Ferslew, W. C. L. E. (ed.) / Rock County gazetteer, directory and business advertiser, for 1857-8: containing a full directory of the cities of Janesville and Beloit, and a list of the property holders in the rural districts
City of Beloit, pp. 23-26
S,1ET1' Or 11F.IOT. Freeport. At the liver it iotersects the great Central Iowa Road which is also in process of construction. This whole line of Road will he completed within a year. when it will doubtless become one of the great east and west thmoughfares of the ""est. Seven miles cut of this City this Road is crossed by the Chicago, St. Paul & Fond du Lac Road, which secures a ready and quick Route to C hicago, and also north and west to .Janesville, Madison, Prairie dn 'hien and St. Paul. The Mil- waukee and Beloit Rail toad is also in process of construction. This is to intersect the tacine Road at East Troy, anti when completed will be an important route to Milwaukee. They have also a Road in prospect from this point to Rockford by a branch from Rockton, thence on the Racine & lississippi Itoad, four miles from this place. 'l'hev have one of the best developtd Water Power on Rock River." About one half of it is now in use, and the completion of the Mills now being erected and in immediate contemplation will use another quarter, leaving a quarter still in the market. lBv rasing the dam two feet. and securing the land above for flowage, an immense gain of power might be had over the prt - eo largest capacitv of the stream. Manufieturers from abroad will flind this a deirable location. They have three Flouring tills capable of making from one hindred to one hundred and fifty barrels of flour daiv. and from present appearances of the wheat crop, three more just such mills would pay their owners as well as do these. They have two Reaper f actories, which manutaeture a better article than can be found elsewhere inthe ountry. Theyhave been entirely unable to supply the demand for Machines this year, thougf their work for the season amounts to about two hundred and fifty thousand dollar The popularity of the leloit Reaper and Mower is beyond all pretedent, though the manufacturers will doubtless make an effort to supply the de- .mand another year. NEWIIALL HOUSE, MILWAUKEE. We take pleasure in drawing attention to the above named institution, which is the pride of Milwaukee. We havebeen all through it, and found nothing to compare with it, exeept the St. Nicholai, New York City. Mr. Kean, late of Louisville Hotel, Louisville, is acknowledged to be the best landlord in the United States, and Mr. Rice has a great reputation among his Boston Mends as late proprietor of the Ameican House.
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