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Bingham, Helen M. (Helen Maria) / History of Green County, Wisconsin
(1877)

Jordan,   pp. 202-210 PDF (2.0 MB)


Page 202

202          History of Green County. 
CLERKS. 
ALDEN FRISBIE.           ANDREW BOYLES, 2 years° 
JOHN R. BUSSEY.          JOHN MYERS. 
A. D. TENNEY.            J. W. KiLDOW, 3 years. 
E. R. ALLEN.             Tuios. A. JACKSON. 
A. D. TENNEY.            L. M. KNOWLES. 
A. S. DYE.               THos. A. JACKSON, 5 years. 
L. E. ToWNE, 3 years.    ANDREW BOYLES, 4 years. 
WM. B. COOLEY.           E. R. ALLEN. 
WM. COLBY. 
JORDAN. 
No reverence attaches itself to the modern Jordan. 
It may be a very good creek in its way, but the town 
which it waters has a bad reputation, for which both 
town and stream must suffer. No pilgrim stranger 
ever stands on this Jordan's crooked banks. If, per- 
chance, there be one who wishes to do so, he is whisked 
off by some one mindful of his county's honor to the 
Jordan prairie of Decatur; he is let down into mines in 
Monroe, and dragged to the top of the mounds in 
Mount Pleasant; he is made to admire the level land 
and fine crops of Spring Grove, and the undulating 
land and fine crops of York; but when his time and 
strength are gone, he has not seen Jordan. Green 
County finds her proverbially necessary skeleton in the 
closet, her black sheep in the flock, in this town. 
Josephus himself, could he hear the jokes and the ex- 
pressions of sympathy of which Jordan land and Jordan 


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