Logging and early settlements, pp. 8-20
Walking Bridge across the Big Eau Pleine at Webertown. Courtesy Caroline Reichert I ~4 Weber Settlement was a thriving community until the arrival of the Chicago and North Western Railway which attracted the young, ambitious lumberman, W.D. Connor, who, in 1891, established the village of Stratford. Today, all that remains of Webertown are two old ceme- teries, a few stone structures ob- scured by the terrain, descen- dants of the settlers, and the ever flowing, meandering wa- ters of the rippling Big Eau Pleine. (The writer, Patti Laessig Zimmerman, is a decendant of the Laessigs and Webers of Webertown) Julie Wagner on walking bridge across the Big Eau Pleine at Webertown about 1916. There is a sign above the bridge that warns of a $5.00 fine if more than two people are on the bridge at the same time Courtesy Adella Cline.
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