Early days in Price and Taylor Counties, in north central Wisconsin, are recalled in this New 20 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: Price County --Brantwood,Catawba, Eisenstein, Elk, Emery, Fifield, Flambeau, Georgetown, Hackett, Harmony, Hill, Kennan, Knox, Lake, Ogema, Park Falls, Phillips (County Seat), Prentice, Spirit, Worcester. Taylor County Aurora, Browning, Chelsea, Cleveland, Deer Creek, Ford, Gilman, Goodrich, Greenwood, Grover, Hammel, Hannibal, Holway, Jump River, Little Black, Lublin, Maplehurst, McKinley, Medford (County Seat), Molitor, Pershing, Rib Lake, Roosevelt, Stetsonville, Taft, Westboro. (Not all towns are mentioned in the booklet.) Among the many subjects included are: Location and Natural Resources; Lumbering; Major Isaac Stone and family, the only white settlers in Price County for many years; the Wisconsin Central Railroad; Death of Moses M. Strong, geologist/explorer; first school; Newspapers; County Organization; First elected officials; Fire in Phillips; First appointed and first elected officers of Taylor County; Alvin E. Harder, first settler in Taylor County; Other firsts, including the "first man to set an example of neatness"; the 1876 Centennial in Taylor; Taylor County Officers; Taylor County Civil War veterans; the Village of Medford; Dispute over Courthouse location; Incidents and activitiesfrom 1877-1880, including the great flood of 1880; Churches; Secret Societies; 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): PRICE -- A. Alexander, M. Barry, W.H. Briggs, Walter Brown, W.D. Gumaer, Willis Hand, W.S. Hatton, W.D. Kuhn, A.D. Lunt, James McKinley, J.R. Means, E.W. Murray, D. O'Brien, C.H. Roser, F.W. Sackett, C.H. Silvernail, Arthur Sturley, William Waddell, Thomas Winter, J.D. Wyatt, H.J. Borham, J. Farr, W.F. Turner, W.F. Hinz, Edwin Horter, George A. Singleton, A.M. Byrnes, Fred W. Graves, Mackey Brothers; TAYLOR -- W.F. Atwell, Charles A. Atwill, G.W. Adams (pix), Isaac Biscornet, Blumberg and Shapiro, Frank Brodousky, Lewis Brown, C.D. Bruns, S. Buswell, John Carsten, Elias Cleveland, Judson A. Cleveland, Alfred Dodge (pix), Peter Doyle, W.W. Fry, F.A. Healy (pix), S.B. Hubbell, T.G. Jeffers, S.H. Keeler, David McCartney, F.W. McIntyre, T.B. McCourt (pix), A.J. Perkins, George S. Phelps, Judge E.R. Prink, M.W. Ryan, William Seeger, W.D. Smith, James Semple, J.B. Thompson, E. L. Urquhart, J. H. Wheelock, T.C. Whelen, John B. Andersen, L.A. Burbey, J.D. Furdun, C.H. Gearhart, W.H. Haight, David Montour, Leon Roy, H.C. Shearer, Abram Taylor, William R. Tuttle, Alphonse Bonneyville, Peter Campbell, Sterling D. Cone, John Duncan, Antoine Fouriner, John B. Jacobs Jr., C.H. Palmer, Nelson Salvo.