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. 15 WISCONSIN.
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