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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
(1846)

Chapter XIV,   pp. 235-254 PDF (3.3 MB)


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HISTORY OF WISKONSAN.
counties in the territory-possessing a rich soil, with
a nicely balanced proportion of timber and prairie
land, suited to the convenience of settlers. It is boun-
tifully supplied with small lakes, springs, and rivulets.
The lakes are Geneva, Como, Turtle, Little Turtle,
and White Bass lakes. The streams are Mequanigo,
Honey Creek, Sugar creek, Geneva creek. Turtle
creek, and White Water,-all of which have their
sources within the county, and run in opposite direc-
tions,-some into the Pekatonica or Fox river, and
others into Rock river. These lakes and rivers abound
in fish, and in the spring, summer, and autumn months,
are covered with wild ducks and geese. This section
is well stocked with game-deer, prairie hens, quails,
squirrels, gophers, badgers, &c. The county seat is
Elkhorn, a promising little town. It is situated in the
centre of the county, and contains 126 buildings, a fine
court house, post office, no grogeries, ohe temperance
inn, a baptist church, and two schools. The citizens
are moral, industrious, and religiously inclined,-kind,
affable, and hospitable.
  The township of Elkhorn, in which this thriving
village is located, occupies a very elevated position,
and contains the source of streams running in different
directions. Bark river has a small tributary rising
here. Honey and Sugar creeks have their sources in
this town; and Turtle creek, and White Water river,
receive supplies from the western portion of it. Here
are a beautiful group of small lakes, eight or ten in
number, from which Honey and Sugar creeks take
their rise. There are three delightful prairies in this
township. One of them is in the shape of a heart,
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