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McLeod, Donald / History of Wiskonsan, from its first discovery to the present period, including a geological and topographical description of the territory with a correct catalogue of all its plants

Chapter XV,   pp. 254-275 PDF (3.6 MB)

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catholic neighbor. All is peace and quietness, and all
are. emulous alike in acquiring property by hard and
honest industry.
  In Racine county, there is not a foot of waste land
to be found. It is well watered with streams and
small lakes. There are some lands still to be pur-
chased in this fine county at the government price,
*1.25 per acre. Old country and American emigrants
of capital, desirous of entering into the grazing or wool
growing business, would do well before locating any
where else, to satisfy themselves as to the agricultural
and stock raising facilities of this fine section of the
                 CHAPTER XV.
  Washington County, is bounded on the north by
Fond du lac and Sheboygan counties, on the east by
lake Michigan, on the south by Milwaukie, and on the
west by Dodge county. It is twenty-four miles wide
from north to south-its average length being twenty-
seven and a half miles,-and contains six hundred and
sixty square miles or sections, or four hundred and
twenty-two thousand, four hundred square acres. It
was set off from Milwaukie county in 1836, and or-
ganized into a separate county in 1840. Its population
in 1838, was sixty-four, in 1840, three hundred and
forty three, in 1342 nine hundred and sixty-fivc. The
first settlement commenced in 1836, but having no
immediate communication with the navigation of the

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