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Mitchel, Martin; Osborn, Joseph H. / Geographical and statistical history of the county of Winnebago ... to which is prefixed a general view of the state of Wisconsin, together with a census table from its first settlement to the present time.

Preface,   pp. [3]-5 ff. PDF (730.5 KB)

Page 5

INTRODUCTION.                   3
world, than ever before, and placed Wisconsin in the front
rank of the first column of the bread-supplying States.
A deep interest has been awakened in the mind of the 
agriculturist, the mechanic, the speculator, the scholar, the
statesman, the patriot and the philanthropist. Active enquiry and
investigation demand reliable information upon a subject of
so vast importance as the sources of wealth in Wisconsin.
Multitudes are visiting, and will continue to visit the State to
select for themselves a location, congenial to their taste, and
favorable to the interests of their several vocations. To aid
the traveler in the pursuit of his object, we have given a brief
sketch descriptive of each county, showing where govern-
ment land, timber, or minerals may be found; the present and
prospective condition of the various sections; and such other
information as we deemed valuable to the stranger who wishes
an accurate statement of the present condition of Wisconsin
in a condensed form. If the work shall prove an actual benefit
to our country and our race, we shall rejoice that we have
performed the labor.

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