A NEW 26 Page Booklet about St. Croix County, Wisconsin ...where springs erupt to form rivers and lakes. Early days in St. Croix County, WI, are recalled through colorful tales, historic data, and individual biographies in this meaty 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: Baldwin, Cady, Cylon, Deer Park, Eau Galle, Emerald, Erin Prairie, Forest, Glenwood, Glenwood City, Hammond, Hudson (County Seat), Kinnickinnic, New Richmond, North Hudson, Pleasant Valley, Richmond, River Falls (part), Roberts, Rush River, Saint Joseph, Somerset, Spring Valley (part), Springfield, Stanton, Star Prairie, Troy, Warren, Wilson, Woodville. (Some towns may not be mentioned in the booklet.) Among the many subjects are: Location, Natural Resources, the vanishing act of Chief Hole-in-the-Day, and other Indian tales; a visit by Father Hennepin while a prisoner in 1680; Other early visitors and First settlers; Organization of the county; First officials; Hudson and River Falls Railway; River Transportation; Hudson, on the shore of Lake St. Croix; City officials, including a list of mayors up to 1881; Churches; Businesses; Newspapers; Societies; the "thriving" village of New Richmond; the lofty village of Hammond; the law-bookless town of Somerset; the Manufacturing village of Baldwin; the former village of Hersey; the unorganized village of Wilson; the "little" village of Star Prairie; and the villages of Erin, New Centerville, Cady, Roberts, Erin Corners, Woodville and Warren; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. There is a sketch of the city of Hudson. 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): Frank P. Chapman, Rev. Exra Porter Chittenden, Rev. P.A. DeParadis, B.C.B. Foster, S.N. Hawkins, Dr. Henry M. Murdock, Silas Staples, Charles Edgar Sleeper, Dr. E.L. Boothby, Dr. Anson J. Golden. Edward Gardiner, Henry A. Gould, John Thayer, Frank A. Ames, Henry Bergeson, Augustine Belisle, Isaac Burton, John F. Combacker, P.B. Crepeau, Alexander Gordon, Capt. Edward Grant, Brig. Gen. Samuel Harriman, Hudson S. Harriman, Dr. Henry G. Henault, Conrad Kaler, James Kelley, Frank King, Paul Liberty, Frank Moesmer, Frank X. Montbriand, Thompson Nelson, Charles Parent, Joseph Parent, Thomas Parnell, Daniel Phillips, Jerrie Revord, Hans Borchsenius, Dr. Sillas E. Farnsworth, Rev. John Hoffman, Dr. J.L. Irwin, Hartson F. Woodard, Sarles Travers Adams, C.D. Lamport, Henry Peters, Stephen Woodworth, R.E. Arnold, William L. Hunter, Col. George W. La Pointe, James W. Van Vliet, J.A. Wilson, J.R. Burnhart, Dr. E.B. Crommett, Charles Dowie, J. Frank Fuller, Thomas Bickford Jewell, Trueworthy Jewell, Abner P. Mussy, William Osgood, Mark Walton, Thomas Walsh, Richard Joyce, Charles Stuart.