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Northrop, E. B.; Chittenden, H. A., Jr. (ed.) / The Wisconsin lumberman, devoted to the lumbering interests of the northwest
(August, 1874)

Chippewa crossing. How the country along the line of the Central is settling up with hardy pioneers,   p. 525 PDF (388.3 KB)

Page 525

The Wisconan Lumbermnan.
,Cher      ry good, Vm. .................... 60 00
Cherry, common, Wm ............m... 25 oe
Bi   rch, W       m ........................... 25 0e
Bee         c   h,            m m ........................... 20CO
Bamwood,Vm     ....................... .220
Hickory,                 y m ......................... 40 00
l         pe, m ........................... 2200
Chestnut, 9 m .........          ..  40 00
Shingles, shaved pine   m   .To
Shingles, do, 2d quality UP m
Shingles, extra sawed pine, 9 m       5 60
Shingles, clear swed pine, v   m
Shingles, sawed 3d quality, 90 m .    2 2
Shingles, cedar,  m ..................8a 00
Shingles, hemlock, 9i m.
Lath, hem'ock, Wm m..
Lath, spruce. v m ......... ..........   I
Lath, Dine, 9' m .....................
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s 500
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sow the Countr   Along tie Line of the
Central il settling UP With Rardy Plo-
Fross Shand Press.
The Press has before made mention
of the fact that a thrifty settlement
of farmers is progressing favorably
in the vicinity of the Chippewa river,
where the Central crosses that stream
in Ashland county. The settlement
is in townships 42 and 43, range29
'The road crosses in section 1, where
there is an excellent water-power,
and where it is expected a town of no
little importance will spring up when
the road is completed through to
Ashland from its present northern
terminus. The land in these two
towns is high, rolling, well watered
and quite heavily timbered with
sugar maple, elm, some oak, mixed
with large, heavy white pine. The
soil is excellent, and there is plenty
of government land yet open to
homesteaders. Already twenty-three
families have commenced homes, in
fact a good beginning has been made
in the way of opening up farms, the
settlement averaging four acres to
family in root crop this year. The
crops look well, and are growing
The land lies all the way from the
railroad track back two or three
miles, all of the same general charac-
ter, and Mr. F. & Woodnorth, one
of the leading spirits of the new set-
tlement, informs us that he locates
all new comers on homesteads free of
charge.  As he is an experienced
woodsman, this offer is being taken
up every few days. He informs us
that some thirteen families from
Waupaca county have signified their
intention to move in this fall, and he
is to locate them immediately upon
their arrivaL
The settlement is twelve miles
from trom the south line of our
county and fifteen miles south from
Penoka Gap.
Application has been made to the
town board for the laying out of a
road from Penoka to the Chippewa,
and the board has authorized Mr. C.
H. Pratt, county surveyor, to proceed
with the survey, and he will do so
about the middle of the present
month. This will give the settlers an
outlet to Ashland, and bring consid-
erable business to this point during
the coming winter. A good road is
already open from the settlement
south to Chippewa Falls.
The people will soon be numerous
enough to form a town government
of their own, and probably by
another year will, if prosperous, ask
for a division,which will undoubtedly
be granted. As it is, we learn that
they desire to participate in the gen-
eral fall election, and will ask for a
voting precinct. They have already
some twenty-five voters, and that
number will be greatly increased by
new arrivals before November.
There are quite a number of Ash-
landers in the new settlement, and
we are glad to learn that they are
well pleased with their location, and
are making good progress. Among
them are R. ML Dryden, andE B.
McLean, both of whom have fine
homesteads. We wish for these
hardy pioneer unbounded success,
and hope soon- to be able to visit
them in the cars.
JOHN PAlm'S mill atLaCrosseWia.,
recently sawed 800 logs in ten hours
and forty-eight minutes. The amount
Df lumber sawed was 85,000 feet.
The mill is a rotary.

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