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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)

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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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