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

Wisconsin's new lands. Description of the timber and farming lands opened to settlers by the Wisconsin Central Railyway--the crop of towns springing up in the wilderness--information of value to immigrants and capitalists,   pp. 361-363 PDF (1018.8 KB)

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The Wtsconasin Lumb rman.
Description of the Timber and Farming
Lands Opened to Settlers By the Wisconsin
Central Railway-The Crop of Towns
springing up in the Wilderness-Infe-
mation of Value to Immigrants and Capi-
Correpoud ce Wiscoeain Lusiaun
GaRji= BAY, Wis., June 20,1874.
The Wisconsin Central railway is
one of the grand enterprises of
northern Wisconsin, which is des-
tined to exercise a controling in-
fluence in developing the resources
of this portion of our state.  With
the Milwaukee & Northern railroad,
(which it leased last fall), it has now
two hundred and forty-eight miles
of continuous line, from Milwaukee
via Menasha and Stevens Point, to
Malden, a point one hundred and
one miles north of Stevens Point.
There yet remains a link of fifty-five
miles to complete the road to Bay-
field on Lake Superior.
Of the 101 miles north of Stevens
Point I propose to speak.  I have
recently passed over the road and
made personal examination of the
country, and notes on the character
of the timber and lands that may be
interesting and serviceable to those
seeking homes or investments for
capital in pine ani farming lands.
Eleven miles from Stevens Point is
where the Wisconsin Valley railroad
crosses it. Knowlton, eleven miles
beyond, toward Wausau is the pres-
ent terminus of the Wisconsin Val-
ley railroad, it being 73 miles from
Tomah, where said road starts.
A depot, engine house and two or
three small dwellings constitute
"Junction City."
Four miles from this place is
containing a depot only. The coun-
try about here is flat, with moderate
growth of pine and hardwood
Nothing very desirable.
lNine miles further on is
A block house for depot.   No
other building in view. The face of
the surrounding country is flat; the
timber red oak, basswood, elm, but-
ternut, and pine, of fair quality,
not so large as it is further up the
road, but sound. Red oak of excel-
lent quality; butternut, large and
thrifty; soil good.  The depot is
located on section 22, township 25,
range 4 east. Mill Creek is south of
this station and bears some excellent
Eight miles from here is
containing depot, log hotel, and
store. The country about is more
rolling; timber red oak, basswood,
butternut, elm, and pine, chiefly, and
of the best quality. For farm lands,
this locality excels any on the line;
soil rich and deep. The surrounding
lands contain many settlers. The
Fox River Company have many sec-
tions of land here, which they hold
at prices ranging from $8 to $25 per
acre according to location, timber,
etc. The pine lands they offer at $3
per M, stumpage.
Eight miles from Marshfield is
It has no depot building, except a.
log shanty. A mile beyond is a neat
new two story building, intended for
dwelling and hotel, no doubt, when
fully completed. Country flat, with
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