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Wilbert, Carl F. / History of the town of Mequon
([ca. 1990?])

Early settlers


From this humble beginning, a very determined, sturdy and
hard working group of imigrants built up a successful and
enterprising community, evidence of which can be seen aftet
100 years of this, the beginning of the Town of Mequon, now
the second largest 4th class city in Wisconsin, embracing
a beautiful little Village of Thiensville.
For the various reasons mentioned why the Indians as well
as the early settlers chose to settle near streams and
lakes, was also the reason why in later years when the
white man cleared the land and tilled it, that they found
an abundance of stone made spears of various sizes and
shapes. These spears were placed on the end of a wooden
stick and used for hunting and the spearing of fish and
other animals. It was no coincidence then when tilling
the fields or just walking over them, that the farmer
found many of these stone arrows or stone hatchets
espccially in those areas at or along the places where the
Indians settled as in the case of Mequon and Thiensville.


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