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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.
(1856)

Wisconsin,   pp. [7]-51 PDF (10.4 MB)


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Black River ..      ................. 48,000,000
Chippewa        .     .     ............. 60,000,000
Green Bay and Oconto . .......... . . .. .100,000,000
Manitowoc .......    .... .......      .35,000,000
St. Croix ..    .       ..............   70,000,000
Red Cedar River ....  .      ....       20,000,000
Wisconsin .................. .   ;      125,000,000
Wolf River ................., 40,000,000
Total- ........         .......    498,000,000
This estimation did not include the amount floated down
the Wolf into the Fox River and thence into Lake Winnebago.
Not less than thirty steam mills along the shores of this
River and Lake are constantly supplied from this source; and
several millions are annually carried by Rail Road from the
head of the Lake to Rock River and thence floated to a south-
ern market. There are also numerous mills scattered over
other sections, from which no statistics have, been obtained,
which, in all, would warrant the manufacture in the State as
high as five hundred and fifty millions of feet in 1854, since
which time the business has increased at least 50 percent.
Shingles, lath, staves, post etc. are not included in this estimate.
We shall have occasion to speak more particularly of
the pine which comes into Fox River in connexion with the
county of Winnebago.
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WISCONSIN.


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