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LaCrosse County

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Early days in LaCrosse County, on Wisconsin's western border, are recalled through a mix of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 65 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: Bangor, Barre, Burns, Campbell, Farmington, Greenfield, Hamilton, Holland, Holmen, La Crosse (County Seat), Medary, Mindoro, Onalaska, Rockland, Shelby, Washington, West Salem. Some towns may not be mentioned in the booklet.) Among the many subjects included are: Location and Natural Resources; The Winnebago Confederacy and Indian Occupation; Treaties with the Indians; History of the Winnebagoes; Origin of the name La Crosse; Game of LaCrosse, Indian style; Beginning of Settlement; Mining Settlements and military posts; Nathan Myrick (pioneer settler); the Settlement on the Mainland; the First Survey; the Morman Arrival; Myrick's marriage; Steamboats arrive; a raft on the Mississippi; Mormon Elder Lyman Wight who drank while discoursing on the "evils of intemperance"; the Absence of Schools; the First Deaths; the First Birth; First Land Sales; Removal of the Indians; Celebrating New Year's Day 1849; Dealing with a drunken thief; "Kisses" on the 4th of July; Organization of the county; Election of county officers; Fires; Cholera; Bank Panic; the La Crosse and Milwaukee and other Railroads; Lumber and Saw-Mills; the United States Land Office; Northwestern Horticultural Society; the City of La Cross -- first officials, businesses; a Vigilance Committee's efforts to destroy "disreputable resorts", Newspapers; the Village of West Salem; and numerous other interesting bits of history and trivia. Illustrations include a full page sketch of La Crosse from across the river; Attention Genealogists: In addition to the many names mentioned throughout the booklet, there are a number of individual biographies of county residents of the late 1800s. Some of these are brief, but others include reminiscences, names of family members, affiliations, war records, and careers, in the course of which they often shed light on area businesses, churches, professions and institutions, and on news events. Those listed are: Nathan Myrick, John Meyer Levy, Samuel T. Smith, Peter Cameron, James M. Garrett, Mrs. Berkenmeyer, Col. Thomas B. Stoddard, Susan E. De France, George Gale, the Rev. Benjamin W. Reynolds, Orrin L. Smith, Harvey E. Hubbard, Alexander McMillan, Duncan D. McMillan, John S. Simonton, Ethan Roberts, Cyrus K. Lord, Theodore Rodolf, William W. Crosby, Charles Green Hanscome, Harvey J. Peck, A. Steinlein.

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Cover of LaCrosse County History

Sources: History of Northern Wisconsin /LaCrosse County Wisconsin History
Authors: A.J. Coolidge and J.B. Mansfield
Original Publication Year: 1881
Original Publisher: Austin J. Coolidge
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