Early days in Pierce County, on the western edge of Wisconsin, are recalled through colorful tales, historic data, and individual biographies in this New 19-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: Bay City, Beldenville, Clifton, Diamond Bluff, East Ellsworth, El Paso, Ellsworth (County Seat), Elmwood, Gilman, Hager City, Hartland, Isabelle, Maiden Rock, Martell, Oak Grove, Plum City, Prescott, River Falls, Rock Elm, Salem, Spring Lake, Spring Valley (part), Trenton, Trimbelle, Union. (Some towns may not be mentioned in the booklet.) Among the many subjects included are: Location, Natural Resources, Many Rivers; Early History; Fort Snelling; Originally part of St. Croix County; Early Settlers; Early county officials; Newspapers; Ellsworth, the county seat; Firsts -- death, religious service, etc.; societies; the town of Maiden Rock and the energetically disposed Mr. Trumbull; the slow-growing village of Prescott; River Falls on the banks of the Kinnickinnic; Diamond Bluff and Esdaile; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. Attention Genealogists: In addition to the many names mentioned throughout the booklet, there are individual biographies of a number of 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 alphabetical): Henry P. Ames, John S. Beaty, Benton Elliott, Cornelius Fenton, George F. Fletcher, Jens B. Jenson, J.G. Keith, George W. Kimball, William C. Kinne, Lloyd L. Lewis, J.B. Maynard Jr., John L. Moody, Thomas L. Nelson, John Peterson, Perry D. Pierce, Mark M. Sanderson, Selah Strickland, Frank B. White, Ambrose Cook, Jeremiah Fuller, Frank N. McVean, Albert P. Merrill, Horace Richards, John D. Trumbull, Dr. Maroni Ware, August R. Mero, John R. Niles, Lawson C. Burke, Charles H. Grant, Bernard D. Engley, Joseph Gillespie, Samuel E. McDonald, William Monro, Arthur J. Mumford and Walter E. Warren.