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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Dunn-Is a new county lying on the Chippewa River about fifty miles from the Mississippi; has but few settlers though the soil is excellent and well watered, with some timber and hard wood, sufficient for fuel and fences. Its resources are yet undeveloped, the lands not entered. FOND Du LAC County has a population of 25,085. As we have published a history of this county we refer the reader to that work. GRANT.-Tbis County is in the southwest corner of the State, and one of the oldest settlements. Its mineral wealth attracted its early settlement, although the fertility of its soil is not surpassed by any other county, yet its distance from market has checked the progress of agriculture beyond the necessities of a home market and kept lands cheap. Great quantities of lead are found and manufactured here. There is yet in the northern part of the county excellent government land, which, by the graduation law is now reduced to fifty- cents per acre. The low price of land, the excellence of the soil, the approach of Railroads and the advanced price of produce have all tended to increase the population for the last two years. Farmers who want desirable homesteads can make great profits by purchasing in this county. Population in 1850 16,196, in 1855 23,130. GREaN-Is an agricultural county in the south part of the State, bordering on Illinois. Its good lands are all taken and becoming sources of wealth, it has some timber lands though prairies predominate; its waterpowers are generally improved. Population 14,715. Monroe is the county seat, with a popu- lation of 2,120. IOWA-Is a very rich county, both in soil and minerals. Copper and lead are, abundant, and what is not common in mineral regions, the soil is of the best quality. Well watered, convenient to Railroads, and yet some good government land to be had. Mineral Point is the oldest settlement and has smelting works for lead and copper. It is the central point for mineral operations. Population 14,440. JACKSON County is situated on the Black River about twenty-five miles from the Mississippi. The northern part of this county is richly supplied with fine timber, and the southern part is mostly prairie of the best quality. Has abundance WISCONSIN.
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