University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Link to University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Link to University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
The State of Wisconsin Collection

Page View

Hastings, Lucy A. / Family correspondence, 1838, 1855-1874
Call Number, Eau Claire SC 35 ([unpublished])

Eau Claire March 22nd/ [18]57 PDF (945.4 KB)


1857, Mar 22
Eau Claire March 22nd/ 57.
Dear brother and sisiter.
 We arrived at this place about two weeks since, but have been so busy have
not found time to write untill now, Mr Hastings' land is about 4 1/2 miles
from here, he intends to work at carpentering this summer wages, are good,
can get from two 1/2 to 300 dollars a day, our prospects were never so good
as at the present time, this village is new, nearly all the houses that are
here were built last year, it is expected there will be 200 houses built
this year, it is situated on the Chippewa river about 50 miles from its mouth,
and at the mouth of the Eau Claire it is the head of steamboat navigation
except in high water, then they go 12 miles farther at the Chippewa falls,
there is every prospect of a large place, the land here is excellent, and
farming is the best

Go up to Top of Page