Early days in Pepin County, WI, are recalled through in this NEW 22 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 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 the Pepin 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: Albany, Arkansaw. Durand (County Seat), Frankfort, Lima, Pepin, Stockholm, Waterville, Waubeek e. (Some towns may not be mentioned in the booklet.) Among the many subjects included are: Location and Natural Resources; Fort Beauharnais, an early trading post on Lake Pepin; John McCain, a raft pilot and Pepin's first white settler; Other early Settlers; Firsts -- birth, religious service, stage line; County officers; County Courthouse and attorneys; "Mag" Wheeler Murder Case; Newspapers; Miles Durand Prindle; More firsts from Durand; Churches; Societies; History of Durand; Villages of Pepin, Arkansas and Stockholm; and other bits of history and trivia. In 1879, a relatively short time before this material was originally printed, an incident occurred that attracted much publicity -- the illegal lynching of the admitted killer of the Coleman Brothers. A newsreporter gives a detailed account of the hanging of a man named Williams (also known as Ed Maxwell) by a large crowd of citizens; 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):Charles N. Averill, William L. Bachelder, Rev. Joseph M. Baur, Christian Bruenn, Vivus W. Dorwin, John Fraser, Jacob Fritz, Richard B. Goss, Francis V.Griffin, Ira Sincerbeaux, John Halverson, Horace E. Houghton, D. Winslow Hunt, William H. Huntington, George Hutchinson, Henry A. Knapp, Miletus Knight, Phillip Lorenz, Martin Maxwell, Robert Morsbach, Miles Durand Prindle, Frank Schur, H. Rollin Smith, George Tarrant, Jacob Van Nornam, Andrew J. Wallace, Robert B. Wood, James Barry, S. Carlos Fayerweather, James Hallsworth, Fred Jahnke, Emil Langers, John McCain, Capt. N.O. Murray, William B. Newcomb, Philip Pfaff, George Topliss, Stephan Cliff, Forest H. Hillard, Willard F. Holbrook, Jacob S. McCourtie, Samuel L. Plummer, Eric Peterson, Karl A. Peterson, Louis Peterson, August Sahlstrom, George L. Wakefield.