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Curtiss-Wedge, F.; Jones, Geo. O. (ed.) / History of Dunn County, Wisconsin
(1925)

Contents,   pp. vi-[x]


Page vii

CONTENTS
CHAPTER VI
DUNN COUNTY IN THE BARSTOW-BASHFORD ELECTION
Page
Dunn County in a Political Scandal-The Opposing Candidates for Governor
in 1885-Number of Precincts-Vote in Each-Charge of Fraud-The Vote
at Gilbert's Mills-Like the Famous Chapter on The Snakes of Ireland-
Other Spurious Returns-Decision of the Canvassing Board-Barstow in-
stalled as Governor on Same Day that Bashford Takes Official Oath as
Governor-Subsequent Legal Contest and Decision of Court..............38
CHAPTER VII
SOME ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF 1846
Smallness of Settlements in Upper Mississippi River Valley in 1845-Expense
"    of Up-River Lumbering-Convention at Memphis in 1846-Convention at
Chicago-Early Plans and Proceedings of John H. Knapp and Capt. Wilson
-Families of Workmen a Moral Force-Estate of David Black and How
Disposed Of-Some Inventories and Values-Expenses and Receipts in the
Lumber Business-Drinking Habits-The Success of Knapp and Wilson.. 43
CHAPTER VIII
MILL AND DAM LOCATIONS AT MENOMONIE
Dam on Wilson Creek in Early Twenties-Damage by Floods-The Site of
Present Dam an Old One-Sites of Other Dams ........................ 50
CHAPTER IX
EARLY SETTLEMENT OF MENOMONIE
Early Settlement of Dunn County as Compared with Other Localities-Life in
the Lumber Camps-Woman as a Factor-Amusing Incidents-Partnership
of Elisha Brown and Levi Vance-Their Failure-Mrs. Vance Widow of
Jason Ball-The Vale Family-Women Mentioned on Company's Books-
Census of 1855-Some  Marriages .....................................153
CHAPTER .X
THE KNAPP STOUT & CO. COMPANY
Original Name of the Concern-Association of William Wilson and John H.
Knapp-C. E. Freeman's Account of its Early Development-Its Later
History-Semi-Centennial Anniversary-Death of Its Founders-Disposal
of Its W ater Power and  Franchises ............ .......................  60
CHAPTER XI
AGRICULTURE
The Pioneer Farmers of Dunn County-Agricultural Development of the
County-Dairving and Creameries--Cheese Factories-Breeds of Cattle
Favored-Breeders' Associations-Sheep Raising-Fertilization-Statistics
on Land, Buildings and Crops..................................... 71
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