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Milmine, Geo. R. (ed.) / Racine advocate city and county residence and business directory of Racine, Wisconsin

Town of Waterford,   pp. [270]-282 PDF (3.0 MB)

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A FULL and oomplete line-of goods at W. H. JENNING'S. S. B. C.
         Town of Waterford.
                    Town No. 4, i9 East.
               TOWN ORGANIZATION.
John T. Rice, Chairman,)
George Hulburt,         Suiervisors.
Win. Voss,
A. C. Harden, Clerk.
A. Lockwood, Assessor.
W. Whiteley, Treasurer.
Ira A. Rice, C. Berger, Justices of the Peace.
D. Thompson, John Smith, Constables.
W. Raymond, Sealer of Weights and Measures.
    Population, Males, 789; Females, 725 ; Total, 1,514.
    The village of Waterford is situated on Fox river, about twenty
three miles west of Racine and seven miles north of Burlington. The
first claims to the land whereon the village is built were made by Messrs
0. W. Barnes and       Beebe, who subsequently sold their interest
therein to Levi Barnes and Samuel E. Chapman. The latter named
gentlemen built the first log house in the village in 1836, which was
known as "head quarters." The river offering unusual facilities
for the
establishment of a water power, it was determined to found a village,
which determination was soon put into effect, and a village built, tak-
ing its name from Waterford in the state of New York. In 1844,Water-
ford contained one hundred and fifty inhabitants, two saw mills, two
grocery stores, one public house, etc.  At present it contains upwards
of six hundred inhabitants, several good stores, flouring mill, (one of
PADDQ(K & JANE8 represent the Mutual Life of New York.

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