Early days in Portage County, WI, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales, historic data and individual biographies in this New 41 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: Alban, Almond, Amherst, Amherst Junction, Bancroft, Belmont, Buena Vista, Carson, Custer, Dewey, Eau Pleine, Grant, Hull, Junction City, Lanark, Linwood, Milladore (part), Nelsonville, New Hope, Park Ridge, Pine Grove, Plover, Rosholt, Sharon, Stevens Point (County Seat), Stockton, Whiting. (Some towns may not be mentioned in the booklet.) Among the many subjects included are: Location, Physical Features, Natural Resources, Climate, and Railroads; Indian agents John Bowyer and Samuel C. Stambaugh; Unfair attempts to secure Indian lands; several Indian biographies; Early lumbering operations; narration of an early settler, S.A. Sherman; the Importance of the White Pine; Political History and names of "principal persons" in 1842; first county officials; Population and other statistics; the Civil War period -- the Pinery Rifles, Pinery Boys, Evergreens, Lyons Pinery Battery, Pinery Stars, etc.; the county seat, Stevens Point, including a drawing of the town; Early businesses, factories, saw-mills, hotels, fire department, etc.; churches, Newspapers; Societies; Professions; Miscellaneous items of historical interest, including the lynching of the Cartwright brothers; Portage's first county seat, Plover; other villages; 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. Those listed are: (NOT in alphabetical order): John B. DuBay, Capt. William Bremmer, Satterlee Clark, Abraham Brawley, Samuel R. Merrill, George Stronger, Orange R. Ellis, William Sylvester, W.S. Patrick, Dr. L.S. McCulloch, Herbert Wood, Cephas Shekells, Mrs. D.P. Brown, Nathaniel F. Bliss, W.C. Davenport, John Whitel Dr. Alfred Earll, Dr. William Schofield, Homer Drake, William Wyatt, Judge Miner Strope, Rev. J. Edwards, Theodore C. Ellis, Col. James S. Alban, E.L. Pike, Daniel McAuliff, Dr. Luther Hanchett, Charles Callahan, David A. Agnew Jr., Thomas Adams, G.F. Andrae, George W. Bailey, Valentine B. Bakens, Frederick A. Bandow, Count S. Bielski, Walter R. Barnes, Marshall W. Blanchard, Charles E. Blodgett, A. Earl Bosworth, Abraham Brawley, Anderson W. Brown, Edward Dexter Brown, Webster E. Brown, Benjamin Burr, John Cadman, Martin Cahill, Gavin Campbell, James H. Carlisle, G.W. Cate, Albert G. Cate, Charles Chafee, Owen Clark, M. Clifford, Sidney B. Coleman, Patrick Collins, William Collins, Richard A. Cook, E.M. Copps, Dr. Samuel J. Coyne, William L. Covel, Henry Curran, A. Daemka, James P. Dorsey, David J. Ellenwood, James A. Felch, T.E. Fuller, Benjamin Fulton, Hiram E. Gee, Frank N. George, W.H. Gilchrist, Ed. D. Glennon, W.W. Goff, August Goerke, Peter Gordon, Henry W. Guy, John T. Hanson, Willis W. Haseltine, Ralph Harvey, E.R. Herren (pix), Constantine Heil, Edmund J. Hildreth, Henry Hoeffler, Nicholas Jacobs, Mayor John O. Johnsen, D. Lloyd Jones, S.H. Karner, J.R. Kingsbury, Alexander Krembs, Adam Kuhl, Henry William Lee, Christian Oleson Loberg, Andrew Lutz, John Lutz, H.D. McCulloch, John R. McDonald, William W. Mitchell, George S. Mitchell, Ludwig P. Moen, Thomas H. McDill (pix), Robert Nesbitt, Michael O'Keefe, Allen O. Packard, George A. Packard, William H. Packard, Gilbert L. Park, Oren Parmeter, Fayette Patterson, Dr. John Phillips (pix), John S. Pipe, Frank Pipe, Joseph F. Potter, J.L. Printice, John Rennie, J.O. Raymond (pix), John Rice, Thomas C. Rice, Dr. Galen Rood, M.A. Rousseau, Dr. Edgar P. Russ, Stillman H. Sawyer, Daniel Seyler, Simon Augustus Sherman (pix), Clarence A . Sherman, Eugene A. Sherman, John A. Slothower, John Slothower, M.C. Slutts, Dr. Jesse Smith, William W. Spraggon, George Stenger, Washburn Stone, John Stumpf, Caleb Swayze, Frank H. Taylor, David H. Vaughn, Stiles H. Vaughn, Harvey M. Wadleigh, Matther Wadleigh, John Alexander Frazer Walker, William Walker, Silas S. Walsworth, William Walton, Thomas Welch, Maurice Weisen, George E. Wert, Charles Weston, William Weston, Frank L. Wheelock, O.C. Wheelock, Mrs. Fidelia N. White, Thomas Jefferson Wright, A.F. Wyatt, Phillip Bremmer, Levi M. Gregory, Oliver H. Lamoreaux, Jerry D. Rogers, Miner Strope, John W. Strope, William B. Shepard, Allen A. Walbridge, Horace allington, William C. Holly, Orlin L. Rickard, Edgar Starke, John Sievertson, Enoch Webster, George Clayton, Frank Russel, Oswald Voyer, Leonard N. Anson, William Herron, Alexander Love, John McGuire, James Meehan, Milo S. Wood, Thomas Pipe.