Letson, John Peterson, Edmund Pratt, George F. Seger, William D. Sherwood, Dr. Lyman T. Branch, Samuel M. Curran, George M. Hull, James H. Lounsbury, Thomas P. Marsh, Henry Nolop, Isaac B. Richardson, Schuyler H. Van Gorden, David J. Aller, Mrs. Harriet Champlin, Nelson Colburn, Frank G. Davis, Mrs. Hugh Douglas, Mark Douglas, Robert Douglas, A.K. James, Jacob A. Johnson, Vincent B. Newland, William H. Polleys, Eli Tiffany, William A. Sholes, John H. Willard, Lewis F. Crandell, John Glennie, Benjamin F. Gipple, John H. McDonald, H.B. Mills, Nicholas Fifer, J.L. Green, Peter M. Wilson, Nicholas Andrews, Charles T. Gansel, John Morrill.