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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.

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ADAMS.-Lies on the Wisconsin, and is watered by the
Lemonwier and other rivers. Springs and small streams are
abundant; has as good land for agricultural purposes as in
any part of the State; warm, quick and extremely productive.
Openings predominate, yet there are many dense forests;
some excellent pine. Population 6,407, and rapidly increasing.
Here is much excellent land, yet subject to entry at
government price. Germantown is the County Seat. Mauston
is the largest village in the county. Quincy, Cascade,
Dell Prairie, Neceda, Dustin's Mills, and Wauceda are new
and prosperous villages. The La Crosse and Milwaukee Rail
Road passes through this county.
BAD Ax-Is one of the best of counties, notwithstanding
its ridiculous name,-which should be exchanged for a better
one-lies on the Mississippi River, well watered, good water-
power; prairie, interspersed with fine timber-land; some good
pine. Viroqua, the county seat, is situated in a beautiful
grove. Springvale and Towerville have each excellent flouring
mills. Population 4,823, with a great increase for the last year.
BROWN-Was originally one of the three counties in this
State and embraced all the State North of Milwaukee, and
East of Wisconsin River, but is now reduced to one of the
smallest counties in Wisconsin. Green Bay, one of the most
ancient settlements in the State is situated at the mouth of
the lower Fox, the largest River in the State. The Fox River
Improvement is giving to this place new life and importance.
BUFFALO-Lies on the Mississippi River at the mouth of the
Chippewa; it is but thinly inhabited, but containing the best
of land subject to entry or pre-emption is rapidly filling up
with enterprising settlers. Well watered and offers superior
advantages to locate a desirable homestead at $1.25 per acre.
It is in the La Crosse land district and entries can be made
only at that place. Waumandee City is the county seat fifty
miles up the river from La Crosse.
CALUMET-Is generally covered with a heavy growth of
hard timber with a little pine in the north eastern part; lies
on the east side of Lake Winnebago; is the residence of the
remnants of the Stockbridge and Brothertown Indians which
has materially retarded its progress; has a fertile soil and well
watered. Population 3,633. Has increased very rapidly the
past year.

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