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Art work of the Wisconsin River Valley
(1901)

[Part 1]


SCENE ON THE WISCONSIN.
Iseopsip iiugr Wa lefy.
................................... ....
T HE Old Wisconse', in quiet and forceful
beauty winds in and out among the bits of
timber which, here and there, still fringe her banks, or glides, half-ashamed, past the barren
slashings where the ruthless hand of the destroyer has despoiled her of her erstwhile
beauty, gathering to her glistening bosom some of the pride of later circumstance as she babbles
over rocks and dams where new-built mills give promise of a newer and larger usefulness for
her. From the forest wildnesses in the far north, to the broader fields of civilization as she
wends her way to the south, The Old Wisconse' is a connecting link between the glamour of the
past and the progress of the present.
Speaking with strict geographical accuracy, the valley of the Wisconsin River commences
at Prairie du Chien and extends to the myriad of little lakes in the far northern part of the state


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